CES 2011 was a major hit, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which organised the big electronics show.
Preliminary figures estimate that 2,7000 technology companies showed off their funky gadgets to over 140,000 attendees, with 30,000 of those coming from abroad to Las Vegas.
22 leading CEOs delivered keynote speeches, and CES 2011 had a conference program of some 250 sessions featuring 900 speakers.
According to the CEA, the major trends which emerged from the show floor were the launch of tons of tablets – 80 of them, in fact – along with connected TV technologies, smart appliances and wireless 4G LTE. Electric vehicles were also showcased for the first time in CES history, with the Ford Focus Electric being unveiled.
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the CEA, commented: “The 2011 International CES was a phenomenal worldwide event that spanned global industries including technology, automotive and entertainment markets. This global technology gathering featured more innovation, more news, more social media buzz and more international attendance than any other show in CES history.”
We’ll bet the Las Vegas casinos did some pretty good business last week, too.