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 2018 CATO Conference and Vendor Trade Show will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.  The trade show will take place on Monday and Tuesday in the recently renovated Summit Pavilion which offers more than 45,000 square feet of fully carpeted exhibition area.

2018 Trade Show Schedule

Set Up

Sunday, November 4th from 1pm-6pm
Monday, November 5th from 7am-10am

Trade Show

MONDAY & TUESDAY, November 5th & 6th – 11am-7pm

Tear Down

Tuesday, November 6th after 7pm


2018 Floor Plan
2018 CATO Prospectus