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2010 International CES Summary  (1/2010)
    Consumer Electronics Show

    by Douglas Dixon

       -- www.cesweb.org

        See also:

        Previous years: CES 2009 Summary - CES 2008 Summary - CES 2007 Summary


2010 International CES

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) returned to Las Vegas from Thursday January 7 though Sunday January 10, 2010 (www.cesweb.org).

The show is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA, www.ce.org), which reports that CES continues to be the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and the largest tradeshow of any kind in North America.

The CEA expected some 110,000 attendees this year, about the same number as last year, although down from the peak of over 140,000 in the previous years -- which seriously packed the facilities and transportation in Vegas.

The exhibition has been consolidated into the Las Vegas Convention Center this year, without using the Sands Expo, with sessions still held in the Hilton and high-performance audio in the Venetian. The number of exhibitors has declined slightly from last year's 2,700 to 2,500, but with an increase to 330 new exhibitors at the event.

UPDATE: The Convention Center was quite crowded as CES opened, and remained busy through the weekend. After the show, the CEA released preliminary registration figures of more than 120,000 attendees, nearly 7,000 more than last year, with more than 5,000 reporters, analysts and bloggers. The more than 2,500 companies exhibiting announced more than 20,000 new products.

As in previous years, the gadget blogs and tech publications were out in force at CES, with teams live blogging the new announcements for hot-off-the-press coverage. I've updated this document with links to these sources and other coverage of the show.


        CES 2010: Crowd entering the Central Hall from the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center (CEA)


CES Summary

  • January 7 - 10, 2010 (Thurs. - Sun.) in Las Vegas, Nevada - 43nd annual
  • Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
        More than 2,200 corporate members, www.ce.org
        Design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of CE products
        $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry
  • World's largest consumer technology tradeshow
      North America’s largest tradeshow of any kind
  • 2010 - 120K+ attend, +1K international; 5,000+ reporters, analysts, bloggers
         2,500+ exhibitors, 20K+ new products, 330 new exhibitors
         More than 250 conference sessions and 300 speakers; 20 TechZones
  • 2009 - 42nd - 113K attend, 22K international; 140 countries; 4,500 media, 1,500 analysts
       2,700 exhibitors, 300 new exhibitors, ~20K new products, 1.7M sq. ft.
  • 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
  • First CES, June 1967 - New York City - 200 exhibitors, 17,500 attendees
  • Other conferences (07): CES 150K, Magic Intl. 115K, NAB 110K
        Comdex over 200K, CONEXPO CON/AGG construction 135K, 2K exhibitors
  • www.cesweb.org

   
        CES 2010: HD displays on exhibit (CEA)

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CES Press / Blog Coverage


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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CES Information and Links


Consumer Electronics Association

CES Photos and Videos

CES Awards

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Las Vegas Summary


Vegas FAQ (LVCVA, 2008)

  • Total visitors: 37.5 M 2008, 39.2 M 2007, 38.9 M 2006
        Convention and trade show delegates: 5.9 M 2008, 6.2 M 2007, 6.3M 2006
        Conventions: 22,454 2008
  • Gaming revenue: $9.8 B 2008, $8.4 B 2007, $8.2 B 2006
        Non-gaming revenue: $8.4 B 2007, $8.2 B 2006
        Average gambling budget per trip: $532 2008, $556 2007, $652 2006
  • Hotel/motel rooms: 140.5K 2008, 133K 2007, 132K 2006
        Ave. room rate: $119 2008
        Hotel occupancy: 86.0% 2008, 94.0% 2007, 93.2% 2006
        US hotel occupancy: 60.4% 2008, 63.2% 2007, 63.3% 2006
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: www.lvcva.com

Vegas strip

Vegas Capacity

  • Weddings: more than 120,000 marriage licenses issued annually (~1/09)
  • Conventions: More than 9.5 million square feet of convention and meeting space (~1/09)
        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 
  • 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

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CES - Exhibition Areas


In 2010, no longer using Sands Expo for exhibits
Facility Details and Maps - www.cesweb.org/exhibits/facilities

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)
        - Home theatre / home systems, Information technology (IT), Wireless communications exhibits
        - In-vehicle technology, Audio / video exhibits
  • Central Plaza
        - Sponsored exhibits
  • Central Hall (623K sq ft)
        - Audio/video exhibits
  • South Hall (908K sq ft)
        - Ground level: Home systems, Home theater exhibits
        - Upper level: Computer hardware and software, Digital imaging exhibits
            Home networking, IT, Internet infrastructure / content, wireless exhibits
  • www.lvcva.com

       
        CES 2010: Show Locations Map (PDF) - www.cesweb.org/docs/2010_CES_Show_Locations_Map.pdf

CES / The Venetian

CES / Las Vegas Hilton

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CES - Conference Program


Presentations

  • Keynotes: Steve Ballmer /  Microsoft, Alan Mulally / Ford, Paul Otellini / Intel
        Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo / Nokia, Paul Jacobs / Qualcomm, Zhou Houjian / Hisense
  • Partner Programs
  • Super Sessions
  • Knowledge Tracks
  • www.cesweb.org/sessions

Partner Programs

(+ = new this year)

  • Cable Conference at CES 
  • Digital Hollywood  
  • CES Game Power Conference 
  • CES Mobile Entertainment  
  • CES Reinventing Advertising Conference
  • CES Government 2009  
  • CONNECTION Summit  - Parks Assoc.
        www.connectionsconference.com
  • Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Academy - CESCA
       www.cesupplychain.com/
  • + Digital Health Summit
  • + Entertainment Technology@CES
  • + HD Voice Summit at the 2010 CES  
  • + Higher Ed Tech
  • IEEE: International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
        www.icce.org
  • Kids@Play: Building a Smarter World
  • + MPEGIF Master Class: TV X.0 - Present and Future
  • + Mommy Tech
  • P2P Media Summit LV
  • Silvers Summit
  • + Social Media Jungle @ 2010 CES    
  • + Storage Solutions: Flash Memory in Consumer Products
  • Storage Visions 2010
        www.storagevisions.com
  • THX Education Program: Home Theater and THX - Home Theater 1
  • + Tech Policy Summit
  • + echnology and Emerging Countries

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CES - Press Events


Press Showcases

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