At show close, preliminary registration figures indicate more than 120,000 industry professionals attended the 2010 International CES, up from the 2009 CES which hosted 113,085 verified attendees.
The CES organizers also say that international attendance also increased over the 2009 CES by more than 1,000 attendees.
More than 5,000 reporters, analysts and bloggers attended the show, generating significant global media coverage of the 2010 CES.
CEA conducts an independent audit of International CES attendance and the final verified figures will be released in the spring.
The slight increase in CES attendees is maybe a sign of the recovering economy. More important is though the strong lineup of new products that has been announced for 2010 at the CES. Now it is in your hands to buy the shiny new 3D technology, eBooks, new cameras and camcorders. We have already posted tons of Shopping Tips for CES announced pre-order gadgets - more to come this week.
The 2011 International CES will be held in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011. We will of course cover CES 2011 in great detail as we did CES 2010.