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The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show is right around the corner – and many businesses are already gearing up to exhibit. The CES Convention annual event includes exhibitors, retailors, startup companies, C-level executives, and even government officials from over 150 countries.

What is the CES Convention?

The Consumer Electronics Show® is an annual convention that has international appeal. Exhibitors display their products and innovations that utilize advanced technologies. Individuals from around the globe attend the CES Convention in order to find out what the latest offerings are, to network with other professionals, and to learn from the experts in these fields.

According to the CES website, CES attendees include:

  • 3,631 exhibiting companies
  • 375 startups
  • Over 48,000 senior-level executives
  • 1,800 government professionals
  • Over 48,000 international attendees from over 150 countries
  • 83% of the top global retailers
  • 82% of Fortune 100 companies

Why Exhibit at CES?

There are many reasons to exhibit at CES. This convention has been highly successful for more than four decades. It brings consumers, retailers, and top industry leaders together in the same place. Exhibitors can reach out to key decision makers and top business executives who are ready to do business.

The convention offers incredible networking, sales, and informational opportunities that cannot be found at any other event. Exhibitors showcase their latest and most advanced products and offerings, while gaining an opportunity to hear the thoughts and expertise of some of the top people in consumer electronics technology today.

When and Where Will CES be Held?

The CES Convention will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 6 through January 9, 2016. The event is divided into three categories and locations.

  • Tech East
    • Wireless devices, video, gaming, digital imaging, and more
    • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, World Trade Center, Westgate, and Renaissance
  • Tech South
    • Sessions, conferences, exhibits, meeting rooms, and networking
    • Location: Vdara, Aria, and Cosmopolitan
  • Tech West
    • Health, fitness, technologies, Internet, and sensors
    • Location: Wynn, Encore, Sands Expo, Palazzo, and Venetian

If You Choose to Attend CES

The Consumer Electronics Show offers a variety of pricing options and selections. Some of the most popular choices for exhibitors and attendees include the CE Pass, the Content and Advertising Pass, and the All Access Pass. It is also possible to select individual options and programs on an a la carte pricing menu.

Executive Club and Consumer Technology Association Members receive discounted prices for any of the pass options listed above. These individuals will save 25% on the prices listed for any of these passes. There are many keynote addresses, conference sessions, and other events to attend for those who want to find out more about the latest in consumer electronics technology.

Who are the Keynote Speakers at the 2016 CES Convention?

On Tuesday, the first day of the conference, two different keynote speakers will present their addresses. These speakers are Brian M. Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, and Dr. Herbert Diess, who is the Volkswagen AG and the CEO for Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

Wednesday offers the opportunity to hear four keynote addresses. These speakers include:

  • Gary Shapiro – Consumer Technology Association President and CEO
  • Reed Hastings – Netflix CEO
  • Mary T. Barra – General Motors Co. CEO
  • Ginni Rometty – IBM Chairman, President, and CEO

Thursday brings two additional keynote speakers for the main conference as well as several keynote speakers for two additional events. The Future of Urban Mobility keynote panel includes five of the top leaders in the electronics technology industry. In addition, a MediaLink sponsored C Space Keynote panel offers access and speeches from eight different experts.

Register Early and Plan Ahead

Whether you want to exhibit at the 2016 CES Convention, attend a few of the events and keynote addresses, or you have other plans during the show, it is important to register early and plan ahead. The official CES Convention website offers a number of helpful tips that can make your trip and your stay in Las Vegas trouble-free.

The best hotels, restaurants, and shows in Las Vegas tend to fill up very quickly for the CES every year; it’s important to book your reservations as soon as possible!

CES Convention

Since we provide structures for a variety of events and tradeshows, Allsite Structure Rentals is front and center at the 2016 CES Convention. Registration for the show is inside one of our temporary fabric structures. For any guitar or rock’n’roll fans out there, you’ll also see our structure at the Gibson USA exhibit!

Author Beth Karikari

Beth holds an MBA, Master of Marketing and Bachelor of Business from Griffith University, Australia. Read more about Beth and the rest of our team at

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