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The CES technology fair, which will resume its event in person in 2022, faces cancellation of several high-level participants given the increase in infections of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, including Meta – the parent company of Facebook -, Twitter and T-Mobile, one of the main sponsors of the event.
In a communityT-Mobile noted that although it will maintain sponsorships to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and the CES show, it will not send its workers to Las Vegas. In addition, he confirmed that the CEO of T-Mobile, Mike Sievart, will not give the conference he had planned, not even in virtual format.
The cancellations of these companies, which are also joined by other technology companies such as Pinterest and iHeartRadio, blur for the second consecutive year the CES technology fair, which in 2021 held a virtual edition due to restrictions due to COVID-19, and which Although it attracted the attention of the media, it did not have the same caliber as previous editions, held in person.
For now, companies such as Intel, LG, Panasonic and Sony maintain their plans to appear at the CES 2022 fair, which has face-to-face events planned with limited capacity and the requirement that visitors have a complete vaccination scheme anticovid with drugs endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
On the other hand, the middle Bloomberg points out that Samsung – one of the great attendees of the CES – maintains its plans to present itself at the fair. Other companies such as Qualcomm, OnePlus and HTC, are also still standing in their plans to appear at the event.