With more than four decades of success, the International CES reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables CE innovations to grow and thrive.
The International CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services.
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Exhibit Hours and Days
2013 International CES Exhibit Hours
Tuesday, January 8: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, January 10: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, January 11: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Future Show Dates
Show surveys over the years have shown that the majority of people prefer a weekday pattern for the International CES. We do our best to schedule accordingly, but in some future years, the show pattern shifts to include the weekend to fit within the Las Vegas event schedule. Future dates include:
Jan. 7-10, 2014 (Tuesday-Friday)
Jan. 6-9, 2015 (Tuesday- Friday)
Jan. 7-10, 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)
Jan. 5-8, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday)
Jan. 9-12, 2018 (Tuesday- Friday)
Jan. 8-11, 2019 (Tuesday- Friday)
Jan. 7-10, 2020 (Tuesday- Friday)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Las Vegas Convention Center and World Trade Center (LVCC)/Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH)
Manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and related products and services. Browse the online International CES Exhibitor Directory
, or learn how your company can exhibit at CES
An independent audit, performed by Veris Consulting Inc., verifies all attendance, and the numbers for 2012 will arrive soon. More than 3,100 exhibitors showcased their latest products on more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space, with a total of more than 153,000 (unaudited) in attendance.
Want more detailed information? Read the 2012 CES Audit.
Verified registrants representing the United States, Canada, Mexico and 150 other countries include manufacturers, retailers, content providers and creators, broadband developers, wireless carriers, cable and satellite TV providers, installers, engineers, corporate buyers, government leaders, financial analysts and the media from around the world.
British Virgin Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
US Virgin Islands
The International CES is the industry's largest educational forum to help companies expand their businesses and understand new technology. Approximately 300 sessions and 900 expert speakers encompass International CES conference tracks and SuperSessions to discuss hot industry trends and topics.
Keynote addresses feature executives from the world's largest and most successful companies and result in remarkable media coverage for the speakers. CEOs rank the CES as one of their top 10 most desired speaking opportunities, according to a Burson-Marsteller Most Valued Podium survey. Check CESweb.org October 1 for the complete conference program schedule.
The International CES features products — and the companies that create them — from 15 consumer technology markets. The show floor is organized by color-coded halls, allowing attendees to easily find each exhibitor as they navigate through the largest consumer technology tradeshow.
Computer Hardware & Software
Digital Health and Fitness
Wireless & Wireless Devices
An Eco-Friendly Electronics Show
With the help of important partners like Global Experience Specialists, Aramark, Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) and The Venetian/Palazzo, CES attendees now have more opportunities than ever to recycle while conducting a year's worth of business in one prime, environmentally friendly location.
See all the efforts to minimize CES' environmental footprint.
The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967 with 200 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees. Since then, CES has grown more than ten-fold.
Products that Debuted at CES
Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
Laserdisc Player, 1974
Compact Disc Player, 1981
Digital Audio Technology, 1990
Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991
Mini Disc, 1993
Radio Data System, 1993
Digital Satellite System, 1994
Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998 Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000
Microsoft Xbox, 2001
Plasma TV, 2001
Home Media Server, 2002
HD Radio, 2003
Blu-Ray DVD, 2003
HDTV PVR, 2003
HD Radio, 2004
IP TV, 2005
An explosion of digital content services, 2006
New convergence of content and technology, 2007
OLED TV, 2008
3D HDTV, 2009
Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford’s Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011
The International CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
. Show proceeds are used to fund industry services.
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
1919 South Eads Street
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
Phone: 866-233-7968 (U.S.), +1 301-631-3983 (Outside U.S.)