Independent Audit Confirms Record 176,676 Attendees at 2015 CES

Full Audit report now available on CESweb.org

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of CES, today announced that the independent audit of the 2015 International CES, performed by Veris Consulting, LLC, is now available on CESweb.org. The audit confirms that attendance at the 2015 CES reached a record 176,676 industry professionals (a 10 percent increase from the 2014 CES) from 153 countries, with 48,833 attendees coming from outside the U.S. (a 19.6 percent increase from the 2014 CES).

Additionally, 6,952 media attended the show to report on the latest consumer technologies and trends, resulting in more than 950 million media impressions. CES also had a solid presence on social media with more than 750,000 mentions of #CES2015 during the four days of the show and 7.51 billion total potential Twitter impressions, which is nearly the world's population.

The independent audit, performed by Veris Consulting, LLC, confirms CES' status as the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. CEA confirmed that CES also featured more than 3,600 exhibiting companies across more than 2.23 million net square feet of exhibit space.

As CES and the consumer technology industry continue to grow, CEA is implementing stricter credential requirements aimed to keep CES 2016 attendance at 176,000 or close to a level comparable to the 2015 CES, to ensure the highest quality experience for all in attendance. Registration for CES 2016 opens July 8. Visit CESweb.org for more information.

Veris is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE). CES is also certified by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

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A complete attendee breakdown by job function, business type, geographic region, etc., can be found in the full audit report on CESweb.org.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $286 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Check out video highlights from the 2015 CES. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org

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