The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced date changes for the all-digital edition of CES 2021. The new dates will take place from Monday, January 11 through Thursday, January 14, 2021 as follows:
- January 11: Exclusive media-only access
- January 12: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming
- January 13: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming
- January 14: Conference programming
Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg will deliver the kick-off keynote address that will focus on 5G technology as the framework for the 21st century. “Verizon’s keynote for CES will demonstrate the vital role that mobility, broadband and cloud or the world’s 21st century infrastructure, has played in connecting the world this year and how the accelerated shift to 5G is transforming every industry,” said Vestberg in a statement. “This time in history is redefining the meaning of connectivity for consumers, industries and society as a whole — imagination is our only threshold.”
“CES 2021 will digitally convene innovators and business leaders from around the world showcasing tech changing lives for the better on a global scale,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Technology is not only connecting us to one another but is providing solutions to many day-to-day challenges created by the pandemic, and that innovation is helping us reimagine CES 2021. We welcome Hans Vestberg back to a new keynote stage and look forward to learning how Verizon’s 5G platform will evolve a wide range of industries we all rely on every day.”
“Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it’s just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person,” said Shapiro. “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way. By shifting to an all-digital platform for 2021, we can deliver a unique experience that helps our exhibitors connect with existing and new audiences.”
CES 2021 will be a new immersive experience, where attendees will have a front row seat to discover and see the latest technology. This highly personalized experience will bring a global event to the comfort and safety of your home or office.
For over 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. CTA’s goal for CES 2021 is to provide an engaging platform for companies large and small to launch products, build brands and form partnerships, while prioritizing health and safety. Members of the tech community thrive by coming together, sharing ideas and introducing products that will shape our future.