CES 2019 is less than a month away and conference planning within the industry is at its height of activity. This is our 6th year covering CES and each year we publish CES logistics, tips and a checklist to make it easier for first timers attending the conference. Below is information on registration and travel along with our ever-growing list of CES tips to help plan your CES 2019 trip!
CES 2019 Registration
CES registration is now $100.00 and will go up in price on December 19th. Registration requirements include:
- A unique, verifiable email address is required for each registrant.
- CES badges will now include a photo ID for attendees and media. This feature is optional for exhibitors.
- Date of birth will again be required in line with guidance from federal law enforcement and industry best practices.
- You must present a government-issued photo ID to pick up your badge on-site
To register or for more information on attending CES 2019 please visit: https://www.ces.tech/Logistics/Registration-Information.aspx. To speed up your CES registration process do register online and pick up your badge at the airport or select hotels before arriving at the show.
CES 2019 Travel
CES attendees can enjoy discounts and more convenient flights from Delta Air Lines and its joint venture partners Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM and Korean Air. They have added flights between Las Vegas and Amsterdam, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Seoul and Tokyo-Narita from Jan. 5, 2019. To book your flights with this new partnership please visit: https://res.skyteam.com/Search/promoDefault.aspx?vendor=sky&promocode=3948S.
Hotels are VERY expensive during CES and it is imperative if you are attending to book a room ASAP! Attendees can get a discounted rate on hotels here: https://compass.onpeak.com/e/012605031/0#hotels.
Hertz is offering special rates to CES attendees. Enter code CV#05260003 to receive a discount on your rental car.
Attendees can save on parking at all major US airports with CheapAirportParking.org. Enter promo code CES2019 for 20 percent off your reservation.
Conference Tips and Checklist for CES 2019
- Always bring more than 100 business cards, you give those out like candy there plus you don’t want be “that person” if you run out.
- Get the CES app for your Android or Apple, this will help when you need to go to different halls at the Las Vegas Convention center.
- DON’T FORGET YOUR CHARGER AND PORTABLE CHARGER! Bring two in fact. The last thing you want to be is that sad person sitting on the floor next to a plug stagnate.
- Bring a bag to carry all the goodies you get when you visit booths.
- Anti-Bacterial since you shake so many hands it’s smart to carry one instead of getting the CES Flu (it’s not fun believe me).
- Ladies or if you are a man that likes heals. DON’T DO IT!! I made this mistake a couple times and by the end of CES my feet were burning due to walking around so much. Try a lower pair wedges or cute flats.
- While packing keep in mind to leave space to take your bag of swag home.
- Pack some snacks, it’s easy to miss lunch or breakfast.
- Make sure your hotel is on or near the CESshuttle line or your screwed; you will end up spending more money on car sharing or taxis and the CES shuttle line is free. The routes and schedule are on the CES
- Bring a tide stickor the shout wipes just in case you miss your mouth and you are a hot mess with food all over your shirt.
- Band aids for potential blisters from walking or random injuries. Like one year I had a really bad paper cut and I learned quickly no one carries band aids anymore.
- Buy some dry shampoo; if you don’t have time to shower for the next event and you have greasy hair this does the trick.
- Gum or mints especially if you are a close talker or had a meal with onions at lunch.
- Safety Pins and Travel Sewing Kit, if one of your buttons pops off or you get a small tear in your outfit, it’s better to be prepared.
- If you are press take advantage of the Press Room. It has massive work space, they have multiple plugs to charge your smartphone and free food.
It takes roughly 30 minutes to walk to each different hall and that is if you don’t run into someone that wants to talk. This actually happened to me one year so I suggest 45 minutes between halls. Traveling from hotel to hotel is another story timing wise and suggest you give yourself an hour travel time between meetings at different hotels on the strip.
Security and safety requirements while at CES can be found at: https://www.ces.tech/Logistics/Safety-and-Security-at-CES.aspx.
CES is January 8th through the 11th in Las Vegas. I will be on ground zero during CES 2019 attending CES Unveiled, Showstoppers, Pepcom’s Digital Experience and The Sands Expo. A list of official CES show floor locations can be found at https://www.ces.tech/Show-Floor/Official-Show-Locations.aspx.
See you all at CES 2019, VEGAS BABY! For more information about CES please visit: https://www.ces.tech/.