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CEA Reports Attendance Lag for 2009 CES

Las Vegas, NV — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is reporting preliminary estimates for attendance at the 2009 International CES, held last week in Las Vegas, at approximately 110,000, down from an audited figure of 141,000 for 2008 CES. The organization said it will release more accurate figures in about 90 days.

“Despite a subdued economy, excitement exuded from the International CES show floor, with the sheer volume of innovative products, the quantity of senior level executives from the consumer technology and related industries, the international participation from companies and government officials and the partnerships and deals at the show,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “More consumer technology business deals start at the International CES than any other event on earth. The success of the 2009 International CES gives us optimism that innovation will restart the world’s economic engine.”