The start of next year is already starting to look very different, as the Consumer Electronics Show leaves Las Vegas for an all-digital format next year.
The Consumer Technology Association—CES’ organizers —cited growing global health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 as the reasoning behind their move.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CTA, said it just isn't possible to safely convene tens-of-thousands of people in Las Vegas to meet and do business in person.
“Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic — and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way," says Shapiro. "By shifting to an all-digital platform for 2021, we can deliver a unique experience that helps our exhibitors connect with existing and new audiences."