Five months after the event, figures confirm that 2007 International CES held last January was the largest CES in history in terms of both international attendance and square footage.
According to an audit by Veris Consulting LLC, CES 2007 drew a record 27,020 international participants, with overall attendance totaling 143,695 industry professionals during its four-day run in Las Vegas, NV, January 8-11, 2007.
The VERIS audit differentiates the International CES from other industry tradeshows in that each attendee is specifically tagged and counted only once and that CES only counts sold exhibit space to calculate show size.
Veris said international attendees, representing 140 countries, reached an all-time high, increasing by more than five percent over 2006. A total of 48 formal delegations attended CES in 2007, including six attending for the first time from Australia, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Morocco and Peru.
More than 2,700 exhibitors showcased their newest products in a record breaking 1.8 million net square feet of space.
The next 2008 International CES will be held January 7-10 also in Las Vegas.