CES 2018 in seven numbers

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  • Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018

A man walks past a sign for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas on January 6, 2017. The 2018 CES runs from January 9-12. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs Jan 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, is the world's largest tech and gadget show. Indeed, the figures speak for themselves ... 

- 24 categories: the show covers 24 specific themes in nine wider categories (entertainment, automotive, health and wellness, robotics, sports, etc.); 

- 51 years: that's how long CES has been running, with the first edition held in 1967; 

- 1,200 speakers: the number of guests set to take to the stage at some 300 conferences held during the event; 

- 3,900 exhibitors: the estimated number of firms present in 2018, from over 150 countries; 

- 184,279 visitors: this includes the number of professionals, exhibitors and journalists who attended CES in 2017. Around two-thirds of visitors are American and the rest come from all around the world; 

- 240,000 sq m: floor space dedicated to the event at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC); 

- 998,779 mentions on Twitter: this figure includes all mentions of @CES and the #CES2017 hashtag during the 2017 edition. 

CES 2018 runs January 9-12, in Las Vegas. — AFP Relaxnews

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