The Consumer Electronics Association, which organizes the event, is also expecting attendance at the 2005 event will beat that of 2004, said Vasquez. Audited figures show that 132,853 attendees visited CES 2004, which had 2,491 exhibitors.
"It's going to be fantastic, it's getting bigger, it's getting hectic," said Ralph Justus, vice president of technology and standards at the Consumer Electronics Association.
The increasing size of CES will mean an expansion in 2006 to include the nearby Sands Convention Center. Demand for booth space is being driven by companies from both the U.S. and overseas, said Justus.