CEA: CES Largest Ever14 Jan, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show drew more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 outside the United States, who wandered a record 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space in Las Vegas.
More than 3,250 exhibitors showed off about 20,000 new products, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
“Innovation abounded at the 2013 CES, and executives from every major industry that touches technology were here this week,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CEA. “Innovation prevailed across 37 football fields of technology at the 2013 International CES. Our event is the biggest mobile show to kick off the year and showcase our new mobile future.”
LG featured a touchscreen Ultra HD, Sony launched the first Ultra HD OLED TV, Samsung featured a bendable OLED and Hisense launched a transparent 3DTV during the show, which also saw major 3D and UltraViolet news.
“If you are a player in technology, you were at the 2013 CES,” said Karen Chupka, SVP of corporate business strategy for CEA. “Every major company, from Amazon, Google, Groupon Goods, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube, was here this week participating in the ‘Super Bowl of technology,’ demonstrating the relevance and impact of the 2013 International CES.”
The 2013 CES saw actress Felicia Day serve as the ambassador for the show’s Entertainment Matters Program and included musical performances by Adam Levine and members of Maroon 5, as well as Alicia Keys.
A dozen members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, six state officials and five members of the Federal Communications Commission were on hand, along with former President Bill Clinton.