CES in Las Vegas is one of the most influential trade shows in the electronic world. At the CES Convention Las Vegas visitors and residents scour the floors for the latest and greatest offering a huge variety of the newest technological products. At each CES, trade show participants from the biggest names in the industry often announce or debut their newest product lines. This brings about major exposure to new products all around the world. Tech-junkies from near and far all head to Las Vegas each January for a week of the biggest headliners in the tech world. Las Vegas hotels and casinos fill up fast as thousands clamor to get to the trade show.
At the CES Convention Las Vegas trade show organizers have created a large number of categories in which to organize all the newest products. Since the trade shows debut year (1967), it has officially grown more than ten times in size, attracting industry leaders and many famous faces. Since the first Consumer Electronics Show in the 1960s, the, divisions have been expanded as the number of electronics have grown. A select number of categories include:
- 5G Technology
- Automotive Electronics
- Communications Infrastructure
- Computer Hardware/Software/Services
- Content Creation & Distribution
- Digital Imaging/Photography
- Electronic Gaming
- Fitness and Sports
- Health and Biotech
- Internet Services
- Online Media
- Smart Home
- Wireless Devices & Services
There are several additional categories that are anticipated to grow over the years as technology advances in the future. Registrants at the CES represent more than 150 countries and include retailers, manufacturers, cable and satellite providers, content creators and providers and engineers. There are also a large number of financial analysts, government leaders, and world-wide media. The official trade show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in early January and is one of the largest and ever-growing Las Vegas attractions to date.
The CES will also have exhibits at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the Venetian & Palazzo, and the Wynn & Encore, as it has in prior years for a total of 1.7 million square feet of exhibition space. The Aria will also be host to a brand new CES attraction titled C Space. The 2018 CES is one of the most highly anticipated trade shows in the world. One of the biggest announcements CES Convention Las Vegas organizers made was the dedicated effort of the trade show to "go green" by reducing its carbon footprint, increasingly efforts to recycle, reducing the consumption of energy, offsetting emissions and improving efficiency.