(Pocket-lint) - The biggest tech event in the calendar, CES - the Consumer Electronics Show - rolls around each and every January, bringing heaps of new announcements and product launches.
While the 2021 event was rather different - like many shows and launches since early 2020 - the organiser of the show, the US Consumer Electronics Association (CTA), has announced a full return to Las Vegas for CES 2022, though there will be an online element as well.
The CTA says that it will be reviewing guidelines for safety measures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to state and local guidelines ahead of the CES 2022 event.
When is CES 2022?
CES 2022 will start on Wednesday 5 January through to Saturday 8 January, 2022. Expect most of the announcements to take place on Monday and Tuesday 3-4 January as they're the press, analyst and media days.
However, as we've seen before, some manufacturers will be holding their own events and these will fall outside of the official CES events.
The CTA says that over 1,000 companies have committed to showcasing technologies in Las Vegas and companies are continuing to sign up.
Attendees can expect to see global brands including Amazon, AMD, AT&T, Daimler AG, Dell, Google, Hyundai, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics and Sony.
"We're thrilled to return to Las Vegas - home to CES for more than 40 years - and look forward to seeing many new and returning faces," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CTA. "Hundreds of executives have told us how much they need CES to meet new and existing customers, find partners, reach media and discover innovation."
Eureka Park will return with startups representing countries around the world, including large delegations from France, Italy, the Netherlands and South Korea.
The CES anchor desk, which debuted at the virtual CES 2021, will be in Las Vegas to connect digital audiences with exhibitors, conference sessions, keynotes and product announcements from the live event.
We'll be updating this feature up to and throughout the 2022 show, so you can see all the announcements that actually matter.
Who attends CES?
CES is an industry event so, unlike IFA in Berlin, the public can't attend. But anyone connected to the consumer electronics industry can apply for a pass. In 2019 over 182,000 people attended, which is the show's capacity. That included 69,000 exhibitors (across more than 4,000 represented companies) and almost 7,000 members of the media.
What to expect from CES 2022
There will be a full run of press conferences, both in person and virtual and we're expecting a full line-up of new product launches to go along with those. Traditionally, CES sees the launch of new televisions, with flagship models revealed, alongside new technology that's going to drive the industry through the year.
Hyundai at CES 2022
- 4 Jan, 3pm PST
Hyundai is hosting a press conference at CES 2022. In recent years, there's been a marked growth in automotive brands at the show. It's not clear what Hyundai will be talking about, but hopefully we'll hear more about future plans for the Ioniq EV brand.
LG at CES 2022
- 4 Jan, 8am PST
LG will be holding a press conference and as is typical, will be one of the first on the agenda. There will also be a physical and virtual exhibition. We're expecting updates across LG's range of consumer devices and white goods. The introduction of a new flagship OLED TV will likely be the headline.
Panasonic at CES 2022
- 4 Jan, 10am PST
Panasonic is hosting a press conference at CES and we're likely to see teh focus again be on television.
Qualcomm at CES 2022
- 4 Jan, 11am PST
With Qualcomm having hardware in many technology devices, CES is often a core destination for all things connected. Although Qualcomm announces its big moves at Snapdragon Summit, we're sure there will be plenty more to get excited about in Vegas.
Samsung at CES 2022
Samsung usually has one of the biggest press conferences at CES, with a huge range of introductions. Rumours say that Samsung will be introducing QD-OLED - Quantum Dot OLED - a panel technology designed to help Samsung compete with high-end OLED sets, the type we see from LG.
Sony at CES 2022
- 4 Jan, 5pm PST
Sony usually rounds out the first media day at CES and we're expecting again to see advances in television.