07 Jan 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas News Bureau
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sampled some of the new technology at CES 2016 in Las Vegas during a Jan. 7 tour of the trade show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The tour was led by Gary Shapiro, Consumer Technology Association president/CEO, and Rossi Ralenkotter, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority president/CEO.
Considered the world’s premier annual innovation event featuring the latest in consumer technology, CES has called Las Vegas it’s exclusive home since 1978. The event this week Jan. 6-9 will draw more than 165,000 attendees including 45,000 international attendees from more than 150 countries. With more than 6,000 registered media from all around the world, Las Vegas will take center stage as an international innovation destination. In addition, more than 48,000 senior-level executives will attend CES and 82-percent of Fortune 100 companies have representatives here underscoring the fact that Las Vegas is a serious place to conduct business.In addition to the impact CES has on the technology world, it also benefits the Las Vegas community with nearly $140 million in direct visitor spending supporting more than 1,500 local jobs.
Various shots of Governor Sandoval walking the CES show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Governor was escorted by LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and CTA President Gary Shapiro who oversees the CES show. The governor also ran into celebrity Jenny McCarthy and her husband Donnie Wahlberg as they were doing their SiriusXM radio show live on the show floor.
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