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CES chalks up several new records

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 2:05pm
Mike Robuck

Last week's 2012 International CES event in Las Vegas was a record-breaking show on several levels for the Consumer Electronics Association.

The 2012 International CES was the largest in the event's 44-year history, with a record number of more than 3,100 exhibitors across the largest show floor in CES history – 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space – and drawing a record of more than 153,000 attendees, including more than 34,000 international attendees. More than 20,000 new products were launched last week across various locations in Las Vegas.

"The 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 and CEO of CEA, the owner and producer of the International CES.

Industries with increased presence at CES included health care, automotive, entertainment, advertising and marketing.

A host of reporters were on hand to report news that resulted in more than 2,000 news articles, which was an increase in media coverage of more than a third over 2011.

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