The Consumer Technology Association is going ahead with its CES 2022 convention this week, but has decided to shorten the schedule.
The in-person event in Las Vegas now will run Jan. 5–7.
“The step was taken as an additional safety measure to the current health protocols that have been put in place for CES,” the CTA announced Friday.
Although news accounts have carried word that some notable companies recently have withdrawn from the event given the omicron surge, CTA said more than 2,200 exhibitors were confirmed as of Dec. 31.
“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 attendees will be able to see and experience the latest tech innovations.”
President/CEO Gary Shapiro said in the announcement, “We are shortening the show to three days and have put in place comprehensive health measures for the safety of all attendees and participants.”
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and have proof. The show website has updated health protocols.