Are you planning a trip to Vegas for CES 2020? Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show takes place in Vegas, the number one show for anyone whose life revolves around consumer technology.

In 2020 you can expect to see thousands of exhibits, each showcasing the very latest in life-changing technology and innovation. More than 2.6 million square feet of space will be taken over by exhibits covering 24 different categories of product.

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes! There’s a lot of walking here.

And be prepared to be awed at the technology  – the latest in smartphones, drones, smart watches, televisions, washing machines, complete home entertainment systems – and thousands of people who all want to see what’s on offer for the future of technology.

Every year CES breaks a new attendance record. In 2018, more than 182,000 people attended the show, with more than 58,000 of those from outside of the USA, representatives of no less than 150 countries. More than 4,400 companies exhibited their products, as well as more than 600 new startups at the Eureka Marketplace.

Things to know about CES Las Vegas

  • CES is NOT open to the public; it is a trade show
  • Attendees must be 18 or older and they must be affiliated with the Consumer Technology industry in some way
  • If you wish to attend, you must send your business credential to the CTA (Consumer technology Association) well in advance. These are the CES hosts and, from that position they can verify your affiliation with the industry.
  • If you attended a previous show, you will need to set up a new registration account – your previous one isn’t valid
  • Entry approval must be granted ahead of the show; it cannot be granted on-site

Registration for CES 2020 takes place in September 2019 and CES 2020 will run from January 7th to January 10th. Keep your ears open; registration hours and locations for badge pickups will be announced in fall of 2019.

Coming soon:

CES Las Vegas Media Days

Free Shuttle Services – Media Days

Use the links below for:

  • CES 2020 Badge Pickup – Locations/Hours – only for approved and pre-registered registrants
  • CES 2020 Attendance Registration – Location/Hours – for all new on-site registrations for attendees, customer service requirements and incomplete registrations
  • CES 2020 Conference Registration – Locations/Hours – for all new on-site registrations for attendees, customer service requirements and incomplete registrations
  • CES 2020 Exhibitor Registrations – Locations/Hours – for all new on-site registrations for attendees, customer service requirements and incomplete registrations
  • CES 202 Media Registration – Locations/Hours – for all new on-site registrations for attendees, customer service requirements and incomplete registrations

Keep checking back here for updates.

Tips and Tricks to Navigate CES Las Vegas 2020

CES 2020 covers over 2.5 million square feet of space and knowing how to get around is very important. Keep these tips and tricks in mind to save yourself money and time:

  1. Dress comfortably – including shoes! On average, a CES attendee will cover 2 or 3 miles, just in exhibit space alone.
  2. Get your badge off-site. Picking your badge up at the airport or one of the chosen hotels before you get to the show will save you significant time.
  3. Allow plenty of time. Plan your time properly and allow extra time for it all. When you arrive at the venues, keynotes, meetings, and events, expect long lines. And be prepared to wait for rental car check-ins or cabs
  4. Download the CES 2020 app. This app has everything to make your visit an enjoyable experience. Features include:
  • A list of all exhibitors
  • A full schedule for the entire event
  • Navigation and mapping of the show floor
  • LinkedIn networking
  • Personalized recommendations for sessions
  • Information about transport
  • CES security tools

There’s an app for Android and iOS

  1. Restrictions and bag search. Rolling bags are not permitted. You may bring a maximum of 2 bags into the show venues, no larger than 12-inches by 17-inches each. Do yourself a favor and leave all your other bags at your hotel.
  2. Use the FREE shuttle. CES 2020 provides a free shuttle bus service between a list of official hotels and the Las Vegas Convention Center. Use these when you can to save money and time.
  3. Use the FREE tram. If you are attending Tech South, you can take the free ARIA Express tram which stops at the Park MGM, at Crystals entertainment district/ARIA, The Cosmopolitan and Bellagio/Vdara Hotel and Spa.
  4. Plan for traffic delays. Check to see if any other major conventions or games are happening as this will affect traffic.
  5. Whenever you can, sleep – you’ll need it!

CES 2020 Las Vegas Free Shuttle Service

The 2020 CES offers both split-day and full complimentary shuttle services between the following hotels and the Las Vegas Convention Center:

Route# Hotel Boarding Location
Route 2 Delano Las Vegas At Mandalay Bay, Shark Reef entrance
Route 2 Mandalay Bay Shark Reef entrance
Route 2 Tropicana Las Vegas North Entrance
Route 3 Excalibur Tour Bus Area / Rotunda Entrance
Route 3 Luxor Hotel and Casino Tour Bus Area
Route 4 MGM Grand Grand Garden Entrance
Route 4 New York-New York Valet Entrance
Route 4 Signature @ MGM Grand Walk to MGM Grand Garden Entrance
Route 5 Bellagio Tour Bus Area
Route 5 Westin Las Vegas Valet Entrance
Route 6 Mirage Hotel Casino Tour Bus Area
Route 6 Treasure Island Tour Bus Area
Route 7 Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas Blvd. Entrance
Route 7 Hilton Grand Vacation Suites Curbside on Karen Ave
Route 7 Hilton Grand Vacations on the Strip Front Entrance, Outer Driveway
Route 8 Aria Las Vegas Tour Bus Area
Route 8 Park MGM Tour Bus Area
Route 8 Vdara Hotel and Spa Walk to Aria
Route 9 Encore at Wynn At Wynn, South Gate Bus Area
Route 9 Wynn Las Vegas South Gate Bus Area
Route 10 Alexis Park Front Entrance
Route 10 Elara North Convention Pickup Area
Route 11 The D Las Vegas NE Corner of Carson Ave & 3rd Street
Route 11 Downtown Grand NE Corner of Carson Ave & 3rd Street
Route 11 Golden Nugget Carson Tower Entrance
Route 11 Plaza At Golden Nugget, Carson Tower entrance


Route# Hotel Boarding Location
Route Walk to LVCC Westgate Walking distance to the LVCC
Route Walk to LVCC Renaissance Walking distance to the LVCC
Route Walk to LVCC SLS Walking distance to Monorail and LVCC
Route 11 on property Venetian / Palazzo LVCC – C2 shuttle area and S1 shuttle area
Sands/Venetian – Venetian underground shuttle area

2020 CES Free Express Shuttle Service

Tech Express

Route: 12 Between the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands/Venetian

Date Time Frequency
  7:30am – 6:30pm every 10 minutes
  7:30am – 6:30pm every 10 minutes
  7:30am – 6:30pm every 10 minutes
  7:30am – 4:30pm every 10 minutes


Tech Express Boarding Locations
 LVCC: Curbside near C2 entrance
Sands/Venetian: Curbside on Sands Ave.

C Space Shuttle

Route: 8 From the LVCC and Sands/Venetian to ARIA


Route# Hotel Boarding Location
Route 8 Aria Las Vegas Tour Bus Area
Route 8 Park MGM Tour Bus Area
Route 8 Vdara Hotel and Spa Walk to Aria

C Space Shuttle Boarding Locations
ARIA: Tour Bus Area
LVCC: Curbside near C2 entrance
Sands/Venetian: Curbside on Sands Ave.

Airport Shuttle Service to McCarran International Airport

There is also a shuttle service from LVCC and Sands/Venetian to McCarran International Airport every half hour:

Cost: $10 per person, one-way

Airport Shuttle Boarding Locations

LVCC: C2 shuttle area and S1 shuttle area
Venetian: Venetian underground shuttle area

Rideshare at CES Las Vegas 2020

If you are using Lyft, Uber or any of the other transportation networks, there are designated pickup points:

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC): Bronze Lot
Sands Expo: Main porte-cochere
The Venetian: the valet area in the parking garage
ARIA: North Valet

Opening Party!

Don’t miss out on the grand opening party for CES 2020. Taking place at the OMNIA Nightclub, the party is open for CES and C Space attendees provided you have an event pass or CSS badge.

OMNIA is the number one venue to enjoy the nightlife in Vegas. A multi-level nightclub, OMNIA offers an ultra-lounge where you can relax, a main room where it’s all happening, and terrace with fantastic views of the Las Vegas Strip. With badge or event pass you can get in for free and there will be an open bar from 10 pm to 11 pm.

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

The After Party

And when it’s all over, say goodbye to CES 2020 in style with an after party hosted at the Hakkasan Nightclub. Covering five levels, Hakkasan is home to the Pavilion, Main Nightclub, Ling Ling Club, Mezzanine and the Ling Ling Lounge.

Top-tier artists are on-hand to provide unique performances every night and CES attendees can get in for free on presentation of a badge or event pass and enjoy a free bar from 10 pm to 11 pm.

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Top Exhibits to See at CES 2020


CES 2020 Security Measures and Restrictions

There are a few things you need to be aware of:

Registration and Badge Pickup:

You must provide the following on registration:

  • Date of birth
  • A unique email address that is verifiable

Do register online and pick your badge up at one of the official hotels or at the airport before you attend the show

If you choose to pick your badge up on-site, you will be required to provide government-issued photographic ID

On-Site Security

  • Every attendee at CES 2020 must have a government-issued photo ID and an official CES badge to get int the show
  • CES badges for both media and attendees will now have a photo ID

Bag Search and Restrictions

Every bag will be searched before you can enter any show venue.

You may only have a maximum of two bags, each no larger than 12-inches by 17-inches

Speed up entrance by adhering to the bag size rules and consider using clear bags, i.e. plastic, mesh, vinyl, etc.

You cannot take any rolling bags into the venue, including laptops and computer bags.

Media Restrictions

Media attendees with official badges may take equipment that can be carried by hand into the show venues, in addition to the two-bag rule. The equipment is searched and will be tagged once approved.

Bag Check Facilities

Please leave your bags at your hotel. If you come from the airport, try to check in before you attend CES 2020. If you can’t, there are back check facilities at the LVCC Central Plaza beside the Registration tent, at the Venetian Ballroom Foyer, and at Sands Level 1 Lobby.


If you can show that attendance at CES 2020 benefits your business or trade, your traveling expenses may be tax-deductible.

Scooters, Segway’s, and Wheelchairs

Scooters and wheelchairs are allowed at all venues and can be rented from the Sands/Venetian or LVCC.

Segway’s are also permitted at LVCC and Sands/Venetian but only for ADA use. They are not permitted in any venue, at the ARIA, Westgate or Mandalay Bay.

You may not use a skateboard, hoverboard, uniwheel or any other personal mobility device at any of the CES 2020 venues.

Enjoy your visit!