[CES 2022] Global innovative companies gather at Las Vegas one day before opening

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : January 5, 2022, 16:40 Updated : January 6, 2022, 07:57

[Courtesy of CES]

LAS VEGAS -- As the opening of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the world's largest annual electronics exhibition, is just one day away, the on-site atmosphere of the exhibition in Las Vegas is heating up. More domestic and foreign corporate officials are gathering at the exhibition venue.
According to industry officials on January 3, companies participating in Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2022), scheduled to open on January 5, are accelerating the final preparation of booths at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
While many different companies are busy preparing to showcase their innovative technologies to visitors, some companies are maintaining tight security by covering up their booths so that they are not visible from the outside.
"Each company is decorating their booth at a level similar to constructing a building," an unnamed domestic industry official said, adding that all officials are very busy making preparations.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the host of the exhibition, held pre-CES events such as "CES 2022 Tech Trends to Watch" and "CES Unveiled Las Vegas" to heighten the festive mood. Samsung Electronics also started its official event schedule by unveiling the Galaxy S21 FE G5 smartphone.
CTA Vice President Steve Koenig highlighted means of transportation, space technology, sustainable technology and digital health as major technology trends of 2022. Koenig expected the rapid increase in consumption of digital health-related devices as there are hundreds of millions of people suffering from chronic diseases that need regular management. 
CTA also suggested metaverse, extended reality (XR) technology and semiconductors as notable keywords. According to CTA, 84 percent of companies related to XR technologies predicted that the consumption rate of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) contents will increase over the next two years.
Chinese companies showed poor participation rates in this year's CES. According to the official website of CES 2022, 153 Chinese companies are participating in the event. Considering that more than 1,500 Chinese companies once appeared in the past, the scale has decreased significantly.
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