The CES 2018 final audit reports 182,198 total attendance from 160 countries, including 6,645 media, with a record 166 key online influencers. This is the second consecutive year attendance has been more than 182,000 as the show expands to represent every major and emerging industry. Additionally, 1,079 speakers participated in CES keynotes, panels and conference sessions including more than 300 women speakers.
According to a preliminary report released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, international travel to the U.S. decreased by 3.8 percent in 2017. CES 2018 showed no signs of following this trend as international attendance at the show increased by 5.9 percent from CES 2017. This included 36,482 attendees from Asia/Middle East, 17,338 attendees from Europe and 9,964 attendees from Africa, Oceania, South America and North America, excluding the U.S.
CES 2019 is scheduled Jan. 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas. Registration opens on Sept. 10. Some of the most innovative tech trends from the CES 2018 show floor included 5G/connectivity, artificial intelligence, C Space, smart cities, sports tech, startups and vehicle tech.