Intel becomes the latest company to back out of CES 2022

Intel, Lenovo, T-Mobile, Waymo and more have exited CES 2022

Intel becomes the latest company to back out of CES 2022

Tech giants are now avoiding CES 2022 like the plague

Intel has become the latest company to confirm that they will no longer be attending CES 2022, citing fears regarding the health and safety of their employees.

Intel has joined a growing list of companies that will be no longer be present at CES 2022, This list includes other leading technology companies like Waymo, Lenovo, T-Mobile, Meta (Facebook), Twitter, Amazon, and AT&T. All of these companies see COVID-19 as a major risk to their staff, especially when combined with the usual heath risks that are faced when interacting with such an insane volume of humans. There's a reason why terms like "Con Flu" and "Con Fever" exist amongst convention goers.

Below is a statement that has been supplied by Intel regarding their exit from CES 2022's physical event. 

   The health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is always a top priority, after consulting with health officials and in the spirit of Intel’s safety policy, our plans for CES will move to a digital-first, live experience, with minimal on-site staff.

We encourage you to join us as we deliver all our CES content and experiences virtually via the Intel Newsroom.

With COVID cases spiking across the US, it makes sense for companies to reconsider their attendance of the event. This is especially true for international visitors and exhibitors. 

Right now, CES 2022's physical conference is still set to run from January 5th to January 8th. That said, if more high profile cancellations like this occur, the Consumer Technology Association, the group behind CES, may need to cancel the event. 

You can join the discussion on Intel dropping out of CES 2022 on the OC3D Forums.

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23-12-2021, 23:49:02

Dawelio
I just don't understand why some still seem to persist with these kinds of events around the world, when there's still an ongoing pandemic.

Sure, being vaccinated is good and all, but not everyone is and it doesn't make you immune to either being infected again and/or to transmit the virus. Albeit to a much smaller degree than someone who isn't vaccinated, but still a risk.

We are still in an pandemic and new mutations are surfacing, which have a much higher spread than previous ones. Just do it digitally, stay home, be with your loved ones instead.Quote

24-12-2021, 00:42:08

Dicehunter
Personally don't see the point in any physically attended event until the plague is fully under control.Quote

24-12-2021, 00:58:19

looz
I don't see the point in physical events for PC components period Though I guess it's a different story for journalistsQuote

26-12-2021, 18:14:14

66racer
Just trying to put some perspective out there....

Remember this is an industry event, not a retail/consumer attended event. These events are for publicity as well as industry folks getting together to socialize and maintain relationships.

I was mixed on going this year because computers are the black sheep of CES. It SUCKS going up and down the strip to different resorts to get to your meeting on time but in these tough times, relationships with manufacturers helps with allocations at the distributor level. If I can't get parts I can't feed my family. So, I will be attending but it seems A LOT of companies will not be there.Quote
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