ConExpo is less than 3 weeks away. The Expo itself is huge and so is Las Vegas. Don't let the expo halls lined with seemingly endless booths or Sin City overwhelm you. Boom & Bucket put together a guide to all the best of the best during the week of March 14, 2023. Check it out below.
It's the CAT® Global Operator Challenge Finals!
Fans from around the world will cheer on their favorite operator in three exciting equipment challenges. These nine finalists fcompeted against more the 5,000 other machine operators to earn their spot in the final round.
With nerves of steel and the skills of a surgeon, the nine competitors won't give up until they're the champion of the Cat® Operator Challenge.
Who do you think will win?
Pontus, Nick, Matt, Sebastian, Fernando, Masato, John, Lukasz, or Patrick?
Watch the competition in Cat Operator Stadium at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 Las Vegas, NV or watch the competition streaming live broadcast!
Feeling a bit parched from the dry climate or all the networking happening at ConExpo? Rest assured, you can easily find a cold beer (glass of wine, water, or drink of your choice) both in the bars & shops at the hotels as well as away from Las Vegas Blvd.
Vegas is a fun place to be on March 17th as green beer and Irish whiskey flow at most Las Vegas bars and pubs while you sit back and enjoy live entertainment and authentic Irish food the Vegas way. Let's face it, Las Vegas is known for doing everything big. St Patrick's Day is no exception. But you don't have to be a beer or whiskey drinker to enjoy St. Patty's Day.
Celtic Feis Celebration at New York-New York
St. Patrick's ShamROCK Celebration - Fremont Street Experience
St. Patrick's Day Firefighters Parade, Fun Challenge & Block Party (Downtown) -- Hosted by the Las Vegas Valley Firefighters
O'Sheas St. Patrick's Day BLOQ Party at The LINQ Promenade
St. Patrick's Day at The LINQ Promenade
Green Beer & Sheningans at Hennessey's Tavern (Downtown Las Vegas)
Ri Ra Las Vegas' St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Get all the details on these events and a list of all the Irish pubs in Vegas on Las Vegas How To
The shows in Vegas are truly spectacular, and worth the time and money. Our team voted on their top 5 favorites shows. We recommend you catch one - or all 5 if you are ConExpo all 5 days. Hopefully, they can help you not hate Vegas before you depart.
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. .
Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly
"O" by Cirque du Soleil
America's Got Talent Live (as David Copperfield is dark the week of ConExpo!)
Oh, and we should mention, there are hitmakers with residencies playing this week. Check out who's there.
Looking for a laugh? There are some great (and very affordable) comedy shows in Vegas including:
Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show
Laugh Factor Comedy Club
Pablo Francisco at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club
While games start in Dayton, OH and don't make their way to Vegas until March 23 & 25, 2023, there are still plenty of great sportsbook and spots to watch all the NCAA games. Will one of the top 10 picks like Houson, Alabama, Kansas come out on top? Or will an underdog like TCU, Saint Mary's, or Texas A&M pull off a huge upset? Make your picks today - Here is a printable bracket
During March Madness, some of the best sportsbooks to watch the games include:
ARIA: The Aria offers 90 HD screens, so you're pretty much guaranteed to have an awesome view of ever dribble, pass, and swoosh.
Venetian: Featuring one of the most advanced video screens on the continent, you'll be amazed by the views you'll be able to get of the games here. There are 118 lavish betting stations, too.
MGM Grand: With 36 65-inch LCD TVs, 24 42-inch plasma TVs, and seating for 104 people, you'll have front-row seats to the nail-biting games.
Caesars Palace: At this acclaimed casino, you'll find six 12-foot by 15-foot screens, 12 50-inch plasma TVs, and a 20-foot by 50-foot LED board for your unobstructed viewing pleasure. There are also 140 sports seats with 12-inch flat screens situated on each table.
Mirage: Watch the events on the huge 85-foot HD projection screens that offer 4X resolution of 1080p. Talk about an amazing view!
Westgate: Offering an immense 220-foot by 18-foot 4K video wall and more than 350 seats, you'll feel as if you are actually at the game when you watch it at Westgate's sportsbook.
Circa: The best place hotel to watch and bet on March Madness in Downtown Las Vegas. Be sure to check our Stadium swim while you are there.
**Note, most of these sportsbooks will have reserved seating for a price.
There are also a variety of Watch Parties around town. You must reserve your spots at those parties. Check out a complete list of March Madness Viewing Parties here
If you are a ConExpo first-timer (or even a veteran!) who wants a scannable guide to making ConExpo a success, we’ve got you covered.
Every booth and company gives out swag and freebies - everything from pens to koozies, shirt to yetis. You could probably go home with a whole suitcase full of goodies. While fun and free, they aren’t going to be the awesome giveaways that could change your life or business.
Some of the potentially less- known brands are offering awesome giveaways at ConExpo - grill giveaways, an all-expenses paid vacation, a 2-Year Lease On Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Car - but nothing is as major as the The Bucket List Sweepstakes from Boom & Bucket. Yes, yours truly is offering a chance to win a life-changing $1M dollar. What are you waiting for? Enter Now
We are compiling a list of all the best parties around ConExpo to make networking fun and easy. You can sign-up for the list today and we’ll send it a few days before the Expo starts.
To have ConExpo work for your business, you need to use the Show Planner to schedule your booth stops. Use your google calendar or calendar on your phone to send out meeting invites to all the folks you want to talk with. Want to be one step ahead of the competition? Download the ConExpo App for Scheduling Now
Remember, stop by the Boom & Bucket booth - North Hall N11901. We’d love to talk to you personally about how we can help your business grow and succeed in 2023 ... and beyond!