Massive tech show set to return in person in 2022
The Consumer Electronics Show will resume its in-person event in Las Vegas in January after the pandemic forced it to go virtual this year, organizers said on Wednesday.
The Consumer Technology Association said the show, which traditionally attracts tens of thousands of industry professionals and tech companies large and small, will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 5-8, with two media days preceding. .
The trade group said some 1,000 companies have pledged to attend the rally, including Amazon, Daimler AG, Dell, Google, Hyundai, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics and Sony.
“We are excited to be returning to Las Vegas – home to CES for over 40 years – and look forward to seeing many new and returning faces,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the association.
“Hundreds of executives have told us how much they need CES to meet new and existing customers, find partners, reach the media and discover innovation.”
The trade group said it will include some aspects of the 2021 show online event, including an “anchor desk,” which helps guide attendees, and a number of online conference sessions, speeches and product announcements.
The show traditionally includes product innovations in IT, automotive technology, smart cities, digital health and other sectors.