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Where Innovators Gather

For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

 

The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 3,800 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 conference sessions and more than 160K attendees from 150 countries.

And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ — formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® — the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.

Find out more about the thought leaders who come to CES by checking out the 2016 CES Attendee Audit Summary (PDF).

Official Show Locations

 

CES Tech East: Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Westgate Las Vegas (Westgate), Renaissance Las Vegas (Renaissance)

CES Tech West: Sands Expo/The Venetian (Sands/Venetian), The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn (Wynn/Encore)

CES Tech South: ARIA, Cosmopolitan and Vdara

See the locations map. >

Contact Us
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
866-233-7968 (U.S.)
+1 703-907-7605 (Outside U.S.)
CESinfo@cta.tech

CES 2017 Exhibit Hours

  • Thursday, January 5: 10 AM-6 PM

  • Friday, January 6: 9 AM-6 PM

  • Saturday, January 7: 9 AM-6 PM

  • Sunday, January 8: 9 AM-4 PM

Product Categories

CES features products — and the companies that create them — from consumer technology markets, including:

  • 3D Printing
  • Accessories
  • Audio
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Computer Hardware/Software/Services
  • Content Creation & Distribution
  • Digital Imaging/Photography
  • Electronic Gaming
  • Fitness and Sports
  • Health and Biotech
  • Internet Services
  • Online Media
  • Robotics
  • Sensors 
  • Smart Home
  • Startups
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Video
  • Wearables
  • Wireless Devices & Services

World-Changing Innovations Announced at CES

The first CES took place in New York City in June 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed our lives.

  • Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970

  • Laserdisc Player, 1974

  • Camcorder and Compact Disc Player, 1981

  • Digital Audio Technology, 1990

  • Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991

  • Digital Satellite System (DSS), 1994

  • Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996

  • High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998

  • Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999

  • Satellite Radio, 2000

  • Microsoft Xbox and Plasma TV, 2001

  • Home Media Server, 2002

  • Blu-Ray DVD and HDTV PVR, 2003

  • HD Radio, 2004

  • IP TV, 2005

  • Convergence of content and technology, 2007

  • OLED TV, 2008

  • 3D HDTV, 2009

  • Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010

  • Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford’s Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011

  • Ultrabooks, 3D OLED, Android 4.0 Tablets, 2012

  • Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013

  • 3D Printers, Sensor Technology, Curved UHD, Wearable Technologies, 2014

  • 4K UHD, Virtual Reality, Unmanned Systems, 2015

Future Show Dates

Show surveys over the years have shown that the majority of people prefer a weekday pattern for the International CES. We do our best to schedule accordingly, but in some future years, the show pattern shifts to include the weekend to fit within the Las Vegas event schedule. Future dates include

  • January 9-12, 2018 (Tuesday-Friday)

  • January 8-11, 2019 (Tuesday-Friday)

  • January 7-10, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)