A Look Back at the Facts and Figures of CES 2016

CES 2016 freshly concluded over the last weekend. We looked at some of the social media stats in advance of this mega-show; now we take another look at numbers from the technology show.

The organizers of CES, the Consumer Technology Association, sent out a press notice, summing up the impact of the show. Here are a few facts (which attendees and their sore feet might be able to attest to): 3,800 exhibitors unveiled and shared their technology across almost 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space; 500 startup companies were represented in the Eureka Park Marketplace, up from 375 in 2015, so startups are becoming a larger voice in the CES conversation.

More than 170,000 industry professionals, including over 50,000 from outside the U.S., were attending the show. Among those in count were attendees from over 150 countries and 100 plus official delegations, including the first Cuban delegation organized by the Cuban Embassy of the U.S. Over 6,000 in attendance were the media to cover all these booths and square footage (not to mention product and service showcases after hours), so widespread and thorough coverage was guaranteed. A final count of CES 2016 attendees will be announced in late spring after an independent audit.

Since we talked about social media hype leading up to CES, it doesn’t hurt to share what social media impressions the show received during January 5-9: a significant 278,870 mentions of #CES2016 and a positively whopping 15.2 billion total potential social media impressions from January 5-9.

If you’re skipping through the story, looking for a TL;DR, you’re in luck. This video summarizes the CES experience in one glossy 90-second video flashback. CES 2017 will return to Las Vegas January 5-8, 2017.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for these CTA events through 2016, up to CES 2017.


  • Winter Break, March 21-24, Park City, Utah
  • San Diego CES on the Hill, April 19, Washington, D.C.
  • CES Asia 2016, May 11-13, Shanghai, China
  • CEO Summit, June 21-24, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Innovate! September 20-22, San Jose
  • CES 2017, January 5-8, Las Vegas
Updated: January 12, 2016 — 4:11 am

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