The Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2022, is still moving forward with its in-person conference despite the withdraw of T-Mobile and several other major tech companies.
“CES 2022 will be in person on Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas with strong safety measures in place, and our digital access is also available for people that don’t wish to, or can’t travel to Las Vegas,” the conference said in a statement. “Our mission remains to convene the industry and give those who cannot attend in person the ability to experience the magic of CES digitally.
The conference also mentioned that they have received 42 exhibitor cancellations, they have also added 60 new exhibitors for their in-person event.
T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert – who was set to be the keynote speaker– said he and the majority of T-Mobile’s team will no longer travel to the world’s largest technology conference, according to a company statement released Tuesday.
Facebook’s parent company, Twitter, Amazon, iHeartRadio, and Pinterest are also pulling out of the event.
CES will host over 2,200 exhibitors and will host thousands of attendees including elected officials from both major political parties.
CES 2022 stressed that its safety measures will allow attendees and exhibitors to enjoy the convention safely.
“Given CES’ comprehensive health measures — vaccination requirement, masking and availability of COVID-19 tests — coupled with lower attendance and social distancing measures, we are confident that attendees and exhibitors can have a socially distanced but worthwhile and productive event in Las Vegas, as well as a rewarding experience on our digital access,” the conference said.
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