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The Consumer Technology Association will require in-person attendees of CES 2022 to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, the organization announced today. The major electronics trade show. which was held online in January 2021, will be returning to Las Vegas Jan. 5-8, 2022. A digital event will run parallel with the in-person program, allowing people to attend virtually if they are unable to travel to Las Vegas.
"Based on today’s science, we understand vaccines offer us the best hope for stopping the spread of Covid-19,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CTA. “We all play a part in ending the pandemic through encouraging vaccinations and implementing the right safety protocols. We are taking on our responsibility by requiring proof of vaccination to attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas.”
The association is still working out the details with respect to alternative requirements, and is currently assessing proof of a positive antibody test that would reveal recovery from the virus. The CTA will be prioritizing safety, security and health, according to a statement, and will follow state and local guidelines, as well as recommendations from the CDC. "CTA will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation, and will announce additional or modified protocols closer to the show," the statement reads.
Organizers are anticipating more than 1,000 participating companies at the in-person Las Vegas event, both major brands and startups. New categories on the docket for 2022 include space tech, food tech and NFTs. General Motors chair and CEO Mary Barra and T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert are among the industry leaders scheduled to deliver keynotes.