CES Concludes with Innovation to Better the World

Jan 28, 2022

CES¬ģ 2022¬†concluded earlier this month, following a week filled with thousands of product debuts unveiling innovation that will better the world and solve global challenges. More than 2300 exhibiting companies from around the world, including more than 800 startups, launched products featuring innovation across artificial intelligence, automotive technology, digital health, smart home and more. After nearly two years, CES returned ‚Äėhome‚Äô to Las Vegas welcoming¬†well over¬†45,000 attendees¬†in person, including 1800 global media,¬†across 11 indoor and outdoor venues. The show was truly a global event, with 30% of attendees traveling from outside the US ‚Äď representing 119 countries.¬†¬†

‚ÄúInnovation came to life this week at CES¬†2022 ‚Äď with technologies that will reshape industries and provide solutions to pressing worldwide issues from healthcare to agriculture, sustainability and beyond,‚ÄĚ said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, owner and producer of CES. ‚ÄúThe CES show floor buzzed with¬†the joy of human interaction and a five-sense innovation experience with products that will redefine our future and change our world for the better.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĮ¬†

‚ÄúCES 2022 furthered global business this week, as our industry gathered ‚Äď many for the first time in two years ‚Äď to collaborate, forge partnerships, make deals and advance the economy,‚ÄĚ said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES. ‚ÄúAfter two years of¬†not being able to connect in person,¬†we were thrilled to¬†welcome our industry back together again¬†face-to-face¬†to experience the latest innovation at CES 2022.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĮ¬†

CES 2022 featured transformative technologies that will spur business and shift markets, with major brands including¬†Bosch,¬†Canon,¬†Hisense,¬†HTC,¬†LG Electronics,¬†Nvidia,¬†Samsung Electronics,¬†Sony,¬†Panasonic¬†and¬†Qualcomm.¬†Key trends¬†included:‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

Automotive Technology‚ÄĮ¬†
Vehicle technology was front and center at the show, with more than 190 automotive companies exhibiting,¬†with companies including¬†BMW,¬†Hyundai,¬†Indy Autonomous Challenge,¬†Stellantis¬†and¬†VinFast,¬†Vietnam‚Äôs first automaker.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

Digital Health‚ÄĮ
The latest in telemedicine, connected health devices and improved health features on wearables were highlights, allowing consumers to take better control of their own health with exhibitors such as¬†Abbott,¬†Essence¬†and¬†Baracoda Daily Healthtech.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

Artificial Intelligence
Prevalent throughout the show was artificial intelligence, making products and technologies smarter, more efficient and customizable, advancing nearly every major industry from agriculture to healthcare, automotive, manufacturing and entertainment. Companies included¬†John Deere,¬†featuring the first fully autonomous tractor, and¬†Beyond Honeycomb, with an AI-enabled robot to¬†prep¬†and cook customizable meals.‚ÄĮ¬†

More than 800 startups from 19 countries were featured in Eureka Park, the startup hub for CES 2022, including the¬†SkyDrive¬†air¬†taxi;¬†ScenTronix¬†with its¬†EveryHuman¬†algorithmic perfumery‚ÄĮand¬†Orbisk,¬†an AI-powered fully automated food waste monitoring system.‚ÄĮThe Venetian Expo also featured a first-time European Pavilion highlighting the latest tech advancements from Europe.¬†¬†

The CES keynote stage featured leaders across global industries. Top executives delivered addresses including J.H. Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) division at Samsung Electronics; Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors and Robert B. Ford, president and CEO of Abbott, the first healthcare keynote in CES history. Emmy-award winning FOX Business anchor Liz Claman and owners of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Eren and Fatih Ozmen, spoke during the CES Leaders in Technology Dinner.  

With more than 45,000 attendees, CES 2022¬†was able to successfully gather¬†the industry together in person with¬†praise from the¬†US Travel¬†Association¬†on the show‚Äôs¬†protocols. Health¬†protocols¬†were put in place for in-person attendance, including proof of vaccination, required masking indoors,¬†testing¬†and social distancing measures.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

CES Exhibitor Quotes 

‚ÄúCES 2022 has been fantastic for¬†Withings,‚ÄĚ said Paul Buckley, director of sales and marketing, North America,¬†Withings.¬†‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had nothing but quality traffic all three days. The¬†amount¬†of deep conversations we‚Äôve had has been overwhelming and the response from the media has been spectacular. I‚Äôm glad we were¬†able to exhibit this year and applaud all attendees, exhibitors and CTA members for digging down deep and pulling together a successful show. I‚Äôm so happy¬†Withings¬†exhibited.‚Ä̬†

‚ÄúCES offers¬†ScenTronix¬†a platform to directly connect with end consumers, potential¬†business partners and investors,‚ÄĚ said¬†Frederik¬†Duerinck, founder and CEO of¬†ScenTronix, a startup within Eureka Park.¬†‚ÄúIt‚Äôs an enabler for our next step in rolling out the next phase of expansion into the US.‚Ä̬†¬†

‚ÄúCES provided an incredible platform to showcase¬†DailyPay‚Äôs¬†award-winning digital wallet solution which is playing an integral role in the trickle-up economy and introducing the next wave in FinTech- wealth creation,‚ÄĚ said¬†Jeanniey¬†Walden, Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer at¬†DailyPay. ‚ÄúThis technology enables positive movement for all areas of diversity, equity and inclusion and is a must-have for every business."¬†

‚ÄúDespite the reduced number of attendees given the current circumstances, the¬†Swisstech¬†delegation was extremely satisfied with the quality of attendees and media attention. CES again provided us with the ideal forum to showcase Swiss Innovation - from consumer¬†and health¬†tech to AI and blockchain,‚ÄĚ Caroline Blaser, Head Swiss Business Hub USA.¬†

Those in the industry unable to attend CES in person can access the show digitally through January 31. Web Summit was selected as the digital platform provider for CES 2022. The technology benefits both in-person and digital attendees. 

Exhibit sales for CES 2023 are already off to a strong start, with CES returning to Las Vegas January 5-8, 2023.  

Visit¬†¬†for highlights from the show including keynotes, sessions,¬†product announcements¬†and show floor coverage. Download CES¬†b-roll¬†and view the high-res image gallery¬†here.¬†¬†¬†‚ÄĮ¬†