The Consumer Technology Association announced that CES 2022 in Las Vegas, which concluded Jan. 7, tallied 40,000 in-person attendees.
The show also registered more than 2,300 exhibiting companies from around the world, including more than 800 startups, according to the CTA.
In January 2020, just before COVID-19 hit, the show drew more than 170,000 attendees and 4,400 exhibitors. The show went virtual in January 2021.
The 2022 show opened Jan. 5 with a smaller footprint and a shorter run, three days instead of the usual four, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, which the week before Christmas saw 42 exhibitors opt for a virtual rather than a physical presence, including such heavyweights as Amazon, AT&T, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Meta (Facebook) and T-Mobile.
Attendees included 1,800 global media, across 11 indoor and outdoor venues, with 30% of attendees traveling from outside the United States, representing 119 countries, according to the CTA.
“We hope to see you at CES 2023, Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas,” read an email from organizers.
Through Jan. 31, registered CES 2022 attendees can replay events from the show, access keynotes, select session recordings, exhibitor showcases and show floor content with Brian Tong through the digital venue. Starting Jan. 10, look out for newly added session recordings that were not previously available in the venue.