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2009 International CES Summary  (1/2009)
    Consumer Electronics Show

    by Douglas Dixon

        www.cesweb.org

        See also: Digital Media Trends 2009

        See also: CES 2008 Summary - last year
        See also: CES 2007 Summary - previous year


2009 International CES Summary

  • January 8-11, 2009 (Thurs. - Sun.) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) - 42nd annual
        more than 2,200 corporate members, www.ce.org
        design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of CE products
  • World's largest consumer technology tradeshow
       08 - Largest annual tradeshow in U.S. and Canada, 7th consecutive year
  • Attendees: Estimated 110,000 attendees, from 140+ countries,
  • Exhibition: More than  2,700 exhibitors, 300 new, 1.7 million net sq ft exhibit space
  • Conference: More than 200 conference sessions and 300 speakers
  • 2008 - 141K attend, 28K international, 140 countries, 4,500 journalists
        2700 exhibitors, 20K products launched, 1.85M sq. ft. - largest in show history
        46% attendees senior executives
  • 2007: 143K attend, 2,900 exhibitors, 1.8 million net sq ft exhibit space
  • Conferences (07): CES 150K, Magic Intl. 115K, NAB 110K
        Comdex over 200K, CONEXPO CON/AGG construction 135K, 2K exhibitors
  • www.cesweb.org

   
        CES 2009 Exhibits: Sony booth in Central Hall (CEA)

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CES Information and Links


Consumer Electronics Association

CES Photos and Videos

CES Awards

   
        CES 2008: NBC Universal booth (CEA)

CES Press Releases

CES Commentary

CES Wrap-Ups

CES Blog Coverage

    Event live blogging, visual booth tours, product hands-on

CES Blog Coverage Aggregators

CES Survival

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Las Vegas Summary

  • Total visitors: 39.2 M 2007, 38.9 M 2006
        Convention and trade show delegates: 6.2 M 2007, 6.3M 2006
  • Gaming revenue: $8.4 B 2007, $8.2 B 2006
        Non-gaming revenue: $8.4 B 2007, $8.2 B 2006
        Average gambling budget per trip: $556 2007, $652 2006
  • Hotel/motel rooms: 133K 2007, 132K 2006
        Hotel occupancy: 94.0% 2007, 93.2% 2006
        US hotel occupancy: 63.2% 2007, 63.3% 2006
  • Weddings: more than 120,000 marriage licenses issued annually
  • Conventions: More than 9.5 million square feet of convention and meeting space
        Las Vegas Convention Center 2M, Sands 1.8M, Mandalay Bay 1.5M
        LVCC (Wikipedia) - Opened on April 1959, 110,340 sq ft
        1998 expansion to 1.9 million sq ft; 2004 expansion added South Hall, 1.3 million sq ft 
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  • Construction: 133,000 guest rooms in 2006, 9.5 million sq ft convention and exhibit space 
        plan: 07: +467K sq ft, 137K rooms, 08: +1.3M sq ft, 145K rooms, 09: +360K sq ft, 161K rooms
        10: +1.2M sq ft = +3.4M sq ft, 169K rooms
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: www.lvcva.com

    Las Vegas Strip

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CES - Exhibition Areas

CES / Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)

  • 3.2 million sq ft facility, within short distance of more than 100,000 guest rooms
        2 million sq ft exhibit space, 144 meeting rooms (243,000 sq ft)
        $.25 per net square foot per show day
  • North Hall (409K sq ft)
        - In-vehicle technology (Mobile electronics) exhibits
        - Meeting rooms: Information technology (IT) and wireless communications
  • Central Plaza
        - Sponsored exhibits, NextGen Home Experience
  • Central Hall (623K sq ft)
        - Audio/video and digital imaging exhibits
  • South Hall (908K sq ft)
        - Ground level: Home systems, Home theater, Satellite systems
        - Upper level: Computer hardware and software, Digital imaging, Gaming
            Home networking, IT, Internet infrastructure / content, Wireless technology
  • www.lvcva.com

       
        CES 2009: Venue map (PDF)

CES / Sands Expo and Convention Center / The Venetian

  • Keynote addresses and conference sessions
  • Emerging technology, High-performance audio & home theater exhibits
  • 1.8 million square feet of combined meeting and event space
  • Sands adding 1 million sq ft - 2008
  • www.sandsexpo.com

CES / Las Vegas Hilton

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CES - Conference Program

CES / Presentations

  • Keynotes: Steve Ballmer /  Microsoft, Howard Stringer / Sony, Alan Mulally / Ford,
        Craig Barrett / Intel, John Chambers / Cisco
  • Industry Insiders: Dirk Meyer / AMD,  Anne Sweeney / Disney-ABC, 
        Michael Griffith / Activision, Kevin Martin / FCC

CES / Partner Programs

  • Cable Conference at CES
  • Digital Hollywood  
  • CES Game Power Conference  
  • CES Mobile Entertainment
  • CES Reinventing Advertising Conference 
  • Billboard's Digital Music Live!
  • CEA-CompTIA Digital Home Technology Integrator+ (DHTI+) Certification Review Workshop
  • CES Government 2008   
  • CONNECTIONS SUMMIT
        www.connectionsconference.com
  • Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Academy 
        www.entertainmentsupplychain.com/cesca-index.shtml
  • Consumer Robotics Market Development Program
  • Flash Memory - The Future of Consumer Products
  • Fourth Generation Mobile Forum
  • IEEE: International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) 
        www.icce.org/conference_program/schedule09.htm
  • Kids@Play: Building a Smarter World
  • Lighting Control: The Next Green Opportunity
  • P2P Media Summit LV
  • Silvers Summit
  • Storage Visions 2009
        www.storagevisions.com
  • The Social Media Jungle at the 2009 CES
  • THX Home Theater Training: THX Certified Technician I  

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CES - Press Events

Press Showcases

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