Sin City’s largest trade show is getting ready for a repeat performance.
Crews are preparing the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s event is expected to draw about 120-thousand buyers and technology fans to the valley, an increase of about ten-thousand from last year. About 25 hundred exhibitors, including Ford Motor, are expected to display the latest in audio, video and computer-related gadgets that you’ll see on store shelves later this year. One company is expected to cast a shadow on CES, even though it will not be displaying any products in Vegas. “Computerworld” says the success of Apple’s iPad is expected to lead several rivals to show off their own versions of the device. There are also reports Verizon will announce its version of Apple’s iPhone, giving buyers an alternative to AT&T. The Consumer Electronics Show begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday. It’s not open to the public.