By : Chris Tribbey | Posted: 11 Jan 2010
More than 2,500 technology companies showing off more than 20,000 new products attended the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with a record crowd on hand to see it all.
More than 120,000 industry pros attended the event, nearly 7,000 more than the 113,085 verified attendees at the 2009 show. A record 330 new exhibitors attended the show.
“The innovations unveiled [last] week at the 2010 International CES brought new optimism and opportunity to our industry and the global economy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. “This show exceeded expectations with its innovation, optimism and excitement. What a great way to kick off the new decade.”
Keynote addresses during the show featured Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Ford's Alan Mulally, Intel's Paul Otellini, Nokia's Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Qualcomm's Dr. Paul Jacobs and Hisense's Zhou Houjian. There were also more than 250 conference sessions during the four-day event.
Taylor Swift, Drew Carey, Bette Midler, Prince Fielder, author James Patterson, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Tommy Lee and Joba Chamberlain were among the celebrities that could be found on the show floor.