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2014 International CES Summary  (1/2014)
    Consumer Electronics Show

    by Douglas Dixon

       -- www.cesweb.org

        Previous years

        See also - Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013 - Audio, Imaging, Storage, Power, Cases, Tracking


2014 International CES

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas from Tuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10, 2014 (www.cesweb.org).

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

The International CES also is the world’s largest annual innovation event, encompassing products
and services from 15 product categories:

  • Audio
  • Automotive electronics
  • Computer hardware & software
  • Connected home
  • Content distribution
  • Digital health & fitness
  • Digital imaging / photography
  • Electronic gaming
  • Emerging technology
  • Entertainment / content
  • Internet-based multimedia services
  • Lifestyle electronics
  • Telecommunications / infrastructure
  • Video
  • Wireless & wireless devices

This year's show again had over 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from outside the United States. There were over 3,200 exhibitors in a record 2 million net square feet of exhibit space.

Hot topics included curved and flexible Ultra HD TVs and next generation smart phones to drones, robots, sensors, the Internet of Everything, Hi-Res audio, connected cars and 3D printers.

See the links below for show coverage by gadget blogs and tech publications. These are out in force at CES, with teams live blogging the new announcements for hot-off-the-press coverage.


  CES 2014: Intel demonstrates new 3D technology with a whale above the audience at their International CES keynote (CEA)


CES Summary

  • Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
        More than 2,000 corporate members, www.ce.org
        Design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of CE products
        $203 B U.S. consumer electronics industry
  • World's largest consumer technology tradeshow (2012)
      North America’s largest tradeshow of any kind
  • 2014 - 150,000+ attend, 3,200+ exhibitors, record 2 million net square feet of exhibit space
        - curved and flexible Ultra HD TVs and next generation smart phones to drones, robots, sensors, the Internet of Everything, Hi-Res audio, connected cars and 3D printers
        - 15 product categories and 25 market-specific TechZones
  • 2013 - 152,759 attend (audited), 36,206 international (24%), from 150 countries
         (90k exhibits, 4k conference, 51k exhibitors, 5586 media, 783 analysts, 855 speakers)
         6,369 media - 1,808 international media and analysts from 73 countries
         8,000+ media hits in January 2013 in major print, broadcast and online outlets (+5%)
         3,282 exhibitors, 1.92 million net sq. ft. exhibit space, largest in show's 45+ year history (equivalent to some 37 football fields)
              Representatives from 88% of top 100 consumer electronics retailers; unveiled some 20,000 new products
         World’s largest wireless event, with more than 630 exhibitors
  • 2012 - 156,153 attend (audited), 35,734 international, from 150+ countries
         3319 exhibitors (+22%), 1.86 million net sq. ft. exhibit space
              20,000+ new products introduced: dozens of ultrabooks, OLED TVs,
                   Android 4.0 tablets, next generation smartphones, 3D printers
         Conference: 200 sessions, 500 speakers
         Each CES attendee has ave. 12 business meetings
         CES generates more than 5,000 stories about its exhibitors and the industry
        $170 B U.S. consumer electronics industry
  • 2012 Product Categories:
    • Audio, Automotive Electronics, Computer Hardware & Software, Connected Home,
    • Content Distribution, Digital Health and Fitness, Digital Imaging/Photography,
    • Electronic Gaming, Emerging Technology, Entertainment/Content,
    • Internet-Based Multimedia Services, Lifestyle Electronics,
    • Telecomm/Infrastructure, Video, Wireless & Wireless Devices
  • 2011 - 149,529 attend (audited), ~30,000+ international, ~80 international delegations
              more than 5,000 press and industry analysts
         2700+ exhibitors, , ~1200 outside U.S. (+25%)
              20,000 new products introduced, launch 80+ tablets
         conference: 250 sessions, 900 speakers
         20 market-specific TechZones;158K CES-related tweets week
  • 2010 - audited: 126,641 attend (+12%); 24,364 international from 136 countries
         12K retail buyers, 8K manufacturers, 3K engineers
         8,500 software development/publishing, content development, entertainment industries (+41%)
         5,000+ press, bloggers and financial and industry analysts
         2,500 exhibitors, 330 new exhibitors, 20K new products, 1.4M net sq. ft. exhibit space
         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
  • 2006: 4,500 media, 2,200 financial and industry analysts
  • 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 2014: Attendees visit exhibitors' booths at the 2014 International CES on the show floor in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (CEA)

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CES Press / Blog Coverage


CES 2014 Press Releases

CES 2013 News Articles

CES 2013 Wrap-Ups

CES 2013 Media / Blog Coverage

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

CES Show Past Commentary

CES Survival Commentary

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CES Information and Links


CEA - Social Media

CES Photos and Videos

CES Awards

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Las Vegas Summary


Vegas FAQ (LVCVA, 3/11)

  • Total visitors: 37.3M 2010, 36.3M 2009, 37.5 M 2008, 39.2 M 2007, 38.9 M 2006
        Convention and trade show delegates: 4.4M 2010&2009, 5.9 M 2008, 6.2 M 2007, 6.3M 2006
        Conventions: 18,004 2010, 19,394 2009, 22,454 2008
  • Gaming revenue: $8.9B 2010, $8.8B 2009, $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: $482 2009, $532 2008, $556 2007, $652 2006
  • Hotel/motel rooms: 148.9K 2010&2009, 140.5K 2008, 133K 2007, 132K 2006
        Ave. room rate: $95 2010, $93 2009, $119 2008
        Hotel occupancy: 80.4% 2010, 81.5% 2009, 86.0% 2008, 94.0% 2007, 93.2% 2006
        US hotel occupancy: 57.6% 2010, 55.1% 2009, 60.4% 2008, 63.2% 2007, 63.3% 2006
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: www.lvcva.com

Vegas strip

Vegas Capacity

  • 2011: 150K hotel rooms, 10.6M sq. ft. of exhibit space
  • Weddings: more than 120,000 marriage licenses issued annually (~1/09)
  • 2009: 4.5 million convention visitors, generating $4.5B non-gaming revenue
  • No. 1 trade show destination in North America (end 2010)
    • ~ 20,000 meetings and conventions annually
    • Las Vegas - 45 of the 200 largest shows, total 19M net sq. ft.
    • Chicago - 25 shows, 7.5 M sq. ft.; Orlando - 18 shows, 5.3M sq. ft.
    • 6 of top 10 - CES, World of Concrete, International Builders,
      ReCon, NAB, World Shoes+Accessories (WSA)
  • More than 10.5M net sq. ft. convention and meeting space (end 2010)
    • Las Vegas Convention Center 2.3M, Sands 2.25M, Mandalay Bay 1.7M
    • was More than 9.5M net sq. ft. 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 - Facilities


CES 2014 - Show Locations

CES / Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)

  • 3.2 million sq ft facility, within short distance of more than 100,000 guest rooms (12/11)
    • 2.1M sq ft total exhibit/meeting space
    • 2 million sq ft exhibit space, 144 meeting rooms (241,000 sq ft)
    • $.29 (was $.25) per net square foot per show day
    • North Hall (409K sq ft), Central Hall (623K sq ft), South Hall (908K sq ft)
  • www.lvcva.com

CES / The Venetian

  • http://www.venetian.com/
  • Sands Expo and Convention Center and Venetian Congress
    • Along with Venetian Congress Center, host 20% of largest 50 tradeshows in U.S.
    • 1.8 M sq. ft. combined meeting and event space (3rd largest in country - end 2010)
    • www.sandsexpo.com

CES / LVH (Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) [was Hilton]

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CES - Exhibits


Tech Zones

  • Themed areas, group new technology markets - up-and-coming products, services, companies
  • 3D Printing
  • Academia Tech
  • Cisco's Internet of Everything
  • Driverless Car Experience
  • Digital Health Summit
  • Eureka Park - Start-ups
  • Eureka Park: NEXT
  • Experience CEA
  • FashionWare
  • Fitness Tech
  • G.Hn - HomeGrid Forum - wired home networking over powerline, phone line, coaxial cable
  • Gaming Showcase
  • GoElectricDrive - Electric vehicles and charge stations
  • HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
  • Hi-Res Audio Experience
  • iLounge Pavilion - third-party accessories and software for Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad and Macintosh
  • Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase
  • International Gateway
  • Kids@Play
  • MommyTech
  • MotionTech
  • PMA@CES - Photo Marketing Association - digital imaging/photography
  • Robotics
  • Silvers Summit - boomers
  • TransformingEDU
  • WristRevolution
  • ZigBee - wireless networking, sensing and control

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CES - Conference Program


Presentations - Events and Conference Programs

Conference Tracks (Partner Programs)

  • 2nd Screen Summit at CES
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Broadband Unlimited
  • Business of Innovation
  • Cable Conference at CES
  • CEA Innovation Policy Summit
  • CEA Research Summit
  • CES Government 2014
  • Connecting to the Cloud
  • CONNECTIONS Summit
  • Consumer Robotics: The Next Trillion Dollar Market
  • Content and Disruptive Technology
  • Digital Health Summit
  • Digital Hollywood
  • Digital Music at CES
  • Don't Believe the Hype? 3D Printing Uncovered
  • Fitness Tech
  • Hi-Res Audio Experience
  • IEEE: International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
  • Internet of Everything
  • Kids@Play and MommyTech
  • Marketing and Engagement
  • Memory Goes Mobile
  • MEMS Sensor Fusion: Revolutionizing the Internet of Things
  • PMA@CES: Photography and Digital Imaging Conference
  • Seeing Is Believing: 3D, 4K and UHD
  • Silvers Summit
  • Smartphones and Tablets Conference
  • Software Developer Tools: Aspire to Inspire
  • Storage Visions 2014
  • StoryTech Impact! Conference
  • Technology Trends
  • The Wireless Symposium & WiExpo
  • THX Certified Professional Home Theater Level 1
  • TransformingEDU
  • Variety's Entertainment Summit
  • Wireless and Mobile Technology
  • http://www.cesweb.org/Conference/Conference-Tracks

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CES - Press Events


Press Events


  CES 2014: CES Unveiled Press Event (CEA)

Press Showcases

  • CES Unveiled: Sun., 3 hours (tabletop $7k 13, $12k 07)
        13: 1,200 media, 99 exhibitors
        07: 80 companies
       http://www.cesweb.org/Press/Press-Events-Schedule/CES-Unveiled-LAS-VEGAS.aspx
  • Digital Experience / Pepcom: Mon., 3 1/2 hours ($9/12k 13)
        13: 1,000+ media, 200+ exhibitors
        12: 1,500+ media
        10: 900+ media and analysts
        09: ~ 130 companies
        07: 150+ sponsors, 2,000 press (NYC 40 companies, 600 press)
        www.pepcom.com
  • Showstoppers: Tues., 4 hours ($5/8/12k 13)
        13: 1,400+ media
        11: 800+ qualified journalists for each of past five years, 140+ companies
        09: ~ 85 companies ($5, 8, 12k 09,10, 11)
        07: 130 companies, 1,400 registered attendees
        www.showstoppers.com

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