In its second year since the pandemic, Consumer Electronic Show (CES) roared back to life this weekend at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which offers 4.8 million sq. ft. of meeting space.
This year’s CES has over 3,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees across the show floor and promises something for everyone as it is 70% larger than CES 2021.
Expansion Means More Technology and Connections
The newly expanded LVCC West Hall accomodated nearly 300 auto companies to showcase their inventory of everything from self-driving vehicles to autonomous vehicles. “We really value bringing together technology’s greatest supporters,” said Lauren Forrer, a member of the event communications teams for CES.
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“We’ve seen how passionate people are about the industries they’re part of when you get everyone together. You get collaboration, you get spontaneity. Those who are passionate about the industry all in the one place, kind of get to build off of each other and they get to do business together. That’s where we’ve really seen success.”
A Reflection of the Industry
“CES has grown from year to year. That is a reflection of the industry growing. What we consider technology has grown over the years and we’re now focusing on sustainability within technology,” said Forrer. “Tech touches so many different industries, which is why we love getting those industries together and kind of seeing the growth across all of them.”
CES From Home
Despite the resurgence of in-person events, CES remains accessible for attendees unable to make the trip. Hybrid attendees can view all sessions and speaker events from the comfort of their couch.
New Tech: Smell the Metaverse
Some interesting features to look out for in the New Year being showcased at CES include: sustainable boat technology from Brunswick Candela Marine Technology and OVR Technology that allows people to smell the metaverse.