The ESC wants to keep going in spite of omicron

Nearby January 5, the most important consumer electronics fair, the CES, has planned to occupy the congress and hotels halls of the city of Las Vegas. It will

The ESC wants to keep going in spite of omicron

Nearby January 5, the most important consumer electronics fair, the CES, has planned to occupy the congress and hotels halls of the city of Las Vegas. It will do so with many precautions and social distancing measures, but without arming, at least at least, before the omicron variant.

The CTA, the Association that organizes the appointment every year, confirmed it yesterday, after recognizing that some large companies will cancel their assistance for the difficulties when traveling and the increase in infections of the last days. "The only way that the ESC is not celebrated is that it is expressly prohibited from the government," said Gary Shapiro, president of the CTA.

But the list of assistants reduces every day. Twitter, Nvidia, Meta, Amazon, AT & T or T-Mobile are some of the companies that have already confirmed that they will not go to the appointment, or to substantially reduce the number of employees who will travel to Congress.

Lenovo will either go away and although Samsung, one of the main partners of the fair and that this year will give one of the inauguration speeches, has not canceled plans, it is also considering making changes if the situation worsens here at the end of the year.

There are also exceptional cases, such as that of Israeli companies. Many want to be present but may have problems attending for the new travel restrictions imposed by their country before the new wave of contagion.

And they are not only companies. Some great technological media, such as the publications The Verge or Gizmodo, have also decided not to come to consider that the risk of contagion of its workers is too high.

It is a jug of cold water for the CTA, which after having to settle for a virtual edition in 2021, expected the ESC 2022 to serve as a symbol of recovery. The fair attracted about 180,000 visitors every year and more than 4,500 companies from all over the world and although this edition, even without omicron, was going to be less crowded, the hope was that it served as a catalyst for the rest of the technological events of the year .

The organization has taken exceptional security measures for the event. All attendees, for example, will have to be vaccinated with the full guideline to access. The masks will be mandatory within the fairground and during the different meetings, and all attendees are

They will provide two antigen tests to be tested before going to the fairground and before flying back home. You will also pay PCR tests to attendees who need it to be able to return to their countries.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 16:11

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