Major technology show will be all-digital this year, but will still bring latest in sensors, wearables and more.
David Savastano, Editor01.06.21
The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is the technology industry’s biggest gathering. Typically, it overtakes virtually all of Las Vegas, including the city’s and Sands’ convention centers. Last year, more than 170,000 attendees came to Las Vegas for four days and saw the latest in new technologies, from sensors, wearables, flexible electronics, TVs and displays, AI, robots, drones and so much more.
This year, as the world still combats the tragic COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of trade shows are simply not happening, and CES is among them. It will be practically impossible to replicate the CES experience online, but that is the alternative facing the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which organizes CES.
CTA has set up an all-digital version of CES, which will be held Jan. 11-13 this year. Exhibitor showcases will be held Jan 12-13. Gary Shapiro, CTA’s president and CEO, said that the organization has been planning for t
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