CES Implements New Bag Restrictions, Increased Security Measures For CES 2016

Posted: Dec 22 2015, 12:13am CST | by , in News | CES


CES Implements New Bag Restrictions, Increased Security Measures for CES 2016
  • CES 2016: Security measures include bag checks, body screenings & increased security personnel!

The CTA is implementing enhanced security procedures for CES 2016 due to recent global tragedies and to produce a safe event.

The CTA recently announced they are going to tighten up the security for CES. The CTA cited the security will be increased due to recent global tragedies. In order to produce a safe and sound CES 2016 event precautionary measures include increased security.

According to CTA they are implementing enhanced security measures surrounding the upcoming CES 2016. The standard security measures will be augmented by the CTA.

Since the CES is one of the world’s largest gatherings for business of consumer technology security is essential. The exhibition is going to feature more than 3,600 exhibiting companies.

So tightened security is a priority for the Consumer Technology Association organisers. The new security measures were announced by the CTA in a press release. The security measures include Bag Checks, Body Screening and Increased Security Personnel. 

Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the CTA. In the press release Shapiro said that they want a safe CES.

The safety of the guests is a top priority and their goal is to have a productive, fun and safe experience at CES. The security of all the attendees, exhibitors, the media and the personnel will be ensured.

“We want a safe CES. The safety of our guests is a top priority,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA.

“Our goal is for all of our guests – general attendees, exhibitors and members of the media— along with show personnel, to have a productive, fun and safe experience at CES while being sensitive to lines and inconvenience.” 

According to the enhanced security measures luggage i.e. suitcases will not be allowed. Only bags smaller than 12” x 17” x 6" can be brought but with thorough bag and pocket search.

Similarly everyone single person will be subjected to the body screening. Metal detector screening and body pat downs upon entering the show will be compulsory.

The attendees are also forewarned to expect more security and law enforcement personnel around the show. The personnel will be present both inside and outside of show properties. 

“While we know of no credible threat against CES, we remain vigilant. We are communicating with the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and local law enforcement officials as we enhance security measures onsite at CES 2016,” noted Shapiro.

“We greatly appreciate our guests’ patience as we work to maximize security and minimize hassle. We want our attendees to conduct business and enjoy the magic and wonder of the next generation of technology innovation in a safe and secure environment.”

Read more about New Rules and Helpful Tips for CES 2016 here.

The Consumer Technology Association or CTA has been organizing the CES for over 40 years. In 2016 the CES will have more than 3600 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees. CES 2016 will last from the 6th to the 9th of January, 2016.

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