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CES 2001 Tops Tradeshow Week List

Arlington, Va. – The 2001 International CES topped the Tradeshow Week 200, making it the largest trade show in the U.S. and Canada as ranked by the publication.

The 2001 CES jumped six spots from its 2000 slot to claim the top spot. Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO, welcomed the award but noted that several major bi-annual and tri-annual events were not held during last year. He added, ‘In any case, we have certainly become the largest annual North American trade show. Even as we celebrate our success of the 2001 and 2002 shows, we are focused on growing media, international and financial analyst attendance for the 2003 event.’

The 2002 event had 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space for more than 2,000 exhibitors. Karen Chupka, events and conference VP for CEA, said, ‘We are looking forward to a great show for 2003.’ The dates for next year show are Thursday, January 9 through Sunday, January 12 in Las Vegas. For more information on the 2003 International CES, visit