CES 2022 is scheduled to return to an in-person event and based on a new press release from the show, it’s promising to be a pretty substantial return. CES 2022 takes place on January 5-8 in Las Vega, Nevada.
Last year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, CES 2021 opted for an all-digital event. This year, however, the show has already booked nearly 1900 exhibitors, and 2400 members of the press.
Supposedly, the show will also feature a few new categories, like Food Tech, Space Tech, and NFTs. Some of the latest companies to join include Nvidia, TikTok, HTC, VinFast, TuSimple, AMD, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Sierra Space, and much more. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, commented on the news by saying,
“The excitement continues to build as we get closer to the moment where the world’s most influential technology innovators meet in person with customers, media, investors and policymakers. We are thrilled to now welcome over 1900 exhibitors from all over the world to show how tech is improving our lives and transforming industries.”
Here’s a brief overview of what’s currently represented in the show:
- 1900+ exhibitors
- 2400+ members of the media
- 195 Fortune Global 500 Companies
- 77 Interbrand 100 Companies
- 66 top 100 retailers (Based on Twice 2020 Top Retailers)
- 55% of registered attendees are senior-level
- 160 countries represented
- 200+ automotive brands
Of course, one of the biggest questions with such a huge in-person event is safety and security, especially with the new Omicron variant looming on the horizon. To try and assuage those fears, CES does have digitial-only access for anyone unable to travel to Las Vegas. Registration for digital-only opened on December 9 and can be found here.
At the same time, the physical show is requiring that all attendees must be fully vaccinated, with a vaccine approved by either the FDA or World Health Organization. The show hasn’t currently announced its policy on masks, but the official website states “We will follow local laws for masking policies.”