LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CES® 2022 returns 'home' to Las Vegas today kicking off the world's most influential tech event with innovation that will improve world health and safety and change lives around the globe. With more than 2300 exhibiting companies, including 800 startups, CES 2022 features the latest transformative technologies, including vehicle technology, artificial intelligence, digital health and smart home tech, as well as new categories: NFTs, food tech and space tech. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES 2022 runs through Saturday, January 8, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"At CES 2022 this week, we will be immersed in the innovation that will reshape our societies and solve fundamental human challenges in the decades to come," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA during his morning State of the Industry Address. "With innovations in AI, digital health, transportation, drones, smart cities, digital assets, space tech and more – these technologies are making us better – improving what we as human beings are capable of doing."
"For more than half a century, the tech industry has relied on CES to meet new customers, find investors, reach members of the media, connect with industry leaders, and discover new innovations," said Karen Chupka, EVP of CES, during CTA's State of the Industry address. "This year's event will deliver all of these — offering thousands of people the opportunity to connect with everyone from big brands to new startups."
While the CES exhibit show floor opens today, the full week of innovation kicked off on Monday and Tuesday with Media Days press conferences, CTA's 2022 Tech Trends to Watch presentation, CES Unveiled Las Vegas and keynotes from Samsung and General Motors.
J.H. Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) division at Samsung Electronics delivered the first keynote of CES 2022, unveiling Samsung's "Together for Tomorrow" vision. Highlighting Samsung's plans to build a more sustainable, customized and connected future, Han spoke on the need for further communication, collaboration and sustainability for technology to move forward. Samsung showcased its push into fully recyclable packing material, solar and radio-powered devices and new energy conservation products as the first steps towards creating a sustainable future. Samsung also announced that many current and future eco-friendly innovations will be fully open and available to other industry leaders. Han summarized this latest push into collaborative sustainability saying, "Millions of everyday changes can make a meaningful impact on our planet."
Mary Barra, chair and chief executive officer of General Motors, delivered the opening CES keynote digitally Tuesday morning. Barra discussed an all-electric future, reshaping the automotive world. Barra revealed the much-anticipated Chevrolet Silverado EV, an electric version of its iconic pickup truck. The Silverado EV promises more headroom, an enhanced experience of spaciousness for both front and rear passengers, increased visibility and a fixed glass roof. Designed as an EV from the ground up, the Silverado EV will offer up 400 miles of range on a single charge and will feature GM's Ultium battery packs. GM's tech startup, BrightDrop, also provided updates on its EV600 electric commercial vehicle and the EP1 electric pallet.
2022 Tech Trends to Watch Presentation
CTA's Vice President of Market Research Steve Koenig presented the 2022 Tech Trends to Watch on Monday. Koenig noted that consumers are "leveling up" their tech, as U.S. household ownership of new technology like 4K Ultra TVs and smart appliances increased more than seven percent in the past year. The U.S. consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion in retail sales revenue for the first time ever in 2022. The projection represents a 2.8% revenue increase from 2021's impressive 9.6% growth over 2020. Strong demand for smartphones, automotive tech, health devices and streaming services will help propel much of the projected revenue. Koenig also noted that automotive technology sales are expected to rebound in 2022 as we begin to see early signs of recovery in chip supplies. Factory-installed automotive tech is projected to reach $16 billion in shipment revenues this year, an impressive 7% increase from 2021 ($14.9 billion).
Unveiled Las Vegas
Monday evening featured CES Unveiled, with more than 140 exhibiting companies and over 600 media. CES Unveiled provided a sneak preview of the innovation debuting this week at the show, including Baracoda Daily Healthtech's 'bcool' Bluetooth connected thermometer; Moen's Smart Faucet with motion control and voice control from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; MoonBikes Motors' electric snowbike and Naio Technologies' 'Oz' robot, a farming assistant that automates time-consuming tasks and provides data to growers. Check out all the highlights here.
Media Days featured 14 press conferences from top exhibitors who announced products and broke company news before the show floor opened, including:
Check out the Featured Speakers page to see some of the industry visionaries slated to speak at CES 2022.
The CES App has everything you need to plan for and navigate CES 2022. Download the CES 2022 App by searching "CES 2022" in your app store or visiting CES.tech/CESApp.
CES® is the most influential tech event in the world – the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. CES 2022 will take place in person in Las Vegas, and digitally, Jan. 5-7, 2022. Learn more at CES.tech and follow CES on social.
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