The most influential tech events in the world (Consumer Electronics Show) CES, plans to make an in-person event in Las Vegas in2021. The organisers behind CES preplan the event despite concerns of the coronavirus pandemic which may still be a threat.
“We will showcase our exhibitors’ products, technology breakthroughs and ideas to the world, both physically in Las Vegas and digitally,” Consumer Technology Association, which produces CES, said in a statement.
CES 2021 is scheduled to be held from January 6-9 in Las Vegas.
CES is one of the largest conventions held each year in Las Vegas, responsible for bringing a huge number of visitors to the city, with around 175,000 attendees last year. The Las Vegas Convention Center, the primary venue where the event is held, is scheduled to complete a $980 million expansion just in time for next year’s show.
The group behind the annual trade show said that it will continue to expand its digital reach, even as it adapts to the evolving situation.
“You can expect to see a wider selection of livestreamed CES content, along with many other engaging digital and virtual opportunities, enabling you to connect with the world’s leading technology innovators, thought leaders and policymakers,” the statement added.
The announcement came amid efforts by governments around the world to reopen their economies devastated by the pandemic.
Starting with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona in February, most technology events got cancelled, postponed or made virtual this year.
However, organisers of IFA, one of the major consumer electronics shows in Europe, last month announced that they will make the exhibition a real-life event when it opens in Berlin in September.
It will be an invitation-only event, meaning that the exhibition will not be open to the general public.