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More than 40,000 people attended CES in Las Vegas

January 10, 2022  By  SP&T Staff

Smart home technology at CES 2022. (Image courtesy the Consumer Technology Association)

CES, the annual conference showcasing consumer technology and innovation, concluded Friday in Las Vegas.

Organizers reported in a press release that the show featured more than 2,300 exhibiting companies (more than 800 of them start-ups) who showcased technology including smart home, automotive, digital health and more. More than 40,000 people attended in person across 11 indoor and outdoor venues. Thirty per cent of visitors came from outside the U.S.

“Innovation came to life this week at CES 2022 – with technologies that will reshape industries and provide solutions to pressing worldwide issues from healthcare to agriculture, sustainability and beyond,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES, in a statement issued last week. “The CES show floor buzzed with the joy of human interaction and a five-sense innovation experience with products that will redefine our future and change our world for the better.”

CES organizers said that multiple health protocols were followed for in-person attendees, including proof of vaccination, required masking indoors, testing and social distancing measures. CES will still be accessible to virtual attendees until Jan. 31.

The 2023 CES will be held Jan. 5-8, 2023. Organizers said exhibit sales “are already off to a strong start.”

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