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COMputer Dealers EXposition: a twice yearly – once in the spring (in Atlanta) and once in autumn (in Las Vegas) – trade show originally created for computer dealers and distributors but nowadays also attended by large numbers of end users. The first COMDEX in the autumn of 1979 had 157 exhibitors and 4,000 attendees. By the end of the millennium the events were attracting more than 2,000 exhibitors and 200,000 people annually.