CES gadget show turnout falls more than 75% thanks to COVID
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Attendance at this week’s CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, according to the event’s organizer.
The Consumer Technology Association said Friday that more than 40,000 people attended the multi-day event, compared to more than 170,000 for the last in-person CES two years ago.
The COVID-19 pandemic led the CTA to take 2021′s conference online, but the trade group decided eight months ago to bring the in-person convention back to Vegas.
That proved challenging amid a global spike in infections caused by the fast-moving omicron coronavirus variant.
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