Later Several Company On-site plan completely canceled For CES next week, the show runs that the company announced today that the event will close a day earlier. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) says CES 2022 will now run January 5-7 “as an additional security measure for current health protocols.” January 3rd and 4th are the only days for the media where press conferences and keynote speeches are held.
The protocol includes masks and proof of vaccination for attending private events. The CTA recently announced that it will offer the Abbott BinaxNu COVID-19 test in badge pickup. The association asked participants to complete a quick test 24 hours before entering a CES venue. If anyone experiences symptoms while at the CES venue, the CTA advises them to report to a primary care center for testing. The agency said it would also provide PCR tests for any participants at their destination before departure from Las Vegas.
Last week, high-profile exhibitors like Amazon, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Meta and many more canceled personal plans for CES 2022. As part of today’s announcement, the CTA explained that more than 2,200 companies will still be showcasing their products on Vegas soil, noting that it has added 143 more in the last two weeks.
CTA CEO Gary Shapiro Defended the decision The reason for keeping the event a private event is that the number of COVID-19 cases has increased in different parts of the world due to the omicron variant. “As the world’s most influential technology event, CES is committed to showcasing products and discussing ideas that will ultimately make our lives better,” said Shapiro. “We are shortening the show to three days and have put in place comprehensive health measures for the safety of all participants and participants.” Shapiro pointed to small companies that relied on the event as a potential springboard for products as the main reason for not canceling the event. CES 2021 Was completely virtual.
“We will all take risks,” he said A recent op-ed For Las Vegas Review-Journal. “But there is no innovation without risk.”
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