(Las Vegas, NV) — Tuesday is the official kickoff of Las Vegas’ biggest annual convention.
More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the International Consumer Electronics Show and see the latest gadgets that will be on store shelves later this year.
The local economy will get an infusion of nearly $200 million non-gaming revenue during CES.
Hotels on the Strip are charging premium rates. The “Las Vegas Sun” says at the Aria resort, a room that goes for about $170 a night costs about $900 during CES, while a $300 a night room at Wynn Las Vegas will set you back about $850.
For the first time in 15 years, a Microsoft executive will not deliver the keynote address. Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs will do the honors this year.
CES runs through Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center and several area hotels. It’s not open to the public.