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CES 2021 Goes On-line Solely in Face of Coronavirus

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CES, the annual Client Electronics Present that that takes place in Los Angeles every year, is among the largest occasions within the tech business and it is going digital for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Client Know-how Affiliation […]

CES, the annual Client Electronics Present that that takes place in Los Angeles every year, is among the largest occasions within the tech business and it is going digital for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Client Know-how Affiliation (which runs CES), shared a video message on Twitter the place he outlined how subsequent 12 months’s CES can be on-line solely. CES was the final main tech occasion of 2020 to happen in individual — its normally adopted by Cellular World Congress, which takes place in February in Barcelona, however this 12 months’s occasion was cancelled because the unfold of COVID-19 began to turn out to be extra evident. Since then, an increasing number of occasions have been following go well with. 

“Amid the pandemic and rising world well being issues in regards to the unfold of Covid-19, it is simply not potential to securely convene tens of 1000’s of individuals in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to fulfill and do enterprise in individual,” CTA Chief Government Officer Gary Shapiro mentioned in a press release shared on Twitter.

“Shifting to an all-digital format for CES is solely the suitable factor to do. Our exhibitors, companions and thought-leaders will now have the time to plan, to suppose, to create compelling methods to interact digital audiences from world wide,” Shapiro added, and mentioned, “Just like the tech sector itself, CES continually innovates and evolves. For greater than 50 years, CES has been the worldwide stage for innovation and that is the following stage of our evolution.”

CES is among the largest expertise occasions, and consists of every thing from smartphones to televisions to robots and rather more. This would be the first time that CES goes digital — nonetheless, the plan appears to be for one 12 months solely, as Shapiro added in his message that he hopes to see folks in individual once more in 2022.

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