06.08.2007 12:00 AM
Consumer Electronics Show Proves How Big it Is
An independent audit has confirmed that Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January was very, very big--North America's largest tradeshow "of any kind," according to organizers.
The audit, conducted by Veris Consulting LLC, revealed CES drew 143,695 people during Jan. 8-11. Veris certifies that those in attendance are counted only once. The 2007 International CES was the largest CES for international attendance--27,020--and square footage--1.8 million square feet accommodating 2,700 exhibitors.
The audit indicated that more than 4,500 members of the media and 2,200 financial and market analysts attended. Of these, 1,228 were international journalists representing 73 different countries, up 28 percent from 2006.