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Defining Tomorrow's Technology At The 2006 International CES

Bill Gates, Gary Shapiro, Sir Howard Stringer, Paul Otellini and Terry Semel to deliver keynotes at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA January 5- 8

14 October 2005

The very latest technology from more than 2,500 global companies will be unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 5-8 January 2006.

The world's largest consumer electronics tradeshow, the 2006 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 products areas the 2006 International CES will take over 1.5 million net square feet of exhibition space at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Expo & Convention Center, the Las Vegas Hilton, Renaissance Hotel and the Alexis Park. Last year's event saw some 130,000 attendees a figure that is set to increase in 2006.

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 and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., Gary Shapiro president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and CEO of Sony Corp., as well as Paul Otellini CEO of Intel and Terry Semel chairman and CEO of Yahoo!Inc.

"We have a phenomenal line-up of keynoters - the 2006 program is looking to be one of our best ever." said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association.

NEW! to 2006 International CES is Innovations Plus, based at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Innovations Plus will showcase digital imaging, enabling technologies and emerging applications by representing more than 100 exhibitors and some of the hottest new technologies which are shaping the future of the CE industry. Innovations Plus will also include a Robotics TechZone.

"Robotics is a hot emerging technology. As such, it fits perfectly as a key component of CES' Innovations Plus," said Karen Chupka, vice president of conferences and events for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES. "Our show is the launch pad for new technologies, such as robotics, and adding it to our lineup this year is one example of why the International CES continues to be a must-attend event."

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 Tuesday 3 January from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Bellini Ballroom.

About CEA

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 Peter Rennison

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Tel: + 44 (0)1442 245030

Email: becky@prpr.co.uk

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