The 2021 iteration of CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, will be held virtually.
On Tuesday morning, July 27, the Consumer Technology Association, announced that it is now planning for an “all-digital experience,” rather than an in-person show. The new format will support keynotes, presentations, product showcases and networking events.
“Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it’s just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA.
On the CES website, CTA states that it plans to return to Las Vegas in 2022 with a combination of in-person and virtual elements.