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US: CES 2021 cancels in-person show, moves event online

CES, the largest trade show in North America is the latest victim of COVID.

The Consumer Technology Association says it is moving much of CES online, and vows to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a physical show in January, 2022.

“We’ve been optimistic, but realistic,” says Gary Shapiro, CEO of the CTA. “We had no choice but to re-imagine CES.”

Shapiro isn’t alone. Most large-scale trade shows have been canceled this year, starting with the Mobile World Congress in February, and extending to Apple, Facebook and Google developer sessions.

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