Our annual training conference hosts approximately 1000 SWAT officers, supervisors and commanders from teams throughout the Western United States. The conference features educational seminars and presentations on emerging trends, tactics, legal issues, leadership and valuable ‘lessons learned’ from after action incident review. We also offer a two day vendor trade show where equipment manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers highlight the latest safety gear, weapons, munitions, clothing, emergency vehicles and technology. The CATO Conference and Vendor Trade Show is one of the few events that bring the police supply vendors, the end users and the executives that approve equipment purchases together in the same room.

The 2017 CATO Conference and Vendor Trade Show will be held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. The trade show will take place on Monday and Tuesday in the Grand Exhibit Hall which offers more than 41,000 square feet of fully carpeted exhibition area.

2017 Trade Show Schedule

Set Up

Sunday, December 3rd from 1pm-6pm
Monday, December 4th from 7am-11am

Trade Show

MONDAY & TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4th & 5th – 11am-7pm

Tear Down

Tuesday December 5th after 7pm


Floor Plan
2017 CATO Prospectus
2017 CATO Prospectus