Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES has featured every aspect of the tech sector since 1967. But for the first time ever, the largest trade show in North America had a theme focused on how technology can advance human security.
To accomplish this goal, CES partnered with the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science on the Human Security for All global campaign to foster food security, access to health care, personal income, environmental protection, personal safety, community security, and political freedom.
The products unveiled at CES 2023 tackle global issues such as access to clean water, food security, smart cities infrastructure, sustainable energy solutions, personal security, and more. CES also featured the latest in accessibility tech, with innovation helping those in the disability community.
“CES 2023 was the great reconnection and rocked by every measure – from attendance to the keynote stage to press conferences and product debuts on the exhibit floor – showing the entire world that in-person events are back!” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “The innovation unveiled this week will drive economic growth and change in meaningful ways to improve our lives and create a better future for the next generation.”
CES drew over 115,000 industry professionals, with 3200 exhibitors, including 1000 startups showcasing the next era of innovation from transportation and mobility to digital health, sustainability, Web3, metaverse, and beyond.
CES 2023 by the Numbers
Top Trends at CES 2023
With over 3200 companies, including Abbott, Amazon, Bosch, BMW, Canon, Delta, Google, Hisense, John Deere, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Stellantis launching products, key trends on the CES show floor included:
Automotive and Mobility – With some 300 vehicle tech exhibitors, CES 2023 was one of the largest auto shows in the world. Keynotes from BMW, John Deere, and Stellantis and product launches from global companies focused on self-driving tech, electric vehicles, and personal mobility devices for land, air, and sea.
Digital Health – CES 2023 brought more digital health innovations and brands to the global stage, showing how rapidly the market is growing. Innovations included digital therapeutics, mental wellness, women’s health tech, and telemedicine.
Sustainability – Global brands like John Deere, LG, Samsung, and Siemens showcased how innovation can conserve energy and increase power generation, create sustainable agricultural systems, power smart cities, and support access to clean water.
Web3 and Metaverse – For the first time, CES 2023 had a dedicated Metaverse area on the show floor, highlighting groundbreaking sensory technology building immersive, interactive digital worlds. A Web3 Studio, produced by CoinDesk, was the focal point of the Web3, Metaverse and Blockchain area at CES.
Startups – Eureka Park at CES featured 1000 startups from countries, regions and territories, including Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Taiwan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Netherlands, US, and Ukraine. Technology included renewable paper solutions to reduce CO2 emissions; AI technology used to reduce food waste; solar technology to capture both electrical and thermal energy; personal safety apps and more. CES returns to Las Vegas on January 9, 2024.