By Grant Shepherd
LAS VEGAS: Preliminary figures released from the Consumer Electronics Association have revealed that attendance numbers were up for the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas. In addition to this exhibitor numbers were also up from previous years.
According to the CEA, preliminary registration figures indicated that more than 120,000 industry professionals attended this year’s CES, which is up from the 2009 figure of 113,085.
International attendance was also on the rise with an increase of more than 1,000 overseas attendees and over 5,000 reporters, analysts and bloggers were also in attendance.
“The innovations unveiled this week at the 2010 International CES brought new optimism and opportunity to our industry and the global economy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA.
“This show exceeded expectations with its innovation, optimism and excitement. What a great way to kick off the new decade.”
Overall in 2010 there were 2,500 technology companies introducing more than 20,000 new products and a record 330 new exhibitors were present in what is the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology.
The 2011 International CES will once again be held in Las Vegas and will run from 6 January to 9 January 2011.