The CES is an annual event taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Jan. 8, 2019, the meeting opened bringing together with people who thrive on the business of consumer technologies with a worldwide audience.
The programming runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT. CES events close on Friday, January 11, at 4 p.m.
Promoters explain 4,500 company exhibits, visitors come from over 155 countries, and they expect 6,500 media personnel in attendance as well. Over 180,000 people are expected to attend the events and exhibits.
There are 11 official venues:
- Tech East at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Westgate Las Vegas, and Renaissance Las Vegas
- Tech West at Sands Expo, The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas, and Encore at Wynn (Encore)
- Tech South at ARIA, Park MGM/Park Theater, and Vdara.
In this venue group visitors will find innovations in audio, drones, photography, “anything “i” coming to the market,” and much more. Many international exhibitors are set up in the centers.
This is the home of the startup community at CES as well as Eureka Park. Visitors will enjoy the “innovative power behind the industry’s emerging technology,” including wearables for fitness and health, smart home devices, and more.
“The CES epicenter for advertising, content, marketing, and entertainment communities” will host activities, meeting rooms, networking events, more exhibits, and hospitality suites.
CES Beginning and Growth
The CES launched its first event in New York City in 1967. Two-hundred-fifty exhibitors and 17,500 individuals attended. Since their beginning, the event has grown “by more than 10-fold. One of the great features of the more recent shows “encompasses both traditional and non-traditional tech industries.”
The show is managed by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™). the CTA also owns and produces the CES. All of the proceeds are reinvested with the intent of growing the industry.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
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