Safari Club International has a new home for its 2018 convention, its last in Las Vegas for several years. In recent years the convention has been held at Mandalay Bay, but from January 31 through February 3, 2018, the convention show floor will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new Headquarters Hotel will be located at MGM Grand, across the street from the Mandalay Bay.
The planned move started in 2013 when the Mandalay Bay did not have open dates for SCI’s convention. The Las Vegas Convention Center, the largest convention facility in the city with more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, stepped in and offered the organization both a location and dates for its 46th Annual Hunters’ Convention. The event will be located in the Center and North Halls.
SCI will provide complimentary shuttles to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center and its hotels, and can provide attendees with everything needed to find and book their next destination to hunt and fish. The SCI convention is not just for hunters, though; it is for sportsmen and women of every type. With more than 2,200 booths and 1,100 exhibitors from six continents under one roof, the convention offers a wide array of custom works in guns, art, wildlife jewelry, taxidermy, furniture, and gear.
Comedian Tim Allen will perform at the Wednesday night opening gala dinner and auction. Allen, known as “Tim the Tool Man” for years, more recently became famous for his role in Last Man Standing. Closing the event on Saturday night, keynote speaker Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, will provide an insider’s insight into the most asked questions about today’s political issues. Register now to get a discounted badge for this event.
Nearly $10 million in hunts, guns, and more will be sold during the daily live and silent auctions. Bid on hunts from around the world or right here at home, and search for your next trip using SCI’s online auction browser. The money raised during the convention provides the majority of the crucial funds SCI needs to protect the hunting heritage. More than $15 million were raised during the 2017 convention.
Take a “Walk on the Wild Side” and book your room now at the MGM Grand at showsci.org/hotels while discounts are available. After the 2018 convention, SCI will not be back in Las Vegas until 2022, when it celebrates its 50th anniversary. If you’re not a SCI member, it’s easy to join. The convention is just one of the many benefits that are available.