It became known that the largest exhibition of CES 2022 consumer electronics in will be in the format of offline events in Las Vegas and will begin on January 5, 2022. This was stated by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which is the organizer of the exhibition.
«We are very happy to return to Las Vegas, where CES exhibitions pass more than 40 years, and we look forward to the emergence of many new people already familiar, “said President and CTA CEO Gary Shapiro (Gary Shapiro). It is worth noting that CTA has always emphasized his desire to return to the usual format of CES activities, so the current statement is not something unexpected. According to available data, at least 1000 companies, from Amazon to Sony, have already confirmed their participation in the upcoming exhibition and expressed their readiness to demonstrate new products.
The CES transition to the digital format took place in 2021 against the background of a difficult situation, which was in the world due to coronavirus pandemic. Next year is expected to have some participants in the event will be able to join the exhibition online. In general, the US Trade and Exhibition Industry, which is estimated at 1 billion, gradually comes back to normal after a pandemic that caused serious damage and forced to cancel all full-time events.
CTA stated that, as part of the preparation for CES 2022, the recommendations of the Centers for the Control and Prevention of Diseases, as well as the state and local authorities on security measures, will be carefully studied in order to minimize the likelihood of contamination of participants with coronavirus infection. The last time CES took place in the usual format in 2020 and collected more than 171 thousand visitors from 164 countries of the world. Then the exhibition managed to take place to a pandemic.