Over 150,000 visitors trawled the 2006 International CES. The number represents a 4.3 percent increase in overall attendance, with 25,000 attendees arriving from outside the US.
The CEA released the final numbers for the show after an independent audit conducted by VERIS consulting.
Its predecessor, the 2005 CES, also topped the Tradeshow Week 200 list, confirming it as the largest annual tradeshow in the United States and Canada for the fifth consecutive year.
“Being ranked at the top of the Tradeshow Week 200 list is a testament to the dynamic nature and growth of the consumer electronics industry,” declared Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. “This ranking reinforces the International CES as a must-attend global event for all communities within the consumer technology industry.”
The upcoming 2007 International CES will be held in Las Vegas January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Hilton and the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian.
Pre-show events will begin on Saturday, January 6 with CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES.
For the first time, high-end audio and home theater exhibitors will be grouped together at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian. The move to The Venetian comes on the heels of the successful expansion to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in 2006, the adjoining venue to The Venetian.