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Consumer Electronics Show 2022 Being Held In-Person Despite Omicron Fears Attracts 15,000 Sign-Ups

More than 1,900 companies have committed to attending CES 2022 in Las Vegas in January.

Consumer Electronics Show 2022 Being Held In-Person Despite Omicron Fears Attracts 15,000 Sign-Ups

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"We're not unrealistic: the show's going to be smaller this year," said the organiser

Highlights
  • Tens of thousands of people have registered so far for the show
  • Many companies have announced they will attend CES virtually
  • All attendees will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

About 15,000 people have registered to attend global tech show CES in person in the past 10 days, the organiser said on Friday, in a sign of momentum for in-person events despite global fears about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

In total, "tens of thousands" of people have registered so far for the show, the organiser said, without citing a specific figure.

The Omicron variant was first detected in southern Africa and Hong Kong last month, sparking global concerns about a fast-spreading new version of the virus and lowering prospects that recent increases in travel would continue.

More than 1,900 companies have committed to attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, about half the pre-pandemic level.

Major companies like Sony and industry executives including General Motors' CEO, Mary Barra plan to travel to Las Vegas, although some including Nvidia have planned a largely virtual presence for some time.

"We're not unrealistic: the show's going to be smaller this year," said Jean Foster, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Consumer Technology Association, the group organising the CES show. "It allows us to widen the aisles and accommodate social distancing."

She said interest in in-person attendance is still "full steam ahead."

All attendees will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for the show, which is open January 5-8.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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