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Web Summit to provide digital platform for CES 2022; show to require vaccination proof for in-person attendees

by Paul Colston

CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, which was forced to go digital in 2021 due to Covid-19, is returning to Las Vegas for an in-person and digital event from 5-8 January, 2022 and will require in-person attendees to show proof of vaccination. Organisers, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® have also announced they have selected Web Summit as the digital platform provider for CES® 2022. CTA also says it expects 1,300 major brands and start-ups to come to Las Vegas for the event.

Web Summit’s event operating system, Summit Engine, is a cloud-based platform, built to support events with both in-person and digital audiences.

“For CES 2022, we sought a platform that would benefit both in-person and digital attendees,” said Jean Foster, senior vice-president of marketing and communications, CTA. “Working with an innovative and unique company like Web Summit allows CES to, once again, reimagine how we convene and collaborate as an industry.”

Exhibitors and attendees from across the globe will connect and experience the latest product launches and thought-provoking content. Those participating in person can use Summit Engine to plan their CES schedule and connect with other participants. Digital audiences will have the opportunity to join the show by accessing live keynotes, viewing select conference sessions and connecting with exhibitors and other attendees.

“We’re delighted to be chosen by CTA as their digital platform provider for CES 2022, and we understand what large-scale, complex events like these demand,” said Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder and CEO at Web Summit. “We’ve been quietly building our software, Summit Engine, for nearly a decade to augment our physical events so moving them fully online during the pandemic was easy for us.”

Exhibitors with a physical presence in Las Vegas can expand their reach to CES digital participants with the platform to showcase their products.

For all attendees, networking and on-demand content will be available through the end of January. Registration to attend CES 2022 digitally will open in December.

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