CES 2007 Numbers Roll In

CES 2007 Numbers Roll In

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The International CES recently announced the results of an independent audit that, as show organizers CEA stated, “confirms CES’ stature as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and North America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind.”

The 2007 International CES audit, conducted by VERIS Consulting LLC, revealed that the industry tradeshow drew a record 27,020 international attendees, with overall attendance totaling 143,695 industry professionals during CES’ four-day run in Las Vegas, NV, January 8-11, 2007. VERIS is certified by The Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission to perform audits.

“The audit results prove that the International CES is the paramount location for industry professionals from all around the globe to come together for unparalleled business opportunities,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of CES. “In addition to attracting the best in the technology industry, the 2007 CES also drew top professionals from the content, wireless and retail industries, as well as government officials, venture capitalists, engineers and media from all over the world.”

The 2007 International CES was the largest CES in history in terms of both international attendance and square footage. International attendees, representing 140 countries, reached an all-time high, increasing by more than five percent over 2006. A total of 48 formal delegations attended CES in 2007, including six attending for the first time from Australia, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Morocco and Peru.

With the addition of CES’ newest venue, the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian, total exhibit space also reached an all-time high. More than 2,700 exhibitors showcased their newest products in a record breaking 1.8 million net square feet of space.

The 2007 International CES VERIS audit confirmed that the event was attended by 74 percent of Fortune 100 corporations, as standout companies in the audio, accessories, broadcasting, cable, content, digital imaging, electronic gaming, emerging technology, home networking, home theater, mobile electronics, video and wireless industries continue to use CES as the launch pad for new technologies.

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