Arlington, VA, June 29, 2016 – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, today announced final, audited numbers for CES® 2016. The audit confirms the 2016 event, which ran January 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV, reached a new attendance record, attracting 177,393 industry professionals from around the world. More, the final number, which marks less than one percent growth over ces 2015, underscores CTA’s efforts to limit overall attendance on par with final numbers from ces 2016. The full independent audit summary, performed by Vault Consulting, LLC, is complete and highlights are now available on CES.tech.
The audit also confirms a record international presence at the 2016 show with 53,808 attendees coming from outside the U.S. (up 10 percent over last year) representing 158 countries (up from 153 countries at CES® 2015). ces 2016 played host to 3,886 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest innovation and technologies changing the world across 2,475,646 net square feet of exhibit space.
“Attracting more than 177,000 attendees is quite a remarkable achievement and our strong international attendance clearly confirms our show’s status as the global technology event” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, ces and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM. “We also are extremely pleased to see that the new enhanced credentialing procedures we implemented for 2016 enabled us to deliver a high-quality audience.”
To ensure industry professionals attending ces would continue to have a positive, quality business experience, this year CTA sought to cap overall attendance right around 176,000 by implementing new registration fees and other measures. CTA aimed to cap attendance, in line with the 176,676 attending ces 2015.
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