Press Release | March 28, 2024

CES Audit Confirms Decision Makers Flocked to 2024 Show

Jennifer Drogus
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® announced its final attendance data for CES® 2024—the world’s most powerful tech event—revealing 15% growth in the number of senior-level executives attending the show compared to the previous year. 138,789 participants from across the globe converged in Las Vegas to explore groundbreaking technologies across 40+ categories. A record 1442 companies exhibited on the show’s startup floor, Eureka Park.

"Our annual show audit proves CES is where business gets done,” said Gary Shapiro, CEO, CTA. “Executives and business decision makers see the value in face-to-face meetings and access to global media, which only a show like CES can provide. Nothing can replace these moments of serendipity.”

Additional attendance numbers include:
  • 56,432 (40%) international attendees, representing 161 countries, regions and territories
  • 4312 registered exhibitors, a more than 10% increase year over year
  • 5355 members of the media
  • 302 of the Fortune Global 500 companies represented
  • 191 government guests from across the globe participated in CTA’s Leaders in Technology program
“We were thrilled not just to welcome more than 138,000 people to CES 2024, but to back up those numbers with an independent audit,” said Kinsey Fabrizio, president, CTA. “Transparency is part of our ethos as an association, and it is a best practice for the events industry as exhibitors and attendees evaluate value and impact. By every measure, CES provides an unparalleled experience.”
As one of the most transparent trade shows, CES adheres to rigorous auditing standards established by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. To maintain the integrity of its reports, CES engages independent auditors, fostering trust among stakeholders.
The CES 2024 Audit is available here.

Read an article in Trade Show Executive on the CES audit process and an op-ed from Gary Shapiro and Kinsey Fabrizio on the value of independent audits as an events industry best practice.

CES 2025 will return to Las Vegas from January 7-10, 2025, promising another groundbreaking showcase of innovation and collaboration.