International CES was on this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show closed yesterday afternoon and the organisers have already released some data on this year’s event:
- 2.2 million square feet of exhibition space
- 3600 exhibitors
- 170 thousand attendees
- 45 thousand attendees from outside the US
- 375 startups
Final numbers on the event will be released in a couple of months, but compared to last year’s numbers 2015 is the biggest yet.
“This CES vastly exceeded our expectations. The show inspired and likely gave almost every attendee a sense that innovation will provide solutions to a range of global issues from the environment and agriculture to transportation, health and safety,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “CES is the center of convergence among content, services and products, combining to create amazing new technologies to improve our lives and entertain us. It’s been incredible to see thought leaders from many diverse communities come together for cross industry collaboration.”