Attendees arrive on Jan. 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where preparation is underway for the CES 2019 technology show. Organizers of the exhibition said that some scheduled government speakers have canceled their travel plans because of the U.S. government shutdown. The massive electronics show opens to attendees on Jan. 8.
The premier conference of the consumer electronics industry, CES provides some of the world's largest firms with a chance to debut new products and showcase conceptual and experimental products on the bleeding edge. More than 50 years after its founding, the event formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show brings thousands of people to Las Vegas each year. Chinese and U.S. companies are increasingly competing in the realm of consumer electronics, but many European countries are becoming concerned about the privacy implications that new technologies present. As technology continues to advance and open up new possibilities, the implications for security, transport, privacy and banking are shaping and are being shaped by the world of geopolitics.