CES 2021 Goes Online Only in Face of Coronavirus

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CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show that that takes place in Los Angeles every year, is likely one of the largest occasions within the tech business and it is going digital for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (which runs CES), shared a video message on Twitter the place he outlined how subsequent yr’s CES might be on-line solely. CES was the last main tech occasion of 2020 to happen in particular person — its often adopted by Mobile World Congress, which takes place in February in Barcelona, however this yr’s occasion was cancelled because the outspread of COVID-19 began to grow to be extra evident. Since then, increasingly occasions have been following go well with. 

“Amid the pandemic and rising international health considerations in regards to the outspread of Covid-19, it is simply not doable to securely convene tens of 1000’s of individuals in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to fulfill and do enterprise in particular person,” CTA Chief Executive Officer Gary Shapiro stated in a press release shared on Twitter.

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CES 2021 goes all-digital! Get prepared for a new immersive expertise the place you will have a entrance row seat to the motion https://t.co/IzmHDpIu1Y

— CES (@CES) July 28, 2020

“Moving to an all-digital format for CES is solely the appropriate factor to do. Our exhibitors, companions and thought-leaders will now have the time to plan, to suppose, to create compelling methods to interact digital audiences from all over the world,” Shapiro added, and stated, “Like the tech sector itself, CES consistently innovates and evolves. For greater than 50 years, CES has been the worldwide stage for innovation and that is the following stage of our evolution.”

CES is likely one of the largest automation occasions, and contains every part from smartphones to televisions to robots and far more. This would be the first time that CES goes digital — nonetheless, the plan appears to be for one yr solely, as Shapiro added in his message that he hopes to see people in particular person once more in 2022.

[Attribution Gadgets 360]

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