IBM, Panasonic, BMW and Mercedes-Benz withdraw from the CES 2022 exhibition

CES 2022 will be held on January 4 next year. In addition to online activities, there will also be physical exhibitions in Las Vegas. With the recent severe situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, more and more brands choose not to participate in physical exhibitions. T-Mobile, Meta, Lenovo, Amazon, AT&T, Google, General Motors, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, and MSI have made the same decision before.

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Even though there is only less than a week left before the opening of CES 2022, more and more brands have chosen to withdraw from the CES 2022 physical exhibition for similar reasons. According to The Verge report, recently IBM, Panasonic, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have also announced their withdrawal from the CES 2022 physical exhibition. The absence of these big brands will make the exhibition a lot of colors.

The head of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organizer of the CES exhibition, said that strong security measures will be taken at the CES 2022 physical exhibition, and the virtual exhibition will be provided to people who do not want to or cannot go to the scene. Its mission remains to convene the industry so that those who cannot participate in person can experience the magic of the CES exhibition. At present, the organizer has received cancellation notices from 42 exhibitors, accounting for 7% of the total. Thousands of small and medium-sized companies rely on CES to conduct business, and the number of official exhibitors has increased to more than 2,200.

At present, the CES organizers force on-site participants to complete vaccination and recommend COVID-19 testing. At the same time, a rapid test area will be provided on-site.