CES 2013 saw over 150K attendees, 1.92M square feet of exhibit space

Jan 14, 2013
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If you didn't know, last week was CES 2013. We were there in Las Vegas in full force to report on the latest and greatest gadgets, so we know first-hand at how packed the convention center was, so it may not be surprising to you that over 150,000 attendees ended up roaming the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, with 1.92 million square feet of exhibit space.

While we weren't given an exact figure, the total number of attendees this year didn't surpass last year's total of just over 156,000. Still, we felt pretty cramped while walking the various halls, and we no doubt had to push our way through to make it to the next booth in order to get some ample hands-on time with the latest toys.

However, CES 2013 was the biggest in its 45-year history in terms of square footage, with more than 1.92 million square feet of exhibit space, compared to 1.86 million a year ago. Over 3,250 exhibitors showed off 20,000 new products at the show this year, and the attendee list included 35,000 people from overseas, with folks from over 170 countries making an appearance at the show.

The number of attendees still has to be audited later this spring, which is why we don't have an exact number, but it should still be around that 150,000 mark. In any case, we definitely saw a number of famous faces at the show, including Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Bill Clinton, Justin Bieber, LL Cool J, and Snooki. Here's hoping that CES 2014 will be just as jam-packed with fun.


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