The Consumer Electronics Show or CES won’t be in person this January. The Consumer Technology Association who runs CES has decided to go Virtual for 2021. This is by far the biggest trade show every year for Las Vegas.
The decision to shift the massive global technology trade show and conference to a digital format was a result of concern for the safety of the multitudes of attendees and exhibitors that converge upon Las Vegas to attend this show each January, according to CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro.
January 2020, which was the 54th edition of CES, attracted 183,000 attendees and 4,400 exhibitors spanning 2.9 million square feet of space at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Expo, and several Las Vegas hotels. Huge disappointment for the city.