The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is going back to Las Vegas next year according to an announcement by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The event, which took place as a virtual offering this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return to its normal home of Las Vegas.
CES 2022 will be held from January 5th through January 8th, with some of the biggest names in tech set to take part.
“We’re thrilled to return to Las Vegas – home to CES for more than 40 years – and look forward to seeing many new and returning faces,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Hundreds of executives have told us how much they need CES to meet new and existing customers, find partners, reach media and discover innovation.”
It’s notable that there will be an online aspect however, with the CTA apparently keen to take some aspects of the 2021 event into next year.
Digital audiences will also experience the spirit of the live event in Las Vegas. The CES anchor desk, which debuted at CES 2021, will travel to Las Vegas and connect the digital audience with exhibitors, conference sessions, keynotes and product announcements from the live event. New content will also be added once CES departs Las Vegas, enabling attendees and exhibitors to continue connecting and exploring.
It’ll be interesting to see how the tech community takes this new, although it shouldn’t be any surprise,. The CTA had always said that it intended to make the 2021 event the only one that would be online and virtual, while other in-person events are happening this year already. By the time January rolls around it’s thought the world will be in a much better p;ace in terms of COVID-19 vaccination, too.