It’s here, the annual technology fest everyone waits for here in Las Vegas. CES 2018 officially begins today! There has been press events and more since Sunday but January 9th is the official start date. This show is big, really big. So big it can’t be covered by any one person. I know because I’ve tried on more than one occasion. But we do our best to bring you what we find interesting as well as an overview of the tech landscape at CES.
During the week we will be taking a closer look at the latest advancements in Smart Cities, AI and Machine learning in robotics and other tech, health tech, the latest advancements in vehicle tech and a lot more.
Here’s a short video introduction from Jeff Joseph from CTA to help give us the lay of the land.
Of course, we can expect to see the latest from the big brands as well as not so big brands. Equally exciting is what we’ll see from more than 900 startups in Eureka Park. CES 2018 is where more than 20,000 new consumer technology products will be introduced.
One of the major challenges of hosting such a huge event and accommodating the ever-growing list of exhibitors and visitors is floor space and modernization of the facilities. CES has considered moving the event to larger venues in New York or San Francisco. In response to this challenge, the Las Vegas Convention Center has announced the Las Vegas Convention Center District Project.
This is a major expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center which intends to accommodate current event needs and capture future trade show opportunities. The local news outlets stated that this expansion will include the property that was previously occupied by the Riviera Hotel And Casino. This is just north and across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will add a landscaped public space and an outdoor exhibit area. This expansion will add considerable space for CES and other large events. An additional benefit is that it will allow access from the Las Vegas Strip.