CES General info

What is the official name of the show?

The official name of the show is the 2012 International CES (CES).

Want to know more about the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow? Check out the About CES section of CESweb.org. Take a look at the About CEA section of CESweb.org to learn about the show’s owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

What does CEA represent?

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the owner and producer of the International CES. CEA is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org and Innovation-Movement.com.

What are the exhibit hours?

Tuesday, January 10: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 11: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, January 12: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, January 13: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

How do I find out who is exhibiting?

The International CES features consumer technology exhibitors in 15 product categories. Visit the online CES Exhibitor Directory for the most up-to-date exhibitor information. You can search the directory in a variety of ways, including company name, brand name and venue.

On-site, pick up a copy of the Official International CES Directory or the Show Guide and Conference Brochure with the exhibitor information.

Plus, use MyCES to securely and anonymously search for products and vendors, set up meetings and efficiently plan your time at the show.

My company is a CEA member, and we are sending attendees to CES. What benefits are we entitled to?

CEA members save $100 on attendee registration and receive special discounts on conference registration as well as:

Free access to the CEA Member Lounges, including:

  • Private meeting rooms
  • Refreshments
  • E-mail work stations and printers
  • HDTV entertainment
  • Access to CEA staff

Lounge Locations:

  • LVCC, North Hall Upper Level, Outside of Room N250
  • LVCC, South Hall Connector, Room S220
  • Venetian Tower Suite #30-140

Other Exclusive Resources:

  • Special recognition on badges
  • Up to 60 percent discount on Innovation Awards entry fees
  • Invitations to CEA Member Cocktail Party
  • 10 percent discount on Business Wire U.S. news distribution circuilts

What other cool stuff is happening at the International CES?

Get ready for concerts, competitions, celebrity appearances and other events that happen at CES — even before the show officially opens its doors.

Plus, use MyCES to search for products and vendors, set up meetings and efficiently plan your time at the show.

 

Hotel/Travel

Should I wait to book my hotel and airline reservations so that prices will come down?

Airfare: Book your airline now; fares may only continue to go up. And a Saturday night stay is not required for the best fares in Las Vegas. Get other tips on how to save money when booking your airline reservation to Las Vegas.

Hotel accommodations: International CES has blocked rooms at favorable rates for a limited time at a variety of hotels throughout Las Vegas. We at CES are as interested in keeping hotel costs down as you are.  Please note that it is important to book hotels early through our CES hotel program to get the best rates.

We continue to keep hotel information current so attendees can choose hotel rooms from the most relevant selection possible.  Check the hotel section frequently; additional rooms and hotels are added throughout the year.

What if my preferred hotel is sold out?

You have two options if your preferred hotel is sold out. You can consult the online CES hotel program, where rates tend to be lower, and look for alternate properties near where you want/need to stay.

You can also contact your preferred hotel(s) directly to book a room, although if their CES block is sold out, you will likely end up paying higher prices.

How do I get an International visa letter of invitation?

You can request a visa letter of invitation through the badge registration process. Once you complete your registration for the International CES, your visa invitation letter will be automatically generated and ready for you to print out from your own computer.

How can I avoid airport delays when leaving Las Vegas?

Increased security makes airline travel a little more time consuming. According to most news reports and our own road warriors, the biggest lines are at ticket counters at the largest airports where customers are purchasing tickets, undergoing random baggage checks and checking luggage. Check with your travel agency, your selected airline or local airport about what to expect.

Purchase tickets ahead of time. You may be able to use e-tickets as long as you have proof of purchase, such as a printed confirmation, receipt or itinerary. Many airports have resumed curbside check-in. If you need to check luggage, allow yourself plenty of time. Carry valid photo identification. Prior to your flight, check with your airline or airport regarding recommended time to arrive at the airport.

Additionally, Bags to Go now services seven major airlines, which means you can stay at CES longer and head to the airport later!  If you are flying Delta, Southwest Airlines, Air Transat, United Airlines, US Airways or Virgin Atlantic, Bags to Go is a convenient service that has been implemented at The Venetian/Palazzo, the Luxor hotel and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).  Bags to Go enables you to check-in your luggage through to your final destination and also gives you the option of printing your boarding pass in advance.

To take advantage of this service you must check luggage three hours prior to your flight and have an e-ticket. All participating airlines charge a fee of $20 per person for this service. Southwest is the only participating airline that will allow each passenger to check two bags at no additional charge, other than the standard Bags to Go fee. All other airlines only allow one bag per person. Those checking more than one bag will be subject to additional fees. Please see your airline’s website for their baggage policies.

At The Venetian, Bags to Go is located to the right of the front desk in the main lobby. At Palazzo, Bags to Go (Southwest and US Airways only) is located on the second level, next to the entrance and front desk. At the Luxor hotel, Bags to Go is located on the business center level, next to VIP check-in. At the LVCC, Bags to Go is located in the Grand Concourse, across from Central Hall 3.

For additional information, please call Bags to Go at 702-261-7700 or visit www.baggagecheckin.com.

Does CES provide shuttle services from the LVCC and The Venetian to McCarran Airport?

Shuttle service to McCarran Airport will be available every 30 minutes on Thursday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, January 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shuttle service to McCarran is available from the Las Vegas Convention Center (Central Hall front entrance and the South Hall 1 entrance) and The Venetian (underground bus loading area). The one-way ticket price for this service is $5.

Many signs will be posted throughout the show to guide you. The printed CES Show Guide and Conference Brochure, available on-site, offers maps and other valuable information.

 

Registration and Badges

Why do I have to pay $100 to register for CES after August 31?

Please take note of the following important registration fees and dates for admission to all exhibits, TechZones, SuperSessions, keynotes and selected conference sessions.

By August 31, 2011: FREE
September 1, 2011: $100
5:01 p.m. EST, December 30, 2011: $200

The nominal registration fee helps ensure attendee quality at the International CES, as this trade-only event is crafted specifically for consumer technology professionals. All show proceeds are re-invested into the industry by the show’s owner and producer, CEA. However, consumer technology professionals can enjoy free registration by August 31.

What are the requirements for attending International CES?

International CES is not open to the general public. You must be in the consumer electronics industry to be eligible to attend the show. Our attendees are made up of more than 140,000 individuals including manufacturers, retailers, content providers and creators, broadband developers, installers, engineers, corporate buyers, government leaders, financial analysts and the media — representing the United States, Canada, Mexico and approximately 140 other countries. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age. Two forms of identification are required on-site (one photo ID and one proof of business affiliation/business card).

Register for the International CES.

Can children and/or spouses attend the International CES?

No, children and spouses may not attend the International CES. Only those over the age of 18 and have proof of industry affiliation will be permitted.  If you have a child that has a business purpose for attending the International CES, please send a request in writing stating their purpose for attending to CESreg@CE.org

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations for paid registrations received in writing on or before December 26, 2011, are refundable, minus a $50 processing fee. After December 26, 2011, cancellations are subject to the entire registration fee. Please note that if you do not cancel in writing on or before December 26, 2011 and do not attend the 2011 International CES, you are still responsible for payment. You may substitute the name of one conference registrant for another at any time.  All cancellations/substitutions must be in writing, no phone calls please.  Please send written requests to CESreg@CE.org or via fax to (301) 694-5124.

I missed the advance registration deadline. Can I register on-site?

Yes, you may register on-site. The International CES makes it easy. Register at any of the following areas:

Attendee Registraton

  • Las Vegas Convention Center, CES Central Plaza, Main Registration Area
  • Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton, Ballrooms
  • Venetian Meeting Rooms, Level 2

Exhibitor Registration opens Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Press Registration opens Sunday, January 8, 2012.
Conference Program Registration opens Sunday, January 8, 2012.
International and Domestic Attendee Registration opens Monday, January 9, 2012.

See the listings below for dates, locations and times.

Attendee Registration (Domestic and International)

Date Location Time
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza, Main Registration 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 2 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 10, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 2 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 2 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 2 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 2 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Exhibitor Temp Badges

Mon., Jan. 2, 2012 LVCC, Grand Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 1 Lobby 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues., Jan 3, 2012 LVCC, Grand Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 1 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2012 LVCC, Grand Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 1 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 5, 2012 Las Vegas Hilton 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
LVCC, Grand Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 1 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri., Jan 6, 2012 Las Vegas Hilton 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, Grand Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 1 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conference Registration

Date Location Time
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012 LVCC, North Hall 4 Upper Level Lobby Noon - 5 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 LVCC, North Hall 4 Upper Level Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 10, 2012 LVCC, North Hall 4 Upper Level Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012 LVCC, North Hall 4 Upper Level Lobby 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012 LVCC, North Hall 4 Upper Level Lobby 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri., Jan 13, 2012 LVCC, North Hall 4 Upper Level Lobby Closed
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 Closed

Exhibitor Registration

Date Location Time
Sat., Jan. 7, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Suite 29-209 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Venetian Suite 29-209 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 10, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venetian Suite 29-209 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venetian Suite 29-209 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012 LVCC, CES Central Plaza Main Registration 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venetian Suite 29-209 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 13,  2012 LVCC, South Hall 2 Lobby 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Las Vegas Hilton Ballrooms 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venetian Suite 29-209 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Press Registration

Sun., Jan. 8, 2012 LVCC, South Hall Connector, Press Room S229 Noon - 4 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 Noon – 7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 LVCC, South Hall Connector, Press Room S229 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 10, 2012 LVCC, South Hall Connector, Press Room S229 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012 LVCC, South Hall Connector, Press Room S229 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012 LVCC, South Hall Connector, Press Room S229 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012 LVCC, South Hall Connector, Press Room S229 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m

I registered for the International CES. Where’s my badge?

We look forward to welcoming you to the International CES. Registering before December 7, 2011, helps ensure you will receive your badge by mail before the show. If you register after December 7, we will still mail your badge, but cannot guarantee delivery because of holiday mail delays. If you do not receive your badge by mail, please report to one of our registration areas when you get to the show. To receive a copy of your confirmation please contact us at CESreg@CE.org.

If I have a badge, can I walk right into the show?

No, each registrant who receives a badge by mail will need to go to a badge holder pickup location to get their official International CES badge holder. Admittance without a badge holder is not permitted. International CES is a trade-only show and is not open to the general public. Therefore, we must ensure all attendees are industry affiliates before issuing a badge holder. After the show, CES performs an official attendance audit through an outside auditing firm, and the on-site badge holder pickup process serves as a method for counting attendance.

Two forms of identification are required to pick up your badge holder:

  • One personal picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • One business ID such as a business card, pay stub or statement on company letterhead indicating that you are representing that company at International CES.

Why isn’t my badge holder sent with my badge?

International CES is a trade-only show and is not open to the general public. We must ensure all attendees are industry affiliates before issuing a badge holder. After the show, CES performs an official attendance audit through an outside auditing firm; the on-site badge holder pickup process serves as a method for counting attendance.

Where can I pick up my badgeholder?

Location 1/8/12 (Sun) 1/9/12 (Mon) 1/10/12 (Tues)
Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom Foyer Closed 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LVCC North Hall 3 Lobby Closed 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
LVCC Central Lobby Patio Closed 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LVCC Central Hall 2 Entrance Closed 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LVCC South Hall 1 Patio Closed Closed 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LVCC South Hall 1 Front Lobby Closed 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LVCC South 2 Patio Closed 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
LVCC South Hall 2 Lobby Closed 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
LVCC Outside S229 (Press Only) Closed 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 Noon – 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed
Venetian Foyer Level 2 Noon – 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Renaissance Closed Closed 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
McCarran Airport 8 a.m. – midnight 8 a.m. – midnight 8 a.m. – midnight
Remote Hotel Locations*
ARIA 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Circus Circus 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Excalibur 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MGM Grand 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mirage 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Riviera 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Westin Casuarina 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wynn 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location 1/11/12 (Wed) 1/12/12 (Thurs) 1/13/12 (Fri)
Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom Foyer 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC North Hall 3 Lobby 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC Central Lobby Patio 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC Central Hall 2 Entrance 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC South Hall 1 Patio 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed
LVCC South Hall 1 Front Lobby 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC South Hall 2 Patio 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC South Hall 2 Lobby 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LVCC Outside S229 (Press Only) 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venetian Meeting Space Level 1 Closed Closed Closed
Venetian Foyer Level 2 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Renaissance 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed
McCarran Airport 8 a.m. – midnight Closed Closed
Remote Hotel Locations*
ARIA 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Circus Circus 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Excalibur 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
MGM Grand 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Mirage 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Riviera 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Westin Casuarina 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Closed
Wynn 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Close

What type of identification will I need to pick up a badge and/or badge holder?

Security and CES attendee qualification is important to us. To enter CES, you need to bring two forms of identification to pick up your badge holder, badge or to register on-site:

  • One personal picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • One business ID such as a business card, pay stub or statement on company letterhead indicating that you are representing that company at International CES.

You will not be able to pick up your badge holder without both forms of identification.

I do not want to wait in long lines to get into the show. What should I do?

Our best advice is to not carry bags into the show. You will move through show entrances quickly if you have your badge displayed properly in your official CES badge holder and you are not carrying bags, which are subject to search. All bags will be subject to search upon entry into CES venues. Be sure to allow yourself time before your first appointment or conference session to pick up your badge and/or badge holder.

 

Show Logistics and Getting Around

How do I find my way around?

Let the International CES provide the transportation. CES offers complimentary shuttle service to and from all official CES hotels and the Las Vegas Convention Center  Thursday- Sunday, January 6-9, 2011. Wednesday service will be provided from hotels on routes 2 through 9 only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Services Thursday through Saturday will run from 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Look for information signs posted in hotel lobbies for exact times and boarding locations. Visit the CES Shuttle section of the website to download the latest shuttle map and schedule.

Take advantage of the complimentary LVCC Shuttle Loop around the Las Vegas Convention Center. The shuttle runs every 10 minutes and stops at five key locations around the building.

The complimentary LVCC Golf Cart Intraconnect is another great asset; use it to travel from the back of Central Hall 5 to the back of South Halls 1 and 2 during show hours.

A complimentary Venetian Express shuttle runs every 10 minutes between the LVCC and The Venetian from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, January 5-8, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 9.

ADA accessible buses for those with special needs are available during scheduled shuttle hours. Please request service at least 20 minutes in advance of desired pickup time. To arrange for your transportation, please contact Kevin Berube at kevinb@rp-ms.com or call  401-234-4440. Non-motorized and motorized wheel chairs are available, for a fee, to attendees during show days on a first-come, first served basis by contacting Scootaround at 888-441-7575 or visiting  http://www.scootaround.com/rentals/c/ces

Is there a shuttle bus schedule available?

CES offers complimentary shuttle service between the LVCC and all official CES hotels. Express service is also available between the LVCC and The Venetian.

How do I rent a scooter/wheelchair?

Non-motorized and motorized wheel chairs are available, for a fee, to attendees during show days on a first-come, first served basis by contacting Scootaround at 888-441-7575 or by visiting http://www.scootaround.com/rentals/c/ces/.

Are suitcases and strollers allowed on the show floor?

We want to help make your International CES experience a pleasant and productive one and realize you may have some bags you need to store. Bag and coat check is available at the FedEx Office locations in the LVCC: Grand Lobby and in the front of South Hall 1. There will also be a coat and bag check in the South Hall 2 lobby. All locatins are on a first come, first served basis.

Small, two-wheeled bags are permitted. For safety reasons, strollers are not allowed on the show floor. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age.

Are cameras allowed on the show floor?

Yes, all attendees are permitted to bring camera equipment onto the show floor. Exhibitors retain the right to restrict photography of their products or displays, and such decisions are within the discretion of the exhibitor and are not controlled by CES.

Where can I check my bags?

Coat and bag check is available at the FedEx Kinko’s location in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center as well as two satellite locations:  at the front of South Hall 1 next to Starbucks and the South Hall 2 lobby. Items may not be left overnight. Coat/bag check will be open one hour prior to show opening and one hour after show closing.

Where can I go to grab a quick lunch?

Look for a variety Grab-N-Go kiosks located throughout the show floor. These food stations feature pre-made lunches, snacks and beverages.

At the LVCC, you can also grab lunch at Banners Restaurant, located in the North Hall Lobby or IFM, located in the South Hall lobby. You can also find great options and restaurants at the LV Hilton and Renaissance Hotel.

At the Venetian/Palazzo, you can grab a quick lunch at the food court located on the Casino Level or at the food court located on the Grand Canal Shoppes Level (next to the entrance to the parking garage). There are also many restaurants throughout the Venetian where you can have lunch or dinner, including the Grand Lux Café, located at the base of the Venetian Tower and at a second location in the Palazzo, Casino Level.

What does International CES do to enhance security at the show?

Your safety at the show is important to us. International CES show management employs strict security measures, while still balancing safety concerns with traffic flow challenges. Attendees should allow themselves extra time to arrive at meetings and events, as it may take a little while to pass through the show floor. Here are a few security measures to expect:

  • Two forms of ID required – one personal (driver’s license) and one business (business card) are required to obtain a badge holder. Only exhibitors with proper ID will be permitted to pick up multiple badge holders.
  • All bags will be subject to search upon entry into CES venues starting noon the day before the show opens. This includes personal items such as purses, laptop cases and luggage.
  • Bomb dogs will be on-site as a precautionary measure.
  • There will be an increased presence of Las Vegas Metro Police and LVCVA officers during show days.
  • Surveillance cameras will be installed at key entrances and freight door areas.
  • Private vehicles will only be allowed on LVCC or The Venetian premises to drop off passengers. No standing or unloading will be permitted at any time.