While the tech sector continues to cancel events left and right, CES 2021 will go ahead as planned in Las Vegas next January.

Events worldwide are being canceled left and right due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation and it had been assumed that CES would either be canceled or move to an online alternative just like Apple’s upcoming WWDC event. But a new post to the CES site confirms that everything will go ahead.

While we plan to produce another in-person event in Las Vegas, we all face new considerations around attending conferences, conducting business and traveling to meetings. Just as your companies are innovating to overcome the challenges this pandemic presents, we are adapting to the evolving situation. And we want to ensure CES continues to help you make the connections you need to grow your business and your brand.

But don’t worry, the folks behind CES say that everyone’s health is the most important thing here – so they’ll be putting steps in place to make sure it doesn’t cause coronavirus chaos this January.

Your safety, security and health are always a priority at CES, and we continue to evaluate and expand the measures we put in place. We are working closely with the Las Vegas community, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and hotels venues, as they develop and implement their re-opening plans. We are also working with leading event industry associations as they develop their best practices. And we will ensure our plans follow the recommendations of public health experts and standards set by the federal, state and local governments.

Of course, this is the same CES that always – every single year – manages to make its attendees ill with various forms of flu. And that’s when things are a little more normal than they are right now. Can CES really go ahead when the chance of contracting coronavirus is quite literally in the air?

CES reckons so, although we’ve already seen plenty of websites and influencers say they won’t be attending the event unless a coronavirus vaccine is available by January.

(Source: CES)

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