conventions

VThe CES logo is displayed during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Mitch Kelly
January 11, 2021 - 5:36 am
While we're all hoping that 2021 brings us more properous times than 2020, a big convention that was supposed to begin on Monday is a reminder that Las Vegas still has a ways to go before getting back to pre-pandemic normalcy.
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Handguns, including the model 629 .44 Magnum S&W Special (front) are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 19
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Mitch Kelly
October 30, 2020 - 9:53 am
The 2021 dominoes have begun to fall for the Las Vegas convention industry.
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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on March 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Associated Press
October 27, 2020 - 5:05 am
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said Monday that he hopes to lift limits and allow conventions to return at 50% capacity by Jan. 2021, but said he couldn’t do so unless the pandemic reversed course.
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Symbol of Clark County, Nevada
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Mitch Kelly
October 20, 2020 - 5:04 am
Clark County has released its Large Gathering Venue Plan Submission Guide detailing what’s required before large special events, trade shows, conventions, and conferences can be held throughout Las Vegas and Clark County and each of its cities.
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A convention room inside the Plaza Hotel and Casino
Plaza Hotel and Casino
Mitch Kelly
October 06, 2020 - 6:11 am
The Plaza Hotel and Casino downtown announced its #MaskOnMeetOn Initiative Monday, with various protocols for the return of meetings and events in line with enhanced health and safety guidelines as outlined by federal, state and local health agencies.
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Attendees pose by a SEMA sign at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Mitch Kelly
August 06, 2020 - 6:52 am
The coronavirus pandemic has cost Las Vegas another huge convention.
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CES 2020
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Mitch Kelly
July 28, 2020 - 7:35 am
Las Vegas took another huge blow on Tuesday when it was announced that the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show would be going all digital.
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The Las Vegas Convention Center is seen from the Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 30, 2015
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Paul Ihander
July 08, 2020 - 1:50 pm
Two big conventions say Las Vegas isn't in the cards for 2020.
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Scenes of an empty Las Vegas Strip
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Mitch Kelly
May 01, 2020 - 6:25 am
The plunge was expected, but it's hard to digest nevertheless.
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Associated Press
April 20, 2020 - 9:19 am
The agency promoting tourism in Las Vegas is quickly re-doing its budget, with coronavirus casino closures and business shutdowns projected to result in a two-thirds cut in hotel room tax funding for the fiscal year starting July 1.
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