Organizers of the CES global technology and gadget show will close the expo one day early after companies including General Motors, BMW, Daimler and Waymo dropped out of attending the Las Vegas event in person due to Omicron concerns.
CES will now end a day earlier than planned as "an additional safety measure," said the event organizer, the Consumer Technology Association.
The show begins on Jan. 5 with over 2,200 exhibitors. Many of presentations will take place online and the event will now end on Jan. 7.
BMW said it is moving all planned media activities to a fully digital program livestreamed from Germany, while Daimler said it has decided to cancel on-site participation of Mercedes-Benz after intensive consultations.