26 October 2006
The very latest technology from 2,700 global companies will be unveiled and on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 8-11 January 2007. This year the show will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The world's largest consumer electronics tradeshow, the 2007 International CES - run by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) - will showcase consumer technologies from wireless, electronic gaming, digital imaging, home entertainment, digital audio and video, mobile electronics, broadband, content media, home networking and information technologies. Covering over 30 product and technology areas, the 2007 International CES will be spread over more than 1.6 million net square feet of exhibition space at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, the Sands Expo & Convention Centre/The Venetian and the Las Vegas Hilton. Last year's event attracted more than 150,000 attendees.
Some of the biggest names in the industry will be attending and delegates will be able to listen to keynote addresses given by Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corp., Ed Zander, chairman of the board and CEO of Motorola Inc., Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co, Michael Dell, chairman of Dell and Gary Shapiro president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
"We have an amazing and unprecedented lineup to kick off the 2007 International CES with industry greats Bill Gates, Ed Zander, Bob Iger and Michael Dell," said CEA's Gary Shapiro. "These four industry visionaries will present their views of where the industry - particularly digital content and entertainment - is heading from their unique positions as heads of some of the world's most influential companies."
Building on the success of last year's Innovation Plus area based at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the International CES has added The Venetian as the 'must see' destination for 2007. The Sands area showcases the majority of the CES TechZones, conference sessions, international pavilions and much more. Attached to the Sands, The Venetian is the new home for keynote addresses and high-performance audio & home theatre exhibits.
Press and analysts have the chance to get an early look at the hot product debuts and cool new technologies from 80 leading consumer technology companies during CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES, on Saturday 6th January from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Marco Polo Ballroom in the Sands/The Venetian
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the pre-eminent 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.
For more information visit: http://www.CESweb.org or contact:
Becky Maurice-Cohen or Madalene Whitson
Tel: + 44 (0)1442 245030