Just two weeks before the start of the most important international consumer electronics fair in the world, CES 2022, electronics and communications giants such as Twitter, Meta (Facebook parent) and Amazon They have declined their in-person invitation due to the growing number of infections due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant.
As reported by these companies, they will not be present at this world fair, other than in the 2022 edition, which will take place in Las Vegas (United States) from January 5 to 8 and It is planned to be held in person (In 2021 it was broadcast in its entirety in ‘streaming’).
All of them have indicated that their absence is due to the increase in the number of infections due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Twitter, for example, has said that it has canceled its presence at CES “due to the increase in Covid cases across the country in the past week“, in a statement sent to Europa Press.
However, from the social network they have pointed out that they will continue “actively monitoring the situation during the new year “and working to find other solutions to connect with their partners and customers.
For its part, Meta (Facebook’s parent company) has assured Bloomberg in statements that it is looking for a way to participate in this meeting via ‘online’, since it will not be there in person.
“Because we want to ensure the care of our employees, We will not attend CES due to the evolution of concern in the field of public health related to Covid-19, “he added.
From Amazon they point out that the situation “is changing and intermittent around the Ómicron variant”, which is why they have also discarded their invitation to this convention in the face-to-face format.
For its part, the telephone operator T-Mobile, sponsored by the event, has issued a statement in which it determines that will “significantly” limit your participation in CES 2022.
“While we are confident that the CES organizers are taking comprehensive measures to protect attendees personally and also we have preventive practices, we are prioritizing the safety of our team and other assistants with this decision, “said this mobile operator in writing.