Like every year, Consumer Electronics Show – CES prepared for their CES 2022 gadget show in Las Vegas by implementing COVID restrictions and guidelines.
The event organizer said that attendance at the CES technology fair in Las Vegas this week fell more than 75% compared to the previous edition two years ago, which was in person.
The Consumer Technology Association, in short form CTA, said that more than 40,000 people attended the multi-day event on The Strip in Las Vegas on the closing day of the program.
This number represents less than a quarter of the more than 170,000 that, according to the CTA, attended its 2020 convention.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CTA decided to keep the 2021 edition online. But, eight months back, the association agreed to once again have the 2022 CES gadget show fair in Las Vegas.
It turned out to be a challenge amid a worldwide increase in infections caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus, which emerged late last year.
The Committee asked conference attendees to wear masks in the showrooms that opened and to show proof of vaccination before arriving.
But given the increase in Covid-19 cases, including Omicron, several large technology companies decided not to participate a few weeks before the event.