CES attendance figures are grim at 110,000, down 22 percent

by admin January 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

The International Consumer Electronics Show drew only 110,000 visitors — down 22 percent from last year — over its five-day run in Las Vegas, the lowest turnout in a long time.

The Consumer Electronics Association had predicted that 130,000 people would show for the event. On Tuesday night, CEA chief executive Gary Shapiro held out hope that there would be a strong showing based on high attendance at the opening party. Last year, the show drew 141,150 people. Audited 2009 numbers will be released in about 90 days.

Read more: venturebeat.com