CES 2010 Records Increasing Level Of Attendance

The increased number of attendees at the Consumer Electronic Show 2010, is been seen by many analysts as an indicator of the economy along with the technology sector getting back on its feet.

CES 2010 saw a 6 percent increase in the number of people attending the popular Las Vegas-based electronics convention.

Last year, the world's largest consumer electronic show received only 113,085 visitors amidst the economic recession and raised the registration fee that was meant to keep out those who had no connection with the industry.

The Consumer Electronics Association reported that, last week, the CES received a total of 120,000 visitors, citing a 6 percent increase in the number of attendees.

The association, headed by Gary Shapiro, also reported that around 2500 companies exhibited their products and prototypes at the show.

The number of journalists and bloggers, attending the show in Las Vegas was pegged to be somewhere around 6000 by the association.

However, the number of visitors at CES 2010 was much less compared to the 141,150 people that attended the convention in 2008.

CEA also reported that, despite a substantial decrease in the number of attendees, CES 2009 had hosted 2700 companies that wanted to exhibit their technologies.

Our Comments

CES 2010 is the bellwether of the sector, certainly more than Computex or Cebit given that it takes place in the US and happens just at the beginning of the year. it is an indicator of what is in the pipeline for the rest of the year; last year was Pre, this year, it's the tablets.

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