The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that verified attendance at its 2015 International CES reached a record 176,676 industry professionals and that it will impose stricter registration procedures for the 2016 International CES to cap attendance at about 176,000.
The CEA also noted that 48,833 of the attendees came from outside the U.S. and that the annual consumer electronics show hit a number of other records with more than 3,600 exhibitors, more than 2.23 million net square feet of exhibit space and 6,952 media and analyst attendees.
The show also racked up 703,602 mentions of #CES2015 during the show with 7.51 billion total potential Twitter impressions.
Faced with growth that has produced long lines at some venues for keynote speeches, press conferences and taxis, the CEA is establishing procedures to cap attendance at a level comparable to the 2015 CES.
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