Shopper Electronics Present 2022 Being Held In-Particular person Regardless of Omicr…
About 15,000 folks have registered to attend international tech present CES in particular person up to now 10 days, the organiser mentioned on Friday, in an indication of momentum for in-person occasions regardless of international fears concerning the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
In whole, “tens of 1000’s” of individuals have registered thus far for the present, the organiser mentioned, with out citing a selected determine.
The Omicron variant was first detected in southern Africa and Hong Kong final month, sparking international issues a few fast-spreading new model of the virus and decreasing prospects that current will increase in journey would proceed.
Greater than 1,900 firms have dedicated to attending the Shopper Electronics Present in Las Vegas in January, about half the pre-pandemic degree.
Main firms like Sony and trade executives together with Normal Motors’ CEO, Mary Barra plan to journey to Las Vegas, though some together with Nvidia have deliberate a largely digital presence for a while.
“We’re not unrealistic: the present’s going to be smaller this 12 months,” mentioned Jean Foster, senior vice chairman of selling and communications for the Shopper Know-how Affiliation, the group organising the CES present. “It permits us to widen the aisles and accommodate social distancing.”
She mentioned curiosity in in-person attendance continues to be “full steam forward.”
All attendees might be required to indicate proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for the present, which is open January 5-8.
© Thomson Reuters 2021