CES 2013 Attendance Tops 150,000

Attendance at CES 2013 topped 150,000, according to the CEA, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States.

CES 2013 Attendance Tops 150,000
Steve Crowe · January 14, 2013

If you felt crowded at CES 2013 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, there were plenty of others who felt the same way.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, which produces CES, more than 150,000 were in attendance, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States.

The official attendance number will be audited later this spring. CES 2012 set an attendance record with 156,153 industry professionals converging on Las Vegas.

CES 2013 was the largest in the show’s 45-year history with 1.92 million net square feet, or “37 football fields of exhibit space” as CEA notes. The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space at CES 2012.

“Innovation abounded at the 2013 CES and executives from every major industry that touches technology were here this week,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. “From amazing new products, to CEA’s new book Ninja Innovation, to our new publication – It Is Innovation (i3), innovation prevailed across 37 football fields of technology at the 2013 International CES. Our event is the biggest mobile show to kick-off the year and showcase our new mobile future.”

More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES.

“If you are a player in technology, you were at the 2013 CES,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of the International CES and corporate business strategy. “Every major company, from Amazon, Google, Groupon Goods, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube, was here this week participating in the ‘Super Bowl of technology,’ demonstrating the relevance and impact of the 2013 International CES.”

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