CES, the world’s largest consumer-electronics exhibition, goes to be digital in 2021, changing into the newest occasion to be upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
The choice can also be an indication that occasion hosts are being cautious in regards to the future as infection rates climb in the U.S. and that the exhibition market in locations like Las Vegas might have powerful instances forward. CES is the biggest occasion by exhibition area within the nation, in accordance with commerce publication Commerce Present Information Community, with final yr’s showcase spanning almost three million internet sq. toes.
The Client Know-how Affiliation—the commerce group that organizes the annual showcase in Las Vegas—had already been getting ready for a smaller bodily present in 2021 and for extra occasions to be held digitally. The digital showcase will run from Jan. 6 by way of Jan. 9.
The 2020 CES exhibition in January had lower participation from Chinese exhibitors on account of a commerce spat between China and the U.S. Nonetheless, greater than 171,000 folks from 164 nations, areas and territories attended the almost weeklong occasion, in accordance with the know-how commerce group, making it among the many largest conventions within the U.S.