As some of the largest exhibitors reduced their attendance, the trade show will be shortened by one day than originally planned.
What you need to know
- Due to Omicron’s growing concerns, the Consumer Technology Association has adjusted the timetable for CES 2022.
- CES will end on January 7th instead of January 8.
- More than 2,200 exhibitors were confirmed to participate in the trade show in person.
Despite a major exit in recent weeks, the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES, is still steadfastly working hard to host this year’s trade show. Now, due to the increase in Omicron infection cases in the United States, the organizers have made some changes to the schedule of the event.
CTA announced that CES 2022 will end a day earlier than originally planned as an additional measure to existing health and safety agreements. This means that the trade show will start on January 5th as originally planned, but will end on January 7th. Before the adjustment, CES was originally scheduled to end on January 8.
CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro (Gary Shapiro) said: “We have shortened the exhibition to three days and have taken comprehensive health measures to ensure the safety of all attendees and participants.” According to CTA data, More than 2,200 exhibitors have confirmed their attendance, and 143 companies have signed up in the past two weeks.
However, many big names have recently cancelled their physical presence at the event, including Google, Microsoft, AMD, OnePlus, Twitter, Intel, Amazon, T-Mobile and Meta. As concerns about Omicron variants intensify, some of these companies are turning to virtual exhibitions. On the other hand, Samsung, which makes some of the best Android phones, will continue to attend in person.
If you are attending an event in Las Vegas, please be sure to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The CTA also requires participants to be tested for the virus within 24 hours after departing for the United States. The COVID-19 test kit will be distributed at the venue at the end of the performance.