A question that has been floating in the world of technology for a long time will finally be answered, as this influential fair returns to Las Vegas after a hiatus caused by the pandemic of the COVID-19.
“We know this year will be a smaller show, for obvious reasons,” said Jean Foster, senior vice president of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), responsible for organizing the event.
Large technology companies have given up their plans to attend the fair in person.
The latest sign of the reduction in the fair was Friday’s announcement that the THOSE it will last one day less than originally planned.
The immense showrooms will open on Wednesday, although the spread of the variant omicron of coronavirus Concerns about the safety of indoor events and international travel have increased.
At the end of December, the CTA estimated between 50,000 and 75,000 attendees for this week’s conference, down from the more than 170,000 who attended the last face-to-face meeting two years ago.
Until last week, some of the most staunch fans of the THOSE they wondered if they should go or stay home.
“One THOSE online is not a THOSE really, ”stated Prince Constantine of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in an interview in December.
“You have to see the products and meet the people.” But a week later, the royal, who often serves as a special envoy for Dutch tech companies, chose to stay home. Your country will send a reduced team to THOSE 2022, just like many big tech companies, if they send anyone.