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International CES Is Largest Trade Show With Highest Economic Impact

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011 | SBO Editor

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® recently announced that the 2010 International CES® was named both the largest tradeshow and the tradeshow with the highest economic impact by Trade Show Executive (TSE) Magazine.

CEA was awarded the highly coveted number one spot in TSE’s Gold 100 Rankings of 2010. CES has earned top honors as the largest annual tradeshow in each of the four years of the Gold 100 Award’s existence.

“For the fourth year in a row, no show was able to unseat the International CES as the largest annual trade show in the U.S.,” said Darlene Gudea, president of Trade Show Executive Media Group. “CES held a commanding lead, spanning 586,000 more net square feet of exhibit space than the next annual show on the list.” Gudea noted that CES, with its significant exhibitor and attendee participation, enriched the Las Vegas economy with more than $119 million of new dollars, easily earning the distinction of the show with the highest economic impact of 2010.

The 2012 International CES will run January 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada and is expected to span more than 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space, with more than 2,700 exhibitors from 140 countries. The 2012 show looks to bring in more than 140,000 attendees, with some 30,000 from outside of the U.S., to experience more than 20,000 product launches across cutting edge technology categories such as; 3D, mobile DTV, tablets, apps, connected TVs embedded internet, green technology and more.

“We are thrilled to again top TSE’s Gold 100 Rankings as the leader in the tradeshow industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The International CES prides itself on being the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and generating business for the global CE industry.”

Tradeshows underscore the importance of face to face interactions. CES attendees collectively save 700 million miles of business travel – by taking one trip to meet all their current and future customers. Each CES attendee conducts an average of 12 onsite meetings with key contacts such as buyers, investors, analysts and media, highlighting the effectiveness of attending the International CES.

More than 200 conference sessions and 500 speakers are planned for the 2012 CES, spanning industry topics from entertainment content and distracted driving to social media and the connected home. For more information on the 2012 International CES, please visit www.CESweb.org.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.Innovation-Movement.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: International CES FacebookInternational CES TwitterDigital Dialogue.

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