CES dates shifted to January 11 – 14, 2021
CES 2021, which was planned to take place January 6 to 9, 2021, has shifted its dates. The event is now to happen January 11 – 14, 2021 and, as previously announced, will be organized as an all-digital experience to connect exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world while prioritizing health and safety. According to a press release, the show will start January 11 with a number of exclusive media-only session, followed by a comprehensive program of new product launches, cutting-edge technology presentations as virtual conference activities and keynote speeches on three remaining days.
Separately, the owner and producer of CES, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), announced Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg will deliver the kick-off keynote address during CES 2021, discussing 5G as the framework of the 21st century, the essential tech of the present and accelerated tech of the future to move our global community forward, such as telemedicine, tele-education, and more.
”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 of 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.”
“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,” added Vestberg. “This time in history is redefining the meaning of connectivity for consumers, industries and society as a whole — imagination is our only threshold.”