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HERE’S WHY CES 2022 IN LAS VEGAS WILL BE FOR THE VACCINATED

Here’s Why CES 2022 in Las Vegas Will be for the Vaccinated

As a CEO running a national trade association – the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – these past 18 months put me on a roller coaster of emotion as I work to lead by example and make decisions that will have positive effects.

In July 2020, I led the decision process to cancel our live, in-person, CES and opt for a digital show instead.  This was a difficult choice because I knew it was going to have a negative effect on a lot of people. First, our staff – we had to downsize and lay off employees.  Second, the City of Las Vegas – they rely on events like CES to bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the city and fuel their local economy.  Canceling our in-person CES affected the hotels and the hospitality workers and the workers who welcome us each year and help us pull off the most influential tech gathering in the world! Third, the industry – tens of thousands each year gather at CES to see the latest innovation, to meet new business partners and to develop new ideas.

As difficult as that decision was, I knew it was the right one because with no vaccine available it simply was not safe to hold CES during a pandemic. Our only defense against COVID-19 at that time was to minimize contact with people, wash our hands and wear face masks. Canceling the in-person CES was the right thing to do – we wanted to do our part and not spread the disease.

Fast forward a year to August 2021. Vaccines are readily available in the United States and several other countries. More and more Americans are now fully vaccinated. However, as vaccines are making their way around the world, so is a new threat – the Delta variant.

We have seen a spike in cases due to the Delta variant, which is severely hurting the unvaccinated population. Yes, there are breakthrough cases for the vaccinated, but many of those have few or no symptoms at all. And of the vaccinated getting the Delta variant, only a tiny percentage are hospitalized.

We prioritize the safety and security of CES participants. Which is why, once again, my team has confronted a major decision: CES will be in person in Las Vegas in January 2022, and we will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated. We are also assessing proof of a positive antibody test as a requirement and will share more details on this later. Importantly, we will continue to follow state and local guidelines and recommendations by the CDC and will announce additional protocols as we get closer to the show.

We all play a role in stopping the spread – requiring proof of vaccination for CES 2022 is one way we can take responsibility on our part.

Many are clamoring to return to the serendipity and relationship-building of in-person events—so are we. CES is where business gets done. It’s an economic engine for our industry and an opportunity for companies from around the world, both large and small, to launch products, build brands and form partnerships. Tech has also evolved by leaps and bounds in the last year and a half—we need to convene and connect so we can maintain our momentum and continue to inspire innovative solutions for a rapidly changing world.

We know our decision to require vaccines—and potentially positive antibody tests—may not be popular for some, but for many others it will allow them to know they can experience CES once again—and get back to business as usual.

For those who cannot attend CES in person, we offer the CES experience through our digital platform and hope to welcome you back to Las Vegas in 2023. Regardless of how you choose to participate in CES 2022, I hope you find inspiration, make new connections, build your business and step into the rest of the year with a renewed sense of hope for how tech continues to improve all our lives.

CES 2019 Las Vegas

CES 2019 Las Vegas (International Consumer Electronics Show 2018), a world reference fair in terms of news and the best showcase for the presentation of all kinds of consumer electronics objectives, so in its last edition one of the star objects presented were flexible screens, which we will soon be able to see for example on our smartphones, in short, an essential event for technology lovers. 

CES 2019 Las Vegas: USA technology fair, continues as a global innovation festival

CES 2019 Las Vegas: USA technology fair, continues as a global innovation festival

CES 2019 Las Vegas: USA technology fair, continues as a global innovation festival

CES 2019 Las Vegas will show us the latest news and innovations from the world’s leading technology manufacturers, since it is undoubtedly the best setting to do so, which is why the best professionals and companies from the technology, being for them an essential event. In this fair we will be shown all the electronic news that will surprise the world in the following months. In short, a world reference fair.

CES 2019 Las Vegas: USA technology fair, continues as a global innovation festival

A woman takes a photo of a display made up of curved OLED television screens at the LG Electronics booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

CES 2019 Las Vegas (International Consumer Electronics Show 2019), the largest and most important fair in the world in terms of consumer technology in the US city of Las Vegas, on January 08-11, 2019 at the premises of the venue fair Las Vegas Convention Center.

CES 2019 Las Vegas: USA technology fair, continues as a global innovation festival

CES 2019 Las Vegas: USA technology fair, continues as a global innovation festival

CES Las Vegas, a world reference fair, and an inexcusable appointment for the best companies and professionals in the world, who will take advantage of this event to show us their latest creations and projects, being for all of them an event of almost inexcusable attendance, both for the novelties that in her they will be able to be observed as by the contacts that will be able to be established and to get.

Hyundai-elevate1

Hyundai-elevate1

CES Las Vegas, USA will be an event that will be organized by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the trade association par excellence in promoting the growth of the consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 business members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution, and integration of consumer electronics products. At this fair we can find the latest news and innovations in the sector as we have already indicated.

TCL QLED 8K TV

TCL QLED 8K TV

The conference program that CTA (Consumer Technologic Association), employer of the US ICT industry, has prepared for the consumer electronics fair, CES Las Vegas 2019, will include more than 200 sessions, including presentations, round tables, etc. in which around a thousand senior executives and professionals from the global consumer electronics sector will participate.

CES 2019 LG and Samsung

CES 2019 LG and Samsung

In this year’s edition, the speakers will be the world’s top managers of the main companies in the technology sector, as well as the digital content and entertainment and automotive industries, two of the sectors that increasingly occupy a greater exhibition space at the fair and greater attention as a center of attraction among visitors.

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As for the digital content, entertainment, advertising and marketing sector, top executives representing OTT (Over-the-TOP) providers, broadcasters and operators will offer their insight on trends and challenges in these market segments. Highlights here include presentations by Steve Burke, CEO of NBC Universal, Reed Hastings, CEO of NetFlix, Robert Kyncl, YouTube business development manager, and Peter Rice, president of Fox Networks, among others. Finally, among the most outstanding events, there will be the round table and open discussion with Edith Ramirez, president of the Federal Trade Commission (FCT) and Tom Wheeler, president of the Federal Communications Comissions (FCC), two of the regulatory and standardization organizations of the most important ICT industry in the United States.

Codi, a story-telling robot for children, is displayed at “CES Unveiled” during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

CES 2019 Las Vegas, an event in which we can meet exhibiting companies, belonging to the most diverse sectors of consumer technology, so we can meet in this exhibition with companies from the following sectors:

Accessories
Audio Hardware and Software
Blank Media
Bluetooth
Technology Broadband Technology
Car Audio
Hardware and Software Equipment
Content Distribution Digital Car
Production Digital Hollywood Digital TV / HDTV E-Commerce Electronic Gaming Global Positioning Systems Information Handheld Devices High-performance audio and Home Theater Home Appliances / Personal Health Home Security and Automation Home Theater and custom installation Internet Applications and Services

In Vehicle Technology
MP3 / Internet Audio
Personal Electronics
Photography / Digital Imaging
Retail Resources
Robotics
Video Hardware and Software
Wi-Fi Technology
Wireless / Mobile Communications Satellite Systems
Small Office / Home Office
Speech Technology
Telematics and Vehicle Navigation
Telephone Equipment

Dates: 08.01.2019 – 11.01.2019
Location: Las Vegas, United States – USA.
Hotels for fairs and congresses in: Las Vegas, United States – USA.
Sector: ICT information technologies
Tags: Computers, Electronics, GPS, Computing, Mobiles, Computers, Software, Technology, Photography.
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center
Website: www.cesweb.org/