The List: Conventions

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A man in a blue body suit walks into the North Hall during CES Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Mon, Jan 2, 2012 (3 a.m.)

Convention Website Attendees Dates
1 Consumer Electronics Show CESWeb.org 149,529 Jan. 6-9, 2011
2 Conexpo- Con/Agg ConExpoConAgg.com 118,750 March 22-26, 2011
3 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week SemaShow.com 115,000 Nov. 1-4, 2011
4 National Association of Broadcasters NABShow.org 85,000 April 11-14, 2011
5a MAGIC International Fall Show MagicOnline.com 75,000 Feb. 15-17, 2011
5b MAGIC International Spring Show MagicOnline.com 75,000 Aug. 22-24, 2011
7 Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show ShotShow.org 57,535 Jan. 18-20, 2011
8 International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition AHRExpo.com 54,000 Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2011
9a World Market Center LasVegasMarket.com 50,000 Jan. 24-28, 2011
9b World Market Center LasVegasMarket.com 50,000 Aug. 1-5, 2011
11 World of Concrete WorldOfConcrete.com 48,554 Jan. 18-21, 2011
12 ASD Las Vegas ASDOnline.com 45,221 Feb. 27-March 2, 2011
13 American Dental Association ADA.org 45,000 Oct. 10-13, 2011
14 ASD Las Vegas ASDOnline.com 34,500 July 31-Aug. 3, 2011
15 International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference IECSC.com 32,000 June 18-20, 2011
16 International Hospitality Week InternationalHospitalityWeek.com 31,340 March 8-10, 2011
17a JCK Show JCKGroup.com 31,000 June 3-6, 2011
17b RECon ICSC.org 31,000 May 23-25, 2011
19 Adult Entertainment Expo AdultEntertainmentExpo.com 30,000 Jan. 6-9, 2011
20 National Hardware Show NationalHardwareShow.com 29,805 May 10-12, 2011
21 National Business Aviation Association NBAA.org 27,008 Oct. 10-12, 2011
22 International Security Conference ISCWest.com 25,100 April 6-8, 2011
23a Cosmoprof North America CosmoprofNorthAmerica.com 23,000 July 31-Aug. 2, 2011
23b Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute PackExpo.com 23,000 Sept. 26-29, 2011
25 Promotional Products Association International PPAI.org 20,315 Jan. 10-14, 2011
26a Licensing International Expo LicensingExpo.com 20,000 June 14-16, 2011
26b International Sign Association SignExpo.com 20,000 April 28-30, 2011
26c Power-Gen International Conference Power-Gen.com 20,000 Dec. 13-15, 2011
29a Surfaces Surfaces.com 18,000 Jan. 25-27, 2011
29b Interbike Expo Interbike.com 18,000 Sept. 21-23, 2011
29c Interop Interop.com 18,000 May 8-12, 2011
32a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) SHRM.org 17,500 June 26-28, 2011
32b VMWARE Inc. VMWorld.com 17,500 Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2011
34 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (KBIB) KBIS.com 17,324 April 26-28, 2011
35a World Shoe Association WSAShow.com 17,000 July 27-29, 2011
35b G2E: Global Gaming Expo GlobalGamingExpo.com 17,000 Oct. 4-6, 2011
35c International Sanitary Supply Association ISSA.com 17,000 Oct. 19-21, 2011
38 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International WPPI-Online.com 16,104 Feb. 21-23, 2011
39 World Educational Congress for Laundering & Drycleaning CleanShow.com 16,000 June 6-9, 2011
40a Coverings 2011 Coverings.com 15,000 March 14-17. 2011
40b Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers AWFS.org 15,000 July 20-23, 2011
42 Western Veterinary Conference WVC.org 14,617 Feb. 20-24, 2011
43 International Vision Expo VisionExpoWest.com 14,000 Sept. 8-10, 2011
44 Hospitality Design Expo HDExpo.com 13,551 May 18-20, 2011

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  1. It would be nice to know what conventions are upcoming instead of what happened last year.

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