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CES To Celebrate 50 Years In 2017

Vegas-based consumer electronics showcase event CES is set to mark their 50th anniversary this coming January.

“Only a few events and tradeshows have 50 years of success, and we are humbled to be in this elite group,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association.

“Over the past 50 years CES has evolved as the industry has changed, reflecting and helping drive the ever expanding consumer tech landscape. We have succeeded throughout the years due, in large part, to our loyal customers, partners and the deep relationships we have made along the way.”

“This anniversary is the perfect milestone to thank and celebrate our incredible industry partners and the individuals and companies who have been with us for five decades,” he says.  

The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City and attracted approximately 17,500 attendees.

In comparison, CES 2017 is expected to draw over 165,000 attendees and feature 3800 exhibitors including major brands like Google, Intel, Samsung and Sony.

The event will commemorate the anniversary by providing attendees unique badge ribbons that denote how many CES shows attended and holding a number of special commemorative events. 

CES will take place in Las Vegas from the 5th to the 8th of January.