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CEA: More Than 140K Attended CES

1/10/2011 09:45:30 AM Eastern

Las Vegas - More than 140,000 industry professionals attended International CES,
according to the show's owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA).

The
show, which ran here from Jan. 6-9, drew more than 2,700
technology companies across global and set several new records, including
30,000 international attendees and 22 top CEOs participating in keynotes.

CEA also reported that CES attracted more than 80
international delegations. CEA conducts an independent audit of attendance at
the International CES, and final verified figures will be available in the
spring.

Last Friday night during the
annual Leaders In Technology dinner, CEA president/CEO Gary Shapiro
began the festivities by announcing that attendance at this week's show for the
first two days was 132,191, higher than the 2010 show's first two days of
112,515 and the final 2010 International CES audited attendance of 126,000.

"That's
a positive sign for our economy," he told an audience of industry and
government luminaries, which was reported by TWICE.com and the Official Daily
of International CES, which is produced by the editors of TWICE.

But
beyond mere headcounts, the 2011 International CES also exudes "a mood of
optimism" and introduced a "tremendous amount of innovation," Shapiro said.

The 2011 CES created a buzz in the social media world, with
more than 158,000 CES-related tweets since Monday, Jan. 3, CEA noted.

CES will return to Las Vegas Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, and
will end Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

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