The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – owner and producer of CES® – today announced a new conference program and exhibit area focused on Resilience and resilient technologies for CES 2019. To compliment the successful launch of CES Smart Cities at CES 2018, the Resilience Conference will allow attendees to experience technologies that keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure, even in the face of adversity. CES 2019, the global stage for innovation, will run Jan. 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas.
“Our mission is to encourage and expose innovation which improves the human condition.   People expect and need basic services like power, water and broadband. Localism is becoming more important. Recent natural disasters and climate change make it clear that our future history must ensure innovation will focus on preparedness and recovery,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES Smart Cities already successfully showcases the technology, solutions and players that shape better urban design. Resilience will expand on these topics with a greater focus on how technology aids the localism and continuity of critical infrastructure and the ability to operationally bounce back or keep going during a crisis.”
The Resilience Conference will deliver world-class conference programming, insights and solutions from the world’s most influential leaders and government officials, law enforcement, investors, startups, city planners, major brands and corporate technology attendees. Themes include preparedness, responsiveness and recovery, with deep dives into communication and redundancies, energy, water crises, cybersecurity, health and disaster recovery.
“I originally proposed the concept of ‘resiliency’ to CES because it has become an important consideration to both the developing and developed world. We have seen the evidence of the need for resiliency from our work at Breakthrough Energy, where our mission and mandate is truly global,” said Carmichael Roberts, senior member of Breakthrough Energy (the climate-focused fund started by Bill Gates), managing partner of Material Impact and a board member of Zero Mass Water– a CES 2018 exhibitor that democratizes water by pulling it from thin air. “This need for more robust products to create an impervious infrastructure is becoming apparent in all geographies, so we want to see innovations that are truly resilient, which should dramatically protect and improve the lives of human beings.”
CES is the largest and most influential technology event on the planet, drawing in more than 60,000 international attendees from over 155 countries/regions/territories to discuss global issues. It’s the proving ground for transformative tech such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities, sports, robotics and more. Companies of all sizes come to launch products, build brands and partner to solve some of today’s most pressing societal challenges.
Register for CES 2019 to witness the future of smart cities and resilience become reality. Contact the CES Sales Team for more information on exhibiting opportunities.  

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