What is CES 2017? – Where Innovators Gather

CES 2017 – Where Innovators Gather

For a long time (50 Years), CES 2017 has been the platform for new development and innovation that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas consistently, it is the world’s social affair put for all who flourish with the matter of buyer advances and where cutting edge developments are acquainted with the commercial center.

The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 3,800 displaying organizations, including producers, designers and providers of customer innovation equipment, content, innovation conveyance frameworks and that’s just the beginning; a meeting program with more than 300 gathering sessions and more than 165K participants from 150 nations.

Also, on the grounds that it is possessed and delivered by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ — previously the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® — the innovation exchange affiliation speaking to the $287 billion U.S. customer innovation industry, it draws on the planet’s business pioneers and spearheading scholars to a discussion where the business’ most pertinent issues are tended to.


CES 2017 Exhibit Hours

  • Thursday, Jan. 5: 10 AM-6 PM
  • Friday, Jan. 6: 9 AM-6 PM
  • Saturday, Jan. 7: 9 AM-6 PM
  • Sunday, Jan. 8: 9 AM-4 PM

Product Categories

CES features products — and the companies that create them — from consumer technology markets, including:

  • 3D Printing
  • Accessories
  • Augmented Reality
  • Audio
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Computer Hardware/Software/Services
  • Content Creation & Distribution
  • Digital/Online Media
  • Digital Imaging/Photography
  • Drones
  • Electronic Gaming
  • Fitness and Sports
  • Health and Biotech
  • Internet Services
  • Personal Privacy & Cyber Security
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Smart Home
  • Startups
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Video
  • Wearables
  • Wireless Devices & Services


World-Changing Innovations Announced at CES

The first CES took place in New York City in June 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed our lives.


  • Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
  • Laserdisc Player, 1974
  • Camcorder and Compact Disc Player, 1981
  • Digital Audio Technology, 1990
  • Compact Disc – Interactive, 1991
  • Digital Satellite System (DSS), 1994
  • Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
  • High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998
  • Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
  • Satellite Radio, 2000
  • Microsoft Xbox and Plasma TV, 2001
  • Home Media Server, 2002
  • Blu-Ray DVD and HDTV PVR, 2003
  • HD Radio, 2004
  • IP TV, 2005
  • Convergence of content and technology, 2007
  • OLED TV, 2008
  • 3D HDTV, 2009
  • Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
  • Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford’s Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011
  • Ultrabooks, 3D OLED, Android 4.0 Tablets, 2012
  • Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013
  • 3D Printers, Sensor Technology, Curved UHD, Wearable Technologies, 2014
  • 4K UHD, Virtual Reality, Unmanned Systems, 2015

Future Show Dates

Show surveys over the years have shown that the majority of people prefer a weekday pattern for the International CES. We do our best to schedule accordingly, but in some future years, the show pattern shifts to include the weekend to fit within the Las Vegas event schedule. Future dates include

  • Jan. 9-12, 2018 (Tuesday-Friday)
  • Jan. 8-11, 2019 (Tuesday-Friday)
  • Jan. 7-10, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)

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