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CES 2021 Makes History-Largest Digital Tech Event

Feb 01, 2021

The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021 made history as the largest digital tech event. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, licensee for the World Trade Center Las Vegas, CES 2021 featured product debuts from startups to tech giants, keynotes from global industry leaders, live entertainment from Hollywood and more than 100 hours of conference programming.

Almost 2000 companies launched products and made announcements at CES 2021, including almost 700 startups from 37 countries.

Key Themes at CES 2021
The show featured groundbreaking innovation that will improve our world, from health to safety to sustainability and accessibility. For those who registered for the show, continue to explore sessions and exhibitors covering these themes on the digital venue, available to registered attendees through Feb. 15.

Tech Innovation Accelerated by COVID-19
  • Tech companies innovated during the pandemic, with companies at CES 2021 featuring smart masks, disinfecting robots, body sensors that detect COVID-19 symptoms and smart air filtration systems.
Consumer Privacy and Trust
  • The heads of privacy at Amazon, Google and Twitter discussed new privacy regulations and the need to increase consumer trust, stating that tech companies must give users more control over their data.
• Global Tech Challenge
  • The Global Tech Challenge, launched at CES 2020, in partnership with the World Bank and The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, rewards tech solutions in three areas: digital health in East Africa, resilience in India and gender equality around the world. The selected winners were announced at CES from more than 1000 applications, with three winners selected for gender equality, 10 for resilience and 17 for digital health.
• Space Tech
  • NASA was joined by leaders from Lockheed Martin and Space Tango to discuss technology’s role in accelerating space research and breakthroughs that will benefit all of humanity.

Global Reach of CES 2021
CES 2021 was truly a global event, with attendees joining from more than150 countries and with more than 1300 exhibitors joining from outside the United States, including more than 530 international startups. Country group organizers brought large delegations of exhibitors from worldwide areas, including Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Japan and South Korea. CES 2021 also featured startups from Nigeria and Russia for the first time.

CES 2022 will take place both in person in Las Vegas and digitally, Jan. 5-8, 2022.