Monday, January 16, 2012

A Record Breaking CES

By Chuck Hajdu

The CEA has announced the final numbers for the 2012 International CES and they’re very impressive. Maybe the naysayers are wrong, maybe there is a new interest in trade shows! Here’s part of the announcement:

The 2012 International CES had more exhibitors (3100) hawking their wares across more space (1.9 million square feet) and attracted more people (153,000 attendees) than any other CES in the 44-year history of the event, the Consumer Electronics Association revealed in a statement released Friday.

In addition, more than 20,000 new products were introduced at this year's show, the association said, and more than 2000 news articles were written about innovations at the event -- a 33 percent increase over 2011.

Part of this increase is due to the addition of the PMA show with it’s hundreds of additional booths. Maybe this will prove to be a successful marriage after all.


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