Consumer Electronics Show 2022 Being Held In-Person Despite Omicron Fears Attracts 15,000 Sign-Ups

Nearly 15,000 people have registered to attend the global tech show CES in person over the past 10 days, the organizer said on Friday, indicating momentum for in-person events despite global fears about the Omicron version of the coronavirus In.

In all, “thousands” of people have registered for the show so far, the organizer said without citing a specific figure.

omicron The variant was first detected in southern Africa and Hong Kong last month, sparking global concerns about a fast-spreading new variant of the virus and reducing the chances that the recent increase in travel will continue.

More than 1,900 companies have committed to participate Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas in January, nearly half of pre-pandemic levels.

major companies such as Sony and industry executives General Motors’ CEO, Mary Barra plan to visit Las Vegas, although some include NVIDIA Mass virtual presence has been planned for some time.

“We’re not unrealistic: This year the show is going to be smaller,” said Gene Foster, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Consumer Technology Association, the group that organizes the CES show. “It allows us to widen the aisles and accommodate social distancing.”

She added that interest in personal appearances is still “full steam ahead”.

All attendees must show proof of completion COVID-19 Vaccinations for the show, which is open January 5-8.

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