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CES 2020 bringing 175K people, $300M to Las Vegas

Biggest consumer electronics show in the world
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 08:37:07-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — CES is headed back to Las Vegas next week and it's being held at 11 locations on or near the Las Vegas Strip.

The fun kicks off with CES Unveiled on Jan. 5 at Mandalay Bay and the consumer electronics show is happening Jan. 7-10, which the most companies exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center

The 11 locations are the Las Vegas Convention Center,World Trade Center, the Sands Expo, the Venetian, Aria, Park MGM, Vdara, the Palazzo Suites, Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn, the Westgate Las Vegas, and the Renaissance Las Vegas.

More than 175,000 people are expected to attend the giant consumer electronics show from at least 160 countries. The 2020 trade show will have a total economic impact of about $291.4 million in Las Vegas.

It is not open to the public.

Fortune 500 executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials, installers, advertising and marketing executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials, installers, advertising and marketing executives, financial analysts and the media from every corner of the globe.

More than 4,500 companies. However, some of the big ones will be Apple (making its unofficial return), Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Impossible Foods, Delta, John Deere, AMD, Proctor & Gamble, WWE, Delta Air Lines, Nikon, IBM, Panasonic, Intel, Sharp, Bosch, DuPont, Humana, and Weber.

First daughter Ivanka Trump will address attendees on Tuesday on the topic of “future of tech”
U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette
Emmy-winning journalist Katie Couric
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao
Host of “American’s Got Talent” and TV star Terry Crews
“Shark Tank” judge and entrepreneur Mark Cuban
Broadcaster Larry King
Singer Mandy Moore
"Songland" mentor Ester Dean
Chief Technology Officer for The White House Michael Kratsios
“Today” co-host Natalie Morales
Dr. Oz, TV personality and doctor
Linda Yaccarino, chairman at NBCUniversal

You will probably won't to avoid being near the convention center unless you work in the area. Here's a map if you don't know where it is.

You can also expect much heavier traffic than usual on the Las Vegas Strip. There will be dozens of shuttles providing transportation to convention attendees between various locations. And, of course, there will be more people in local hotel-casinos and restaurants both inside hotels and nearby the convention sites.

Smart home and health products, including an Alexa-enabled shower head; frying pans that help you cook; a pantry that automates shopping lists; a garbage can that ties its own bags; smart washing machines; smart lights, smart refrigerators, smart thermostats and smart locks; smart gardening tools; a robotic mop; and a toothbrush that connects to the internet.

Smart cars with Alexa and Google Assistant, self-driving cars, hydrofoil e-bikes, a three-wheeler from Wello, and a self-balancing, self-driving two-wheeler from Segway

Giant TVs, including 4K HDR and 8K and a flexible OLED model from LG that rolls down from the ceiling

Health & wellness tech, including a pee-on-a-stick smart urine analyses; EnvisionBody ,which shows people what they would look like if they did more exercise; sleep tech and smart beds; and smart sex toys.

5G — Tech makers are expected to demonstrate that %G will be an actual thing this year. Dell has a 5G-ready laptop and MediaTek will roll out a 5G chipset for phones.

Gaming and virtual reality — No big VR announcements, but both VR and haptic gaming accessories will make a strong showing at CES. Cybershoes and BHaptic will give attendees the change to experience “walking and running” in VR and the full-body haptic suit has more than 70 feedback points. Or, you can try a shirt from CuteCircuit that has 30 mice-actuators woven in the fabric.

Drones — DJI will be showcasing its new Mavic Mini, plus the Osmo Action, Osmo Mobile 3, Ronin-SC as well as the Phantom 4 Pro V2. New this year is a drone that can fly for 2 hours, using the world’s first commercial hydrogen fuel cell power pack. DroneDek will unveil a drone mailbox.

Foldable tech and Dual-screen PCs — Foldable phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Lenovo, Microsoft and Dell have confirmed they are working on foldable and dual-screen devices, which merge laptops, phones and tablets into a single device.

Wearable tech, including a galore of wireless earbuds and headphones; a variety of fitness trackers; face masks that filter pollution; Norm glasses, which can make calls, show directions, shoot and play videos and more; and shoes from Wahu that change the shape of their soles to suit the local environment.

Robots and robotics, including Neon from Star Labs (described as an “artificial human” but little else confirmed)
Picnic, a machine that prepare up to 300 pizzas an hour
Beerbots (PicoBrew and BEERMKR) and Drinkbots (Drinkworks or Bartesian)
MarsCat, a feline twist on Sony’s robo-dog AiboTombot, a robotic lab puppy (designed to provide comfort to residents in nursing homes)
Pibo, a humanoid robot with a camera in its mouth that’s aimed at teenage girls
Bocco, robot that will transmit voice messages between parents and children
Proctor & Gamble’s Rollbot, which will bring you more toilet paper when you run out