CES 2016 – Showcasing Innovation and Breaking Records

Posted by at 11:46 am on January 12, 2016

CES 2016CES 2016 ended its four-day run on Saturday as the tech show’s most expansive one yet, breaking records across the board. According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the show’s producer, more than 3,800 exhibitors touching every major global industry filled nearly 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space last week at multiple locations in and around Las Vegas.

The event drew more than 170,000 industry professionals, including more than 50,000 from outside the U.S., representing over 150 countries and more than 100 official delegations, including the first Cuban delegation organized by the Cuban Embassy of the U.S.

“At CES 2016 everyone saw that tech is about more than single products and services, it is about improving our world and providing hope for our future,” said CTA president/CEO Gary Shapiro. “It was awe-inspiring to see traditional and non-traditional ‘tech’ industries meet to brainstorm, partner and collaborate on ways to do business and address global issues.”

He continued, “Technology now touches every facet of our lives, from improving our workouts and the way we sleep, to keeping us safe on the roads and in our homes and even preventing or treating illnesses. CES has cemented its position as the global gathering place for all industries to be wowed by the tens of thousands of ways that technology is changing the world as we know it.”

Underscoring CES’s role as a crucible of innovation and emerging tech trends was the turnout for start-up section Eureka Park Marketplace, which drew 500 new businesses, up from 375 in 2015.With more than 6,000 members of the media in attendance, including member of our own Takes On Tech team, the event also garnered worldwide media coverage and significant social media momentum, including 1,278,870 mentions of the #CES2016 hashtag and 15.2 billion total potential social media impressions from Jan. 5-9.

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