At the beginning of each new year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes over Las Vegas to showcase the latest products and trends in innovation to visitors from across the globe. But did you know how this international trade show impacts our local economy?
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas will reap almost $195 million in non-gaming revenue from the 2014 CES.
This attracts thousands of tourists filling hotel rooms and contributes to the 6.8 plus Billion dollar convention industry of Las Vegas supporting more than 58,000 jobs. More than 150,000 delegates are expected to visit the convention, which will occupy floor space equivalent to 37 football fields, taking up the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo Center, as well as the convention centers for the Las Vegas Hilton, the Venetian, the Palazzo, the Wynn and the Encore. At least 20,000 products will be unveiled.
CES will also feature special new additions this year: four charging stations for electronic vehicles, which will stay here in town after the convention’s close.