Monday, January 3rd 2022

CES 2022 Event Closing One Day Earlier on January 7

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that CES will be closing one day early and the in-person event will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-7, 2022. The show will close at 6 PM on January 7. The step was taken as an additional safety measure to the current health protocols that have been put in place for CES.

Well over 2200 exhibitors committed to participate at CES 2022 in person in Las Vegas. While some 200 canceled their physical participation, in the last two weeks 143 additional companies have signed up to exhibit in-person. Construction of exhibitors' show floor space is well underway and soon you will be able to see and experience the latest tech innovations.
Those that are unable to travel to Las Vegas for CES 2022 have the flexibility to join digitally and will have the opportunity to experience the magic of Las Vegas. Digital registration will grant access to more than 40 livestreamed conference sessions, keynotes, and the ability to engage with exhibitors at CES.
Source: CES
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17 Comments on CES 2022 Event Closing One Day Earlier on January 7

#1
TheUn4seen
Oh well. Wasn't CES just a, pardon my language, group jerk-off event for corporations to show their newest consumer junk?
It is my personal opinion that the current pandemic situation is actually a good thing. Companies learn they don't need to spend money on physical offices, most meetings can, in fact, just be emails, and people who work in comfortable conditions are more productive. Trade shows are just a huge waste of time and energy - people who are interested in the market already know what;'s going on, and people who aren't, well, don't care either way.
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#2
JAB Creations
For a group that is supposed to be about business all I ever read about CES these days is drama. They either need to actually be a consumer technology show and focus on that or go find something constructive to do as there hasn't been anything positive associated with them for about two years now.
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#3
R-T-B
TheUn4seenOh well. Wasn't CES just a, pardon my language, group jerk-off event for corporations to show their newest consumer junk?
I swear, why are some of you even here?

Yes, and some of us actually LIKE knowing whats coming out. Am I even on a tech site anymore?
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#4
TheUn4seen
R-T-BI swear, why are some of you even here?

Yes, and some of us actually LIKE knowing whats coming out. Am I even on a tech site anymore?
"Tech site" is not the same as "brainless consumer greed". For me, that's why sites like TPU exist, some dedicated people gather worthwhile information related to the topic of interest and present it in a coherent and effective way. Trade shows are, as I alluded to, essentially an adolescent dick measuring contest with very little actual information and a lot of flashy marketing. It was the same with Photokina - I was there once or twice and came out with absolutely nothing. For actual information I had to turn towards sources like dpreviev which had information even before the event or shortly after, with data going beyond "oooh, look, we have a shiny new thing, soo shinyyy, information TBD".
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#5
W1zzard
TheUn4seenTrade shows are, as I alluded to, essentially an adolescent dick measuring contest with very little actual information and a lot of flashy marketing.
For general audience they are exactly what you describe. As press (and big customer probably too) things are different though, you get to see all the good stuff and talk to the interesting people. What's the most important part is that you're meeting people face-to-face, many of which you consider friends. Also eat, drink, party in the evenings with the same people, and it's not only about business.
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#6
AusWolf
"The step was taken as an additional safety measure to the current health protocols that have been put in place for CES." - Because you won't catch covid if you go home a day early. Yeah, right.
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#7
SiJiL
Other sites are reporting that the 4th day was pretty much pointless anyway, with most stands usually being taken down while the event is still on, and the majority of attendees have already left at that point. Essentially making this just a token gesture rather than an actual Covid prevention action.
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#9
TheUn4seen
W1zzardFor general audience they are exactly what you describe. As press (and big customer probably too) things are different though, you get to see all the good stuff and talk to the interesting people. What's the most important part is that you're meeting people face-to-face, many of which you consider friends. Also eat, drink, party in the evenings with the same people, and it's not only about business.
This is a fair point, and exactly what I mean. Trade shows are not really meant for general public and I have a problem understanding why, each year, there is so much media frenzy around CES.
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#10
AusWolf
TheUn4seenThis is a fair point, and exactly what I mean. Trade shows are not really meant for general public and I have a problem understanding why, each year, there is so much media frenzy around CES.
For me, CES is about new product announcements, nothing more. I would never go there personally, but I'm happy for the media coverage.
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#11
W1zzard
Chomiq
Which one is it?
lol oops, fixed
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#12
R-T-B
My comment may seem a bit harsh in it's mod edited form @TheUn4seen, a moderator edited out bits calling out some stuff that was far worse than your comment leaving you as my apparent sole complaint. I do understand your perspective somewhat, but still look forward to CES for new product announcements.
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#13
the54thvoid
AusWolf"The step was taken as an additional safety measure to the current health protocols that have been put in place for CES." - Because you won't catch covid if you go home a day early. Yeah, right.
Spot on. The world needs to keep going so take whatever precautionary measures are necessary and get on with things. But as you say, chopping off one day is pointless, imo.
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#14
MDWiley
TheUn4seenOh well. Wasn't CES just a, pardon my language, group jerk-off event for corporations to show their newest consumer junk?
It is my personal opinion that the current pandemic situation is actually a good thing. Companies learn they don't need to spend money on physical offices, most meetings can, in fact, just be emails, and people who work in comfortable conditions are more productive. Trade shows are just a huge waste of time and energy - people who are interested in the market already know what;'s going on, and people who aren't, well, don't care either way.
Agreed. More and more people treat it like a smaller computex when it’s really for investors, and there’s way more tech than just PC parts. And yeah, trade shows are all fun and good, but the times are changing and people are seeing the pointlessness of constant physical presence.
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#15
Chomiq
They already require attendees to be fully vaccinated and masks are required indoors according to State of Nevada policy. My guess is that it's simply due to poor attendance.
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#16
Why_Me
ChomiqThey already require attendees to be fully vaccinated and masks are required indoors according to State of Nevada policy. My guess is that it's simply due to poor attendance.
Can't get covid if you're vaccinated and wearing a cloth mask ... am I right?
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#17
the54thvoid
Why_MeCan't get covid if you're vaccinated and wearing a cloth mask ... am I right?
We've covered this in the Covid thread, and you're well aware of these points. But I'll repeat them for public record. Masks reduce the risk to others. Note the wording 'reduce'. It's also been stated, clearly, vaccines greatly reduce the risk of death and severe illness.
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