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by Michael J. Shapiro | March 30, 2011

 Las Vegas topped the list of trade show destinations for the 17th consecutive year, according to the Trade Show News Networks’ “2010 TSNN 250 US Trade Shows” report. The city hosted 60 of the 250 largest shows, ranked by net square footage used, for a total of 20.7 million square feet, or 32 percent of the total square footage of the top 250 events. The largest trade show of 2010 was the International Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, with 1.4 million net square feet. Orlando and Chicago, the two runner-up destinations, hosted 25 and 22 trade shows, respectively.