• CES 2017 to Draw 50,000 Industry Professionals

     
    POSTED December 18, 2016
     

On Jan. 5–8 in Las Vegas, CES 2017, a global tech community conference, is expected to draw 50,000 industry professionals from more than 150 countries. The show will feature exhibits from 57 countries—up 9 percent from last year. More than 600 startups from 33 countries will be featured this year.

"The world truly comes to CES," says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "Every major technology company on the planet participates in our show. Global leaders from companies large and small, government, media and more convene at CES to share or experience the latest products and services, meet their next business partner, make deals and/or simply learn about the next wave of tech that is transforming our world for the better."

CES attracts several international attendees who are part of the International Buyer Program. They expect more than 100 Official CES Delegations from across the world.

"We look forward to participating in CES 2017," says Art Stavenka, founder and director, Kino-mo, based in London, UK. "We've been looking for the best way to launch our new technology that allows images to appear floating in the air - the new holograms for mass market - and expose it to the media. CES provides us a perfect platform for the launch of such a product to the many industry stakeholders we meet there every year."

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