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CES ’12 Sets New Attendance Records

Las Vegas – The 2012 International CES was the largest in
the event’s 44-year history, with a record numbers of attendees, exhibitors and
show floor space, according to its owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA).

The initial attendance figure was 153,000, including more
than 34,000 international visitors, according to CEA, which conducts an independent
audit of attendance at the International CES, Verified figures will be
available in the spring.

The record number of exhibitors was 3,100 across the largest show floor in CES history — 1.861 million
net square feet of exhibit space.

estimated that more than 20,000 new products were launched at the 2012 CES,
which also featured top executives participating in keynote sessions, including
those from Qualcomm, Mercedes, Wal-Mart, Intel, Ford, Verizon, Unilver, Ford,
eBay, GE, Google and Facebook. Executive delegations from thousands of global
companies, from Apple to Zeo, attended the 2012 CES to meet with current and
future customers. 

said it is currently reviewing requests for 2013 CES keynotes and will be
making announcements in the coming months. In addition, the 2013 International
CES is already generating significant interest as space selection for next
year’s show has already begun. The International CES will return to Las Vegas
from Jan. 8-11, 2013.

example, 95,000 square feet of exhibit space in the 2013 CES iLounge Pavilion
has already sold, and Mazda and BMW have committed to 2013 CES exhibit space,
along with Ford, Kia, Audi and Hyundai, creating an even larger Apple-related
product and automotive presence at the 2013 CES.

2012 CES was the most phenomenal show in our history, generating more energy
and excitement across every major industry touching technology than ever
before,” said Gary Shapiro, president/CEO of CEA, in a statement. “CES is the
change agent, the catalyst, that brings executives from a wide range of
industries together and helps them create better ways of doing business
together. The breadth and depth of the 2012 CES, which featured more innovative
technology products than anywhere else on Earth, is a testament to the dynamic
and innovative global consumer technology industry, which will reach $1
trillion globally this year.”

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and look for the upcoming Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 post-show issues of TWICE.