CES 2022: Tech Companies That Have Ditched The Show So Far

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Rising Omicron cases have had exhibitors concerned at CES 2022 and tech companies are cancelling in-person presence at the consumer tech show set to start on January 5th to go all the way till the 8th.

Here are the tech companies that have cancelled so far and will probably have a digital presence:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Lenovo
  • T-Mobile
  • Meta
  • GM
  • Intel
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • iHeartRadio
  • Nvidia
  • Amazon
  • Ring

Consumer Tech Association, the organizers of the event said that in-person events will go on with increased heath protocols including free rapid tests, masks, required proof of vaccination.

So far, 42 exhibitors have cancelled.

We are also working with leading health experts in the state of Nevada who support the best practices we have put in place. Below is a statement from Tony Slonim, MD, DrPH, FACHE, President & CEO of Renown Health in Reno, NV.

— CES (@CES) December 24, 2021

CES expects 2200 companies to participate in next months event.

SONY, LG and Samsung will still proceed with in-person showings.

Omicron is a new COVID-19 variant that has pushed back efforts to go back to normal and its implications are still are unknown. So far, cases among vaccinated are mild when compared to the unvaccinated.

It has also forced tech companies to push back return to office dates.

Tech media companies covering CES 2022 have also cancelled sending reporters attending the event in-person including The Verge, CNET, Tom’s Guide, Engadget, TechRadar and TechCrunch.

It’ll be interesting to see what announcements get shared this week before the event starts next week.

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