What better way to start 2016. Its here again, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. It is CES 2016! The Consumer Electronic Show (CES), a brainchild of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), for almost 50 years running has become a center stage where ground breaking technologies are introduced to the marketplace. If you desire any event that will feature the best of consumer technologies, coupled with conferences, exhibitions, networking, product launch etc, then the one place to find all these is certainly at CES 2016, from Jan 6th – 9th, 2016 in Las Vegas NV. United States.
Among other things, CES has over the years served as a viable platform, where innovators and breakthrough technologies uses to pitch their tent. It is also a global stage where next-gen technologies and innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
This year’s event will feature some of the industry’s best brands who will be on display to impress and showcase their products and services. CES will also serve as a tool for the market leaders to take a foothold on the highly competitive consumer technology market. Startups will equally not be shy to impress, as they will be fully set to take the market leaders heads on at CES 2016.
At CES 2016, thousands of companies will demo new products/services, behind-the-scenes deals will be struck and countless networking will be establish. It is believed that no other event gives the kind of opportunity, exposure and reach as much as CES does.
Let me give you a heads up on what to expect as we gear toward this event;
January 6 – 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV
CES Tech East: Las Vega Convention and World Trade Centre (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
Wednesday, January 6 – 10am to 6pm
Thursday, January 7 – 9am to 6pm
Friday, January 8 – 9am to 6pm
Saturday, January 9 – 9am to 6pm
WHO WILL ATTEND CES 2016?
CES 2015 featured a record breaking of more than 170,000 attendees from across the globe. As expected, CES 2016, will have over 3,600 exhibiting companies spanning across developers, manufacturers, suppliers, content managers, hardware, technology delivery etc who will consummate at a single platform. The truth is, CES is a viable ground to predict the trends in consumer technology, and the big players will certainly not be scarce. Big players like Google, Apple, Samsung, General Motor, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, LG etc will be on ground to showcase their new products.
The event will attract the world’s business leaders across the globe. Several forums, where pioneering thinkers will discuss relevant technology issues will be held. There will be over 200 conference sessions while more than 150,000 attendees from 150 countries will be expected.
CES features products/services from all aspect of the technology industry. A wide range of products/services awaiting the exhibition includes: 3D printing, Accessories, Audio, Automotive Electronics, Computer Hardware/Software/Services, Content Creation & Distribution, Electronic Gaming, Fitness and Sports, Health & Biotech, Internet Services, Robotics, Sensors, Online Media, Smart Home, Wearables, Wireless Devices & Services etc.
From self-driving cars to better mobile integration, auto companies would want to display their collaborations with technology, i must confess, over the few years CES has really put an eye on car tech, expect big players such as Audi, Volkswagen and Benz to show off what has been on their sleeves, lets not forget we might find out more info as regards the Google & Ford autonomous car company.
Television sets has evolved over the years, from 3D sets to Smart sets, we should expect a new trend this time, Samsung has already announced that all its 2016 TV’s would be IoT (Internet of things) ready, now your TV set would have the unique ability to share data over a network with other objects. Panasonic won’t be left out in this display, having shown off an OLED set at IFA 2015 in Berlin a few months back, we should expect to see more from them.
Virtual Reality is gradually becoming a necessary accessory for entertainment, Samsung’s already teased an upcoming controller for Gear VR, HTC’s Vive should be expected too as well as that of other companies.
Smartphone companies will also bring their leading products, companies like Huawei would want to showcase their latest products such as the Huawei Mate 8, Samsung would want to give us a bit of its Galaxy s7 and S7 edge (Rumors of these devices are already spread), Sony could use CES to launch its Xperia Z5, Last year LG released the world’s first Snapdragon 810-powered handset, the LG G Flex 2. Lets hope more would be done this year. Asus ZenFone 2 debuted early 2015 was a success. Should we expect the ZenFone 3? We would find out soon enough.
Smartwatches at CES 2016 can’t be left out, though its hard top to tell if any company is launching one at the moment.
Hoverbomb Hoverboard would have taken much of attention also, too bad it has been banned.
If there is one thing you cannot take away from CES, then it is in the showoff by not only exhibitors but also by guests. The 2016 CES will not be left out of this tradition as it will feature Hollywood stars, professional athletes, TV/OAP, celebrities across the reach and bounds, with all having a single topic….Technology and how it revolves around consumers lives. I bet you won’t want to miss out on these.
If you are not convinced on why you should attend CES 2016 yet, here’s just three reasons to spark up your interest; One, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Two, it is where businesses get done and three, it is that event of the year where mind-blowing technologies and awe-inducing innovations will be on display.
That’s a brief of what we expect to see at CES 2016, though some speculations, more information regarding the event will be published here on Technicollit. What do you hope to see at CES 2016 this year? Let us know in the comments.