Shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brings more than 180,000 consumer technology professionals to Las Vegas each year. Each winter, some of the most innovative industry leaders come together to collaborate on propelling consumer electronics to the next level and setting trends in new ways. If you’re an exhibitor at CES, you’ll have a lot to think about. The last thing that you should be worried about is shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show, but unfortunately, that is a big job in itself. 

Thankfully, R+L Global Logistics is prepared to give you the information you need to make shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show simple. Powered by R+L Global Logistics, we have the services you need to get your booth, promotional materials, and other trade show essentials to CES on time with quality delivery. Learn more about shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show.

About the Consumer Electronics Show

Experts consider the Consumer Electronics Show the gathering place for leaders in the technology industry. The show specializes in technology made for consumers. This means you’ll find everything from wearable tech to self-driving cars on the trade show floor. CES has been the place to share these breakthroughs for more than 50 years, and nearly 3,800 exhibiting companies have booths at CES each year. In the CES 2019 show, over 170,000 people attended.


The annual CES show is produced and owned by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which is an organization that sets standards for the consumer electronics industry. It is comprised of more than 4,500 companies around the world, and has been the globally recognized trade authority on consumer electronics since their first meeting in 1967. CTA’s focus is on public policy, events, market research, and helping its members implement technical standards.

The CES show is known for product previews and announcements. Major companies use the show as an opportunity to debut new breakthrough technologies. A number of game-changing technologies have been announced at the CES show, including:

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  • Camcorder (1981)
  • CD player (1981)
  • DVD (1996)
  • HDTV (1998)
  • Blu-Ray DVD (2003)
  • Tablets, netbooks and Android devices (2010)
  • Driverless car technology (2013)
  • 3D Printers (2014)
  • Virtual Reality (2015)

The CES is the ultimate platform for technology. Thousands of new technology products have been announced at the CES show. Many of these products have transformed our day-to-day lives, and many more will transform our lives in the future.

The Consumer Electronics Show is held at the World Trade Center Las Vegas. This 3.2 million-square-foot convention center is located just off the twinkling Las Vegas Strip. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms, the World Las Vegas is the perfect destination for any major trade show like CES.

Besides the World Trade Center Las Vegas, there are 10 other official locations spread out in Las Vegas, spanning 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space.

Shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show

If you’re an exhibitor at CES, then you’re going to have a lot on your plate. Not only are you there to show off your latest technology and electronics, but you also need to manage running your booth too. Even though your products and services are what shine, your booth is what gets you the attention from the other attendees.

The booth, however, is also what tends to cause exhibitors the most trouble—namely, getting it there in the first place. Thankfully, R+L Global Logistics can make shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show simple. We’ve got the experience, knowledge, and services you need to make sure your booth, technology, promotional items, marketing collateral and other CES essentials make it there safely and on time.

According to the exhibitor guide for the CES, Freeman is the handling contractor for the show. This means they are responsible for on-site materials and freight handling. Freeman oversees the use of the loading docks and marshaling yard at the convention center during move-in and move-out times. Your freight must arrive during the scheduled times. This is why working with an experienced transportation provider like R+L Global Logistics is important to your CES success. R+L Global Logistics has the professionalism, experience and working relationships with contractors that is needed to make the shipping process simple.

The Freeman CES team will have crews available to unload all freight from “for hire” carriers. This means you won’t have to touch your freight when shipping to CES. The labor on hand will make the unloading and set-up process hassle-free for exhibitors. By working with Freeman, R+L Global Logistics can handle your consumer electronics shipping needs to get your booth and materials to CES on time with quality delivery.


If your business is outside the U.S., that doesn’t disqualify you from exhibiting or attending! With R+L Global Logistics, you’ll be able to take advantage of our international shipping services. Not only do we have partners across the globe, but we can help you maneuver the paperwork for getting your supplies into the U.S. Whether you’re shipping ground or air, we can handle getting your freight to the trade show in great condition. 

If you’re a leader in the consumer technology industry, you’ll need to get your booth and materials to CES reliably. R+L Global Logistics’ trade show shipping services can get your trade show essentials there safely and on time. We are prepared to handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on your CES presentation and getting the word out about your technology. 

We are prepared to offer products and services including:

  • 24/7 Live, On-Call Personnel
  • Domestic and International shipping
  • Packing, Crating and Packaging
  • Show-To-Show and Advance Warehouse options
  • Truckload, LTL, Air and Ground Expedite services
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • White-Glove and Debris Removal

Chat, email or call R+L Global Logistics today to get started with shipping to the Consumer Electronics Show.

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