CES, the annual Shopper Electronics Present that that takes place in Los Angeles annually, is without doubt one of the greatest occasions within the tech business and it is going digital for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Shopper Expertise 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 particular person — its often 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 international well being issues in regards to the unfold of Covid-19, it is simply not potential to securely convene tens of hundreds of individuals in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to fulfill and do enterprise in particular person,” CTA Chief Government Officer Gary Shapiro stated in a press release shared on Twitter.
CES 2021 goes all-digital! Prepare for a brand new immersive expertise the place you may have a entrance row seat to the motion https://t.co/IzmHDpIu1Y
— CES (@CES) July 28, 2020
“Shifting to an all-digital format for CES is just the proper factor to do. Our exhibitors, companions and thought-leaders will now have the time to plan, to suppose, to create compelling methods to have interaction digital audiences from all over the world,” Shapiro added, and stated, “Just like the tech sector itself, CES continuously 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 without doubt one of the greatest know-how occasions, and contains every thing from smartphones to televisions to robots and far more. This would be the first time that CES goes digital — nevertheless, the plan appears to be for one 12 months solely, as Shapiro added in his message that he hopes to see individuals in particular person once more in 2022.