Arlington, Va., May 9, 2005 - Emerging technologies, digital imaging exhibitors and a number of vertical market TechZones will take center stage as the International CES expands to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in 2006. The 2006 International CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, will run January 5-8, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Sands will serve as the new destination for Innovations Plus at the 2006 International CES. Innovations Plus is slated to house the prestigious Innovations Award honorees, the MP3 and Portable Power TechZones, the digital home recording showcase, Studio@Home, and international delegations from China, Singapore and Taiwan. An enhanced and expanded CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of CES also will find a home at Innovations Plus at the Sands in 2006. To ensure all CES attendees can visit Innovations Plus at the Sands, the exhibit hall at the Sands will open an hour early at 8:00 a.m.
"The Sands is gearing up to be one of the hottest destinations at the 2006 International CES," said Karen Chupka, vice president of events and conferences at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES. "With Innovations Plus as an anchor and a focus on hip, new technologies, the Sands will be the place to see the leading-edge of consumer technologies."
Adding to the excitement, several conference partners plan to co-locate their events at Innovations Plus at the Sands in 2006. Emerging technologies will highlight the agenda at the Enabling Technology Forums conference sessions and digital imaging will take center stage in the Flash Forward display. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) also will be a big focus at Innovations Plus with the pulver.com-sponsored Consumer VoIP Summit and Consumer VoIP TechZone.
"The Consumer VoIP TechZone and Consumer VoIP Summit again will showcase the next generation of IP-enabled devices and the new service providers that make them possible," said Jeff Pulver, founder of Pulver.com. "By moving to Innovations Plus at the Sands in 2006, we will be able to double the size of the Consumer VoIP TechZone and highlight the latest trends in the VoIP industry at the International CES."
Registration for the 2006 International CES will open this summer. For more information, please visit www.CESweb.org.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $121 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.
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