CES Attendance Back to Pre-Recession Numbers

Posted Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Over 140,000 people packed the show.

The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest events anywhere. It draws a massive crowd from all across the world, bringing people together to talk tech.

In 2009, the attendance numbers dropped sharply, with a mere 113,000 making it to the show. 2010 was an improvement with over 120,000 people in attendance, but it wasn't up to the massive numbers from 2008.

It can certainly be seen as a good sign for the industry that this year's numbers were back to those pre-recession levels. Over 140,000 people packed into the Las Vegas Convention Center and Sands Expo Center this year - the same amount that came back in January of 2008.

The 2011 CES also brought in the largest amount of international attendees ever. Over 30,000 people from outside of the US made it to Las Vegas for the show.

Source: Conected World Magazine

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