CES 2021 was originally scheduled to run from January 6-9 in Las Vegas but due to coronavirus pandemic, it will be held online on the same days. Now, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organizers of the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas, has announced that the next year’s CES event will be an online-only affair because of growing health concerns due to COVID-19.
CES 2021 Schedule Changed
CES 2021 is going to held in Las Vegas from January 6-9 and this was scheduled as an offline event but due to the pandemic, the event is scheduled online on the same days. In a press release, the CTA said that CES 2021 will be an ‘all-digital experience’. It will connect exhibitors, customers, thought leaders, and media from around the world online, they added. If things changed then in 2022 CES event may be an in-person event.
In a recent report, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA, said: “Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it’s just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person”. It will also “deliver a unique experience that helps our exhibitors connect with existing and new audiences”, he said.
Let’s hope that we get a COVID-19 vaccine soon enough for us to get back to normalcy. Until then, these online-only events will remain the new normal.