The Consumers Electronics Show 2016 was an amazing event, just like every other year. What’s to discuss is that this year’s event drew more than 170,000 people to Las Vegas for the technology-filled week.
The whole event was lit up by 2.47 million square feet of exhibits which constituted of more than 3,800 record-breaking exhibitors according to the Consumer Technology Association (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Association). The exhibits came from world renowned brands as well as small industries which had something to showcase for us.
According to the officials, more than 170,000 people from around the world attended the biggest tech event in North America. Out of this, more than 50,000 attendees were from out of the US and more than 5,000 media personnel attended the week-long show.
Last year’s audited numbers showed 176,676 attendees which constituted 48,833 non-US citizens. There were 3,631 exhibitors, 2.23 million square feet of space, 6,952 media and analyst attendees and 7.51 billion potential Twitter impressions.
The whole CES 2016 event went by smoothly and to the surprise of many, by the end of the show, it turned into a discount bazaar. Small exhibitors started putting up ‘For Sale’ card onto their exhibits instead of shipping them back, which in all possible ways, was great for many.