Everything seems to indicate that the great technology events will be face-to-face again from next year. And the first step will be taken by CES 2022, although with a very important rule: all attendees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The organization behind CES published a statement in which they announce that those present at CES 2022 will have to present proof of vaccination. The CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, for its acronym in English), indicated that science today indicates that vaccines “are our best hope to stop COVID-19.”
In addition, the CTA is evaluating other options for attendees and among them, the possibility of showing a COVID-19 test with negative results. However, that is still part of the evaluation and the organization ensures that it will provide more details in the future.
For those who cannot attend CES, for one reason or another, there will be a digital event similar to those that have already been carried out by the CES itself or by other fairs such as the last E3 2021. This event will take place from At the same time, the same companies that will be present at the Las Vegas Convention Center will surely participate.
CES 2022 will take place between January 5 and 8 of next year and, according to the CTA, there are already more than 1,000 brands that have confirmed their presence. And given the date, the CES could mean the definitive impulse for the return of the great technology fairs, which this year tried with the Mobile World Congress but which turned out to be an event quite far from the big events of other years.
And on a side note, CES 2022 attendees may be roaming the Las Vegas Convention Center in a Tesla and using Elon Musk’s underground tunnels.