Las Vegas, Nevada, January 13, 2012 ? Executives from
business, government, entertainment, automotive, consumer electronics and every
major industry converged on the 2012 International CES? to experience new ways of doing
business at the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. Owned and
produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)?, the 2012 International CES concluded
today in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2012 CES Grows
The 2012 International CES was the largest in the event's 44 year history,
with a record number of more than 3,100 exhibitors across the largest show
floor in CES history ? 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space ? and
drawing a record of more than 153,000 attendees, including more than 34,000
international attendees. More than 20,000 new products were launched at the
2012 CES, which also featured top executives participating in keynote sessions,
including those from Qualcomm, Mercedes, Wal-Mart, Intel, Ford, Verizon,
Unilver, Ford, eBay, GE, Google and Facebook. Executive delegations from
thousands of global companies, from Apple to Zeo, attended the 2012 CES to meet
with current and future customers.
CEA is currently reviewing requests for 2013 CES keynotes and will be making
announcements in the coming months. In addition, the 2013 International CES is
already generating significant interest as space selection for next year's show
began this week. For example, 95,000 square feet of exhibit space in the 2013
CES iLounge Pavilion has already sold, and Mazda and BMW have committed to 2013
CES exhibit space along with Ford, Kia, Audi and Hyundai, creating an even
larger Apple-related product and automotive presence at the 2013 CES.
2012 CES Excites
Technology innovations generated excitement across the 2012 CES showfloor
including the launch of dozens of ultrabooks, OLED TVs, Android 4.0 tablets,
next generation smartphones and 3D printers.
The 2012 CES was a star-studded event with numerous Hollywood celebrities in
attendance including Eliza Dushku, who served as the Official Ambassador for
the CES Entertainment Matters program, as well as Justin Timberlake, Justin
Bieber, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Wil.i.am, Wayne Brady, Jillian Michaels, LL Cool J,
Ryan Seacrest, Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson.
The 2012 International CES featured government
leaders from the U.S. and around the world including FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator
Dean Heller (R-NV), Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Representative
Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Representative John
Shimkus (R-IL), Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Representative Lee Terry
(R-NE) and FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Robert M. McDowell. Also,
several ministerial level officials and commissioners from Canada, Columbia,
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon and Oman also attended CES.
This week, more than 2,000 news articles profiling the innovations at the
2012 CES have appeared in the news media, an increase in media coverage of more
than a third over 2011.
2012 CES Catalyzes
"The 2012 CES was the most phenomenal show in our history, generating
more energy and excitement across every major industry touching technology than
ever before,? said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, owner and producer
of the International CES. "CES is the change agent, the catalyst, that
brings executives from a wide range of industries together and helps them
create better ways of doing business together. The breadth and depth of the
2012 CES, which featured more innovative technology products than anywhere else
on Earth, is a testament to the dynamic and innovative global consumer
technology industry, which will reach $1 trillion globally this year.?