Attendance at this year’s CES in January in Las Vegas reached a record high of 176,676, prompting the show’s owner to bring in tighter registration requirements for next year.
The record high numbers of industry professionals attending the Consumer Electronics Show translated to a 10 per cent increase on CES 2014.
CES’s owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), stated that as ‘CES numbers are on the rise’, it will implement stricter credential requirements aimed at keeping the number of attendees at ‘around the same as this year’.
The CEA stated this change in registration is ‘to ensure the highest quality experience for all in attendance.’ Registration for CES 2016 opens soon on July 8 so for more information, go to CESweb.org.
Billions of Twitter impressions delivered
The CEA hired an independent company called Veris Consulting to carry out the audit of this year’s CES figures and the full report reveals 48,833 of the attendees came from outside the US which was a 19.6 per cent increase on last year.
A high number of the media attended the show with 6,952 people reporting on the latest consumer technologies and trends, resulting in more than 950 million media impressions and there were 7.51 billion total potential Twitter impressions delivered.
CES had a solid presence on social media with more than 750,000 mentions of it during the four days of the show. The show featured more than 3,600 exhibiting companies across more than 2.23 million net square feet of exhibit space.