Calanit Atia

President, A to Z Events

Calanit Atia is President and Founder of A to Z, an Israeli Air Force Gulf War Veteran, UNLV Graduate, Columnist, Speaker, 2020 MPI Women’s Advisory Board Member. A to Z Events, Award-Winning Las Vegas Destination Management and Entertainment Company Celebrating 19 Years. Offers services such as Destination Management, Off-site Events, Event Décor, Dining, Tours, Activities, Entertainment, Booth Management, Convention Talent and Models. A to Z Events client lists are vast and distinguished. A to Z has been the preferred vendor for some of the most prestigious hotels in Las Vegas, including Wynn Las Vegas; as well as the preferred vendor for Freeman, the largest general convention contractor in the USA and NAB National Broadcasters Association. After receiving a high school degree with a photography minor, from Vizo Zarfat Tel Aviv, Israel, she joined the Israeli Air Force. During Desert Storm, she worked with the citizens of Israel educating them on civil defense. After leaving the Air Force, she began her professional career as the top sales executive for the largest newspaper in Israel. After years of success in that field, Calanit fulfilled her dream coming to Las Vegas and being an important part of the Las Vegas Convention and Events industry. Calanit is a graduate of UNLV. While working on her Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration Degree with emphasis on Trade Show and Exhibition Management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Calanit was greatly involved in developing the Mentor Program. As a speaker, she has been successfully teaching “The Art of Negotiating Your Bills and Contracts”, “Create Your Map” and “Making a Choice” In 2010, wanting to make a difference she run for the office of State Assembly Representative. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards; Commendation from United States Senator Harry Reid, "Women Who Mean Business" Honoree; Las Vegas Business Press, Reflection Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship; Miller Freeman - Contribution to the Trade Show Industry; Top 100 Women of Influence; and Distinguished Woman of Nevada, to name a few. Calanit is also successful columnist for many years with her columns in Exhibit City News where she is interviewed the most influential professional in the Hospitality and Trade Show industry. Calanit has been a Las Vegas resident for the past 25 years, where she devotes her time rescuing dogs and supporting ASPCA, from where she rescued her beloved dog Duffy.