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Talk on the Tradeshow Floor: Looking Forward to the Holidays & CES

by  Jeanne Brei

CES logo on stripThe talk on the tradeshow floor is all about the upcoming holidays–and what Santa might be bringing–but Santa has already brought Las Vegas some great news: the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 press conference earlier this month was celebrating that the show, the world’s most influential tech event, will have more than 1,000 new exhibitors out of more than 3,000 already registered exhibitors, 50 percent more space than last year and will be the largest auto technology show in North America. The show footprint is on track to grow more than 40 percent from CES 2022–spread out over the 2.5 million-sq.ft. Las Vegas Convention Center, the Venetian Expo, C Space at Aria and other convention spaces throughout Las Vegas.  The show will even be live streaming from the International Space Station.

gary shapiro“People are excited to head back to Las Vegas for CES 2023, and it will rock,” Gary Shapiro (pictured left), president and CEO of CTA, said. “We are optimistic we can hit our attendance goal of 100,000, which would make it the largest independently audited post-pandemic tech event. This year’s show will feature keynotes from tech visionaries and the opportunity to see and touch the tech that’s shaking up industries and changing our lives for the better.”

A showcase for product announcements and a proving ground for innovation, CES is the place to look for tech trends. But after a remote 2021 and a sparsely attended 2022, everyone is looking forward to kicking off 2023 with the largest in-person, post-pandemic event so far. Last year’s attendance of 45,000 reflected the difficulties of international attendees to get visas and attend conferences—CTA even cut the show short by a day—and this year’s attendance goal of 100,000 is still below 2020 attendance numbers of 171,000. A third of this year’s registered attendees are traveling internationally to attend.

This year, Consumer TechnologWAAS Globe Logoy Association has partnered with the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) to showcase a new, more altruistic, humanity-focused theme, Human Security for All. Support of the United Nations efforts to advance Human Security for All will be a theme throughout the show, from conference programming to keynotes, and will spotlight how technology can help with personal safety, human rights and access to food, education and healthcare.

The healthcare industry will have a big presence with more than 80 healthcare companies on the show floor. The automotive industry’s nearly 300 exhibitors will be showcasing the advances in Electric Vehicle (EV) technology, connected vehicles and autonomous mobility. There will be four curated floor tours, including automotive, startup, health care, and, new for 2023, the metaverse.

There will be more than 200 conference sessions featuring 750+ speakers split into 34 diverse tracks varying from health and wellness, business and finance, and automotive to Web3/metaverse, technology in society, 5G and the Internet of Things. New in 2023 will be sessions focused on the creator economy, including NFTs and Web3. There will be new TVs, laptops, robots, electric, self-driving cars, digital healthcare, sustainability and the metaverse. Global brands, including Abbott, Amazon, AMD, BMW, Google, John Deere, LG, Qualcomm, Roku, Samsung, Sony, Stellantis and Verizon will be launching new products and displaying innovative technologies.

As of now, three keynotes have been announced: John Deere, AMD and BMW. And since going hybrid is the latest trend, a digital experience will also be offered that will include more than 75 conference sessions and keynotes, digital activations, and many CES exhibitors, media and attendees.

For more info, visit CES.tech for updates and registration details.   


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