2005 International CES Deemed Largest Annual North American Tradeshow
May 10, 2006
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The 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) topped the latest Tradeshow Week 200 list as the largest annual tradeshow in the U.S and Canada for the fifth consecutive year.

"Being ranked at the top of the Tradeshow Week 200 list for the fifth year in a row is an exceptional honor and a testament to the dynamic nature and growth of the consumer electronics industry," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producer of the International CES.

The 2005 International CES was the largest in show history in terms of overall attendance, international attendance and exhibitor square footage. The record-breaking attendance for 2005 topped more than 140,000, including more than 22,000 international attendees, and showed a nine percent jump from 2004. The size of the show floor increased 11 percent from 2004, with exhibitors utilizing 1.5 million net square feet of exhibit space.

CEA recently released the final attendance numbers for the 2006 International CES, verified by an independent audit. Results showed a 4.3-percent increase in overall attendance, drawing more than 150,000 industry professionals, including more than 25,000 international attendees. The 2006 show also reached a record regarding square footage, as 2,700 exhibitors showcased their latest products on more than 1.69 million net square feet of exhibit space.

The 2007 International CES will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 8-11, 2006 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Hilton and the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian.

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