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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 3:20 PM

2010 International CES Features Record 330 New Exhibitors as World's Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow

CES Highlights Include Apps, Green Technologies, Location Based Services and Gaming

Photo credit: www.cesweb.org

Industry members, media and general attendees fill the aisles of the Sands Expo & Convention Center at the 2009 International CES.

LAS VEGAS -- A record number of new exhibitors – more than 330 companies – will join more than 2,500 exhibitors in unveiling their latest technology innovations at the 2010 International CES®. With more than 20,000 new products on display, the International CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. CE Spotlights throughout the CES show floor will feature key market categories including apps, green technology, gaming, location based services and more. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2010 International CES returns to Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2010.

“With a record number of new exhibitors, scores of new product introductions, several new Spotlights on the show floor and a dynamic lineup of keynotes sessions, the 2010 International CES will be our best show yet,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “More technology deals will be made during the four days of CES than anywhere else on earth. In fact, each CES attendee has an average of 12 meetings while at the show, reinforcing CES as the business hub for technology. Innovation is flourishing within the technology industry and the 2010 CES is the only place to see it all.”

Several CE Spotlights covering a variety of technology categories will be housed on the 2010 CES show floor. These include: the iLounge Pavilion, featuring all things iPod®, iPhone® and Mac® related; Living in Digital Times, highlighting technology relevant to all lifestyles; EHX@CES with custom CE products for home and commercial installation; Sustainable Planet, featuring the latest green technologies including advances in green building, alternative energy technologies and smart grid technologies and the Gaming Showcase with the latest gaming hardware and software. For a complete list of CE Spotlights visit CESweb.org/exhibits/displays/default.asp.

The 2010 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones highlighting the latest trends and emerging markets. New CES TechZones include the eBooks, Experience 3D, Femto, Lifestyle Gadgets, Mobile DTV, Netbooks and Safe Driver TechZones.

Top executives of the biggest names in technology and business will take the stage at the 2010 International CES with keynote addresses from Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, Ford’s Alan Mulally, Intel’s Paul Otellini and Qualcomm’s Dr. Paul Jacobs, as well as Nokia’s Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Hisense’s Zhou Houjian, who will speak as part of the CES Technology and Emerging Countries Program.

Additionally, the 2010 CES will feature more than 250 sessions and 800 expert speakers as part of the CES conference program, which will cover a range of industry topics from social media to safe driving to technology policy. Conference programs for the 2010 International CES include, “Up Next at CES: Creativity, Content and Cash,” focused on addressing the major challenge of how to monetize new media and the “Tech Policy Summit,” which will discuss critical policy issues including broadband deployment and spectrum allocation. To search for CES conference sessions, visit CESweb.org/sessions/search/default.asp.

For more news about the 2010 International CES before, during and after the show, visit CESweb.org. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 5, to take advantage of all the CES press events, including CES Unveiled from 4-7 p.m. on January 5.

Source: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

 

2010 International CES Shapes Technology Policy

Top Government Officials Speaking at CES Include FCC Chairman and Commissioners and Members of Congress

 

LAS VEGAS -- Top policymakers will address key technology issues at the 2010 International CES® with government officials slated to speak, including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2010 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, is scheduled January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The International CES brings together the policymakers who will make decisions that directly impact technology – from broadcast to cable, broadband to wireless and telecom to satellite,” said Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government affairs, CEA. “We are excited to hear from top government officials as they discuss significant technology policy issues that will impact all sectors of the technology industry.”

CES attendees will hear the priorities of the FCC first hand, when FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski joins CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro for a candid policy discussion at noon on Friday, January 8 in the LVCC, North Hall, N255-257. Additionally, “Inside the FCC’s Communications Agenda,” at noon on Saturday, January 9 in LVCC, North Hall, N262, will feature FCC Commissioners Meredith Atwell Baker, Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell, as they discuss the national broadband plan, accessibility, net neutrality and demands for more spectrum.

The Tech Policy Summit at the 2010 CES will discuss critical issues including broadband deployment and spectrum allocation. “The Spectrum Grab and Innovation,” at noon Thursday, January 7 in LVCC, North Hall, N262, will feature remarks from Blair Levin, Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative, FCC. “The Legislative Roadmap for 2010,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall, N260, will feature key policymakers, including Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), addressing policy priorities for 2010 and beyond.

CEA has partnered with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to produce the CES Technology and Emerging Countries (TEC) Program. Focused on technology’s impact on economic growth in emerging economies, the TEC Program will feature panel sessions including, “Technology for Smart Energy,” at 10:30 a.m. January 8, in LVCC, North Hall, N253, with leaders from General Electric and Valence Energy; “Healthcare Technology for Emerging Markets,” at 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, in the LVCC, North Hall, N253, featuring panelists from Intel and Cisco Systems and “Study Time: How Advances in Technology Improve Education Opportunities,” featuring leaders from Microsoft and Motorola at 2:40 p.m. in LVCC, North Hall, N253. Session panelists also will include senior government officials from around the world.

Additionally, Nokia’s Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Hisense’s Zhou Houjian will both deliver keynote addresses as part of the TEC program on Friday, January 8 in the Hilton Theater.

Environmental policies will be addressed during the Technology and the Environment Knowledge Track, scheduled for 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, January 7 in LVCC, North Hall, N254 and 10:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, January 8 in LVCC, South Hall, S225. Thursday panels include, “Dollars and Watts: Energy Use Information for Electronics,” with participants including California State Senator Alex Padilla, as well as executives from Best Buy, Dell and Motorola, and “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About State E-Waste Laws but Were Afraid to Ask,” addressing e-waste challenges across state lines. “The EPA Recycling Leadership Roundtable,” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 8 in S225.

For more news about the 2010 International CES, including a complete conference agenda, visit CESweb.org. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 5, to take advantage of all the CES press events, including CES Unveiled from 4-7 p.m. on January 5.

 

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