The CTA (Consumer Technology Association), a standards and trade organization, has recently announced the official return of the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to an in-person format. The organization will head back to an in-person conference in Las Vegas in 2022, which marks the return of the largest technology conference worldwide.
According to Gary Shapiro, CTA’s President & Chief Executive Officer, the organization has shown excitement towards returning to Las Vegas, home to the CES for 40+ years. It is further looking forward to seeing several new and returning faces.
Over the past months, the CTA has been intending to return to the in-person CES in 2022. The association had already revealed plans to implement this in-person format in July 2020, during the time when it announced the shift of CES 2021 to an all-digital format amid the mounting crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the CES, other major tech conferences such as IFA 2021, which were impacted by the pandemic, are returning to the in-person events in 2021.
For those uninitiated, CES 2022 will be conducted during 5th-8th January, along with the usual media days preceding on 3rd and 4th January. As per its announcement, this upcoming conference is set to be a hybrid of sorts, with events to take place both digitally and physically. Confirmed attendees include major tech firms such as Sony, Samsung, Qualcomm, Panasonic, LG, Lenovo, Intel, IBM, Hyundai, Google, Dell, AT&T, AMD, and Amazon. Several other companies have already committed to showcasing their innovative technologies during the conference in Las Vegas and are continuing to sign-up.
In order to ensure the health and safety of the attendees, the CTA has cited that the CES 2022 will follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by the CDC, including the local and state guidelines for Nevada and the Las Vegas city.