GfK Exits In-Person CES

CES show floor in Las Vegas, 2019
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Citing growing concerns about employee safety amid a flood of new cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19, consumer goods analytics giant GfK is the latest to cancel its in-person presence at CES 2022 Research Summit in Las Vegas next week.

Instead it will push its presentation, “The New Faces of Techno-Mobility,” beyond CES (January 5-8) to what it calls an "interactive learning session" January 27.

Also: Google Cancels In-Person CES

GfK was focusing on automotive tech, including smart technologies like in-car voice assistants to autonomous driving, broadband technologies the FCC has been promoting by opening up spectrum for V2V communications. ■

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