Great reconnection: CES is back and thriving
Great reconnection

CES is back and thriving

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CES shattered expected attendance, drawing over 115,000 industry professionals—marking the largest audited global tech event since early 2020. With over 3200 exhibitors, including 1000 startups, CES 2023 showcased the next era of innovation from transportation and mobility to digital health, sustainability, Web3, metaverse and beyond. For the first time, the show had a theme focused on Human Security for All.

„CES 2023 was the great reconnection and rocked by every measure“
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA
CES partnered with the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science on the Human Security for All (HS4A) global campaign to foster food security, access to health care, personal income, environmental protection, personal safety, community security and political freedom. The products unveiled tackle global issues such as access to clean water, food security, smart cities infrastructure, sustainable energy solutions, personal security and more. "CES 2023 was the great reconnection and rocked by every measure—from attendance to the keynote stage to press conferences and product debuts on the exhibit —showing the entire world that in-person events are BACK!" said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The show in statistics: nearly 2.2 million net square feet of exhibits (70% larger than CES 2022), over 40,000 international attendees from more than 140 countries (pre-audit figures), 4800 global media from 69 countries (pre-audit figures) and 60% of Fortune 500 companies represented. With some 300 vehicle tech exhibitors, CES 2023 was one of the largest auto shows in the world. For the first time, CES 2023 had a dedicated Metaverse area on the show floor, highlighting groundbreaking sensory technology building immersive, interactive digital worlds. CES returns to Las Vegas January 9 to 12, 2024.