With trade show attendance numbers still struggling to make a comeback in Las Vegas, and the governor’s office adding to the uncertainty by once again pushing mask mandates and rumors of shut downs and capacity limits behind the scenes, August could be a make or break month for convention industry workers and businesses who are hanging their financial hat on many of the large conventions set to return next month.
Here are some of the large conventions that are scheduled to make their return in August:
Black Hat USA is one of the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. The six-day Black Hat event at Mandalay Bay begins on July 31st with four days of intense Training for security practitioners, followed by the two-day main event.
Cvent CONNECT is the world’s premier event technology conference. Join Cvent at one of the world’s largest hybrid gatherings of meetings, events, and hospitality professionals. For industry insiders, this event raises a lot of concerns for Las Vegas as the event is offering In-Person and Virtual Passes, suggesting that like many of the returning trade shows they are struggling to get people back live. in-person.
Even more worrisome, is this is an event specifically geared towards those in the events industry; if we can’t even get the meeting planners to come back to a live event what does that mean for the industry?
The show runs from August 1 – 4 at the new Caesars Forum.
Started in 1992 by the Dark Tangent, DEF CON is the world’s longest running and largest underground hacking conference. The event brings together everyone from top security experts to infamous hackers and those who think they can hack.
Every year major vulnerabilities in our infrastructure are discovered at DEFCON, as so-called “friendly hackers” attempt to expose weaknesses that could be exploited by less friendly hackers looking to interfere with the world. From exposing lax security practices to hackers demonstrating techniques to compromise electronic safes with cryptographic locks, DEFCON is one of the most important security conferences of the year.
The show runs from August 5 – 8 at Ballys.
The Magic Marketplace Show is the fashion industry’s premier showcase event contemporary men’s and women’s apparel, footwear and sourcing and the most comprehensive destination for fashion buyers and brands in the world.
The show run from August 9 -11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The OFFPRICE Show is the shopping destination for smart retailers who want fashionable apparel, footwear and accessories, at prices that can’t be beat. The show connects apparel retail buyers of all sizes with the leading off-price specialists in 20-70 percent below wholesale apparel, accessories, footwear and more.
The OFFPRICE Show runs from August 7 – 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
SuperZoo is your chance to meet and network with professionals from the retail pet industry. With over 15,000 people flocking to SuperZoo 2018 in Las Vegas to snag the latest hot-ticket items and standout products for their store shelves, the show is one of the retail pet industry’s top expos for meeting with suppliers, industry experts and pet professionals.
The expo runs from August 17 – 19 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The 2021 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, put on by the National Association of Pizzeria Operators, is the world’s largest pizza-only trade show. Pizza Expo, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is the only industry event where you’ll find more than 90 industry-specific seminars, workshops, and demonstrations, not to mention 500 exhibiting companies and 1,100 booths.
The expo runs from August 17 – 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas Market has become the most top furniture, home décor and gift market tradeshows in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of over 2,200 resources in an unrivaled market destination.
Las Vegas Market runs from August 22 – 26 at the World Market Center.
From exclusive Hollywood product presentations debuting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon is one of the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry.
The show runs from August 23 – 26 at Caesars Palace.
The 2021 Hospitality Design Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, presented by Hospitality Design magazine, is the premier trade show and conference for hospitality interior design.
The show runs from August 24 – 25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is the largest trade-only event catering to the antique and estate jewelry and watch industry. Nearly 400 exhibitors grace our show floor to display only the finest merchandise from across the globe acquired by world-renowned antique, vintage and estate jewelers.
The show runs from August 24 – 26 at Wynn Las Vegas.
Mobile Tech Expo is one of the top expos for mobile automotive technicians – including detailing, paintless dent repair, glass repair, and more!
Mobile Tech Expo features education, networking, and information exclusively for the paintless dent repair industry, detailing industry, and any industries in between. The three day show is filled with hundreds of booths and exhibitors presenting their products, information, and exhibits while seminars, workshops, contests, and demonstrations are being held.
The show runs from August 26 – 28 at the South Point
JCK Las Vegas is the leading jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals. Each year, the industry gathers where the latest awe-inspiring domestic and international designers and most sought after trends are showcased in a secure environment.
The show runs from August 27 – 30 at the Sands Expo Center
Held annually at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Cosmoprof North America is an exclusive business-to-business beauty industry trade show. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and establish new industry connections at the ultimate meeting point for beauty professionals.
The show runs from August 29 – 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
For a full list of event, conventions and tradeshows returning to Las Vegas, check out our full events calendar.