The National Association of Broadcasters said that this year’s NAB Show had a preliminary registered attendance of 103,443.
The show, which is the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, featured 1,806 companies spanning 1,091,792 net square feet of exhibit space. There were 26,714 international attendees, 161 countries represented and 1,518 news media attendees.
By comparison, the 2016 NAB Show final attendance was 102,513 with 26,781 international attendees, while total exhibit space was 1,063,380 net square feet.
"Once again, NAB Show is the premier destination for content creators, producers and distributors exploring the evolving world of media, entertainment and technology," said NAB executive vice president of communications Dennis Wharton. "We thank our exhibitors, program partners, speakers and attendees for their support in making NAB Show the must-attend event for bringing content to life."
International and news media attendance figures are included in the overall registration number. All numbers are based on pre-show and onsite registration and subject to an ongoing audit.