With humble beginnings in New York City 40 years ago, the Consumer Electronics Show began as a gathering of 200 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees. Back then, the video cassette recorder was still three years from making its debut. The camcorder and CD player wouldn't be in existence for another 14 years.
On Monday, over 140,000 men and women in the consumer electronics industry will descend on Las Vegas to sample the wares of over 2,700 vendors taking up 1.7 million square feet of exhibit space. This year, big screen TV's in high definition, handheld communication and music devices, digital downloads and content, content, content will be the focus of what has become the largest electronics trade show in the world.
Bill Gates will be there. So will Disney's Bob Iger. Dell's Michael Dell and CBS's Leslie Moonves will be on hand to deliver keynotes.
I'm here already and over the next few days I'll share my observations and experiences with you as I take on the monster of all trade shows, CES.
Oh, and btw, I'll be checking in with Mr. Iger at his keynote on Monday afternoon. I think you might be interested in what he has to say. :ap:
More to come . . . .