The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada is the largest and most prominent technology show on the planet. CES has always been a huge draw for those in the tech world looking for a meeting ground and melting pot for like-minded innovators. Companies both big and small have been attending the show since its inaugural event in 1967 in New York City.
NewsWatch, the reputable consumer news and technology review television show that airs on the AMC Network and YouTube, has attended and covered CES for over 30 years. From covering the release of the original Xbox to Blu-ray Discs to the Palm-pre, NewsWatch has seen it all.
“The Consumer Electronics Show is the most exciting technology event of the year,” says Andrew Tropeano, host of NewsWatch. “Our team gears up for the event months in advance, keeping our ears to the ground to find out what will be unveiled, who will be attending, and what smaller organizations will be the ballerina of the ball.”
This year’s event is the first major technology event since the pandemic. In 2021, the event went all digital. And though they did the best they could considering the circumstances, it was clear a lot of the magic of CES was missing.
“CES 2021 was fun, but it lacked the CES experience. Meeting folks in the hall, stumbling upon random exhibitors and panels, running to see the newest AI experience that everyone is talking about, we missed that vibe in 2021,” says Andrew.
2022 was a return to an in-person format, but it was cut short by a day due to, you guessed it, the lingering pandemic. In January 2022, we were still in battle mode and plenty of exhibitors chose to pull out of the event, leaving it somewhat lackluster. There were only about 44,000 attendees.
“NewsWatch attended CES 2022, but it felt like an entirely different event. While we enjoyed it and covered a ton of cool breaking tech, the empty halls and booths were unavoidable,” says Andrew from NewsWatch.
But what of 2023? Well, this year is looking up! CES 2023 is expected to have over 100,000 attendees on their floors throughout their many venues in Las Vegas, which is a return to pre-pandemic numbers. We haven’t seen anything in that range since the last pre-COVID event in January of 2020. (The “before times” as we’ve been calling it.)
In that last successful event, they saw 171,000 attendees. We could see something close to that this year. And with all the majors showing up like Amazon, Sony and LG, and more than 200 conferences presented by more than 750 companies, it’s going to be one heck of an event. NewsWatch of course will be on deck in Las Vegas reporting on all the best the consumer trade show has to offer.
“Our team and thousands of NewsWatch followers cannot wait for January to hit so we can get back to the insanity of a normal CES. We will be on the ground, running around, talking to as many trendsetters and attendees as possible. It’s going to be an incredible year,” says Andrew.
CES 2023 runs from January 5-8 in Las Vegas.