A successful CES requires days of on-site preparation and laborious booth installation by all the exhibitors. Take a look at this slideshow of images from the South and Central Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center to get a sense of the enormous teamwork and planning involved in staging one of the biggest trade shows around.
Ladders abound in the South Hall as crews construct elaborate structures and precisely aim lights.
Las Vegas, like much of the country, has fallen on hard times in the past few years... walking around the floor seeing everybody focused on their tasks is great-- you can really sense the pride folks take in their work and most people had a happy smile for my camera.
The big booths are a bit stricter about letting people photograph before the show starts, so this is all I got before I was asked to move along. As always it'll be a big blue-lit masterpiece of a booth.
I saw a number of these bikes around both indoors and out. The spaces of the Las Vegas Convention Center are so huge that riding a bike between your booth and the parking lot would save a good amount of time.
Items are shipped to CES from all over the world for display-- their containers are stored out back during the week and then this whole process will happen in reverse when CES exhibitors dismantle their booths and leave Las Vegas.