Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 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 No. 1 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 in a CEA statement. "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 Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas 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.
"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."
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, CEA said. For more information on the 2012 International CES, visit