CES: Rough Count Tallies 140,000 Attendees for 2011 Confab
Show registers at least 10.5% increase over last year
By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/10/2011 3:02:29 PMClick here for complete coverage of CES 2011
More than 140,000 people descended onto Las Vegas for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 6-9, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, which produces the world's biggest consumer-technology tradeshow. That's up at least 10.5% from the 126,641 attendees at the 2010 CES.
CEA also said more than 2,700 technology companies exhibited at the 2011 CES. In addition, the show attracted a record 30,000 international attendees and 22 top CEOs participating in keynotes, including Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt.
Other data points, per CEA: More than 80 tablets were launched at the show, and Twitter users posted more than 158,000 CES-related tweets since Monday, Jan. 3.
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