Trade shows are fascinating beasts. If you visit the floor ground one or two days before the conference opens, you’ll see a lot of noise, dust, dirt and trash everywhere – yet at 10AM on day one, everything miraculously works.

While the rest of the team is scattered around the fancy hotels for the associated press conferences, the author of these lines decided to to go around the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center and from the images below, the sheer scale of organized chaos is just amazing. The people that build the stages often don’t get the credit they deserve but it is exactly the overnight efforts by hundreds, if not thousands of workers that build the stages in record short time.

We bring you the images from North and South Halls, where the work is fully underway? pictures were taken as the counter hit "less than 24 hours till’ show time" mark, and the workers kept working as tomorrow never comes.

Right off the bat, we have Hisense replacing Microsoft in the Center Hall
Right off the bat, we have Hisense replacing Microsoft in the Center Hall

Panasonic is nowhere near being ready, but the 2013 theme mimics the 2012 show floor
Panasonic is nowhere near being ready, but the 2013 theme mimics the 2012 show floor

The world wants 3D, but without glasses. Stream TV Networks plans to kickstart the glasses-less 3D in 4K resolution
The world wants 3D, but without glasses. Stream TV Networks plans to kickstart the glasses-less 3D in 4K resolution

DTS is set to have the same presence as in 2012
DTS is set to have the same presence as in 2012… still, the sound testing was nowhere near to begin.

LG Booth is ready to boast the world's largest 3D screen...once it gets ready.
LG Booth is ready to boast the world’s largest 3D screen…once it gets ready.

At the same time, the LG crew is being briefed about what expects them during the convention
At the same time, the LG crew is being briefed about what expects them during the convention

GoPro will focus heavily on its 3rd generation camera for extreme environments
GoPro will focus heavily on its 3rd generation camera for extreme environments

TCL is all but guaranteed to garner a lot of attention with the Color Your World tagline
TCL is all but guaranteed to garner a lot of attention with the Color Your World tagline

The 46th International CES will open its doors between January 8-11, 2013 from 10AM onwards.