CES will be going fully digital next year, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. While that is definitely bad news for those who have made it a ritual to attend the tech show, the switch to an online-only platform will open it up to a larger audience.
Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) which owns and produces CES announced new dates for next year’s edition. CES 2021 will now hold between Monday, January 11, and Thursday, January 14. The show was originally scheduled to hold between Wednesday, January 6 and Saturday, January 9, 2021.
The first day will be exclusive media-only access while January 12 – January 13 will be open to all registered attendees. The last day will be for conference programming. Even with the show going digital, there should still be lots of announcements from several manufacturers.
The press statement also revealed that the kick-off keynote address will be delivered by the Chairman of Verizon Hans Vestberg. His address will discuss 5G as the framework of the 21st century and how it will affect major industries.
We won’t rule out the possibility of next year’s edition of Mobile World Congress (MWC) going fully digital. This year’s edition had to be canceled when manufacturers began pulling out of the show. To prevent a repeat, the organizers may settle for an online-only experience too.
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