CES Celebrates its 50th

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CES of the past

CES 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the consumer electronics trade show that got its start in 1967 in New York City.

The first CES in NY drew about 17,500 attendees and featured transistor radios, stereos and small-screen black-and-white TVs, including the first solid-state TV. Top brands included 3M, Memorex, Motorola, Panasonic and more.

Since then, it has showcased an estimated 700,000 products including the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray  (2002).

The 2017 show will be held January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas.

“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, which sponsors the show.

CES 2017 will have more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.4 million net square feet of space and more than 165,000 attendees.

Registration for the show opens on September 6. For more information on CES 2017, visit CES.tech.


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