CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
CES showcases more than 3,900 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 170K attendees from 150 countries.
And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ — the technology trade association representing the $292 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 CES 2018 Attendance Audit Summary (PDF).
Official Show Locations
With 11 official venues, CES spans more than 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space and features 24 product categories and more than 20 Marketplaces.
To help you navigate, venues are grouped into three geographical areas: Tech East, Tech West and Tech South.
Product Categories and Marketplaces
Advertising, Marketing, Content and Entertainment
AR/VR and Gaming
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Audio and Video
CES Sports Zone
Design & Source Showcase
Family and Kids Tech
Health and Wellness
Wireless Devices and 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 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
Jan. 7-10, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)
Jan. 6-9, 2021 (Wednesday-Saturday)
Jan. 5-8, 2022 (Wednesday-Saturday)
About the World Trade Center Las Vegas
The World Trade Center Las Vegas (WTCLV), one of the busiest facilities in the world, is a 3.2 million-square-foot convention center located within a short distance of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The WTCLV engages in trade activities, provides trade and exhibition services, and provides reciprocal services to other members of the World Trade Centers Association network.