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Were You At The Largest CES Ever?

By Tana Norodom

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2013 International CES



Another CES has come and gone. However, the unveiling of new products is far from forgotten, as it plays over and over again in my head, until CES 2014 rolls around.


The 2013 International CES drew more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 outside the United States, who wandered a record 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space in Las Vegas. According to CEA, there were more than 3,250 exhibitors showing off about 20,000 new products. 

"Innovation" is the one word that best describes the 2013 International CES. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) organizes the giant gadget-fest known as CES. “Innovation abounded at the 2013 CES, and executives from every major industry that touches technology were here this week,” said Gary Shapiro, President/CEO of CEA. 

Samsung was the official Green sponsor and the top brand on Twitter during last week's International CES.  The Korean electronics giant was led by exciting product prototypes, as well as announcements during the company's keynote presentation. Samsung was the most-talked-about brand by introducing prototype devices, such as the highly anticipated, bendable OLED TV. The company's Day 2 Keynote highlights a unique 8-core mobile processor and Bill Clinton, former U.S. President. 

“If you are a player in technology, you were at the 2013 CES,” said Karen Chupka, SVP of Corporate Business Strategy for CEA. 

Entertainment Matters highlights the exhibits, sessions and events that are specifically geared to inform media convergence strategies by connecting to technology insiders and entrepreneurs, and providing direct insight into the ever-changing relationship between technology and entertainment. Actress, Felicia Day, served as the ambassador for the Entertainment Matters Program. Musical performances included Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys. 

CES is a great benchmark for where the electronic industry is heading. Four days of the latest computers, televisions, cameras, phones and accessories, was overwhelming, yet, not long enough to take in all the amazing products of the future. The International CES was home to some innovative products that are truly the future of consumer electronics. 

Published on Jan 16, 2013

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