CES 2010 has worldwide focus

By November 24, 2009Newswires
[quote]INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES BRING WORLDWIDE FOCUS TO THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL CES

Arlington, Va., November 24, 2009 – More than 950 technology companies from outside the United States will be among the more than 2,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest consumer electronics (CE) products at the 2010 International CES ® – the world`s largest consumer technology tradeshow. The 2010 International CES runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will attract more than 22,000 international attendees from 140 countries.

“CES is the place to feel the pulse of the CE industry and to network with the right people for your business,” said Radomir Jovanovic, president and CEO, SPiDCOM Technologies, a French fabless manufacturer of HomePlug AV and Ethernet over Coax (EoC) semiconductors. “This year, we are introducing to the US market our SPC300 ‘no-limits’ HomePlug AV SoC, honored with the prestigious CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award. ”

“Each year we have increased our presence at CES, as the success of the show demands it,” said David Harold, PR director of UK- based Imagination Technologies. “This year we are debuting our consumer brand PURE in the USA, as well as showing the latest developments in our graphics, processor and communications technologies. We didn`t consider any other venue for that debut. It had to be CES, as there is no other show that provides such an impressive launch pad for new CE products.”

CES will host new CE Spotlights on the show floor, including new destinations: EHX@CES, a dedicated show experience with free manufacturer training, an exclusive attendee reception, complimentary access to the high-performance audio demo rooms and CE Pro Headquarters; iLounge Pavilion will feature the latest and greatest iPod, iPhone and Macintosh related products and technologies; and Living in Digital Times, which turns the concept of a traditional exhibit upside-down with focus on technology that`s relevant to particular lifestyles. After successful launches of Kids@Play and the Silvers Summit, Living in Digital Times is now adding the Digital Health Summit, Mommy Tech and HigherEd Tech Zones.

“The International CES is a hugely effective platform that allows our company to share exciting news with other people in our industry,“ said Raj Jain, founder and president of Ontario, Canada-based SVAT Electronics/Defender. “We are doing everything we can to innovate within the video security market and are getting more involved with valuable programs such as ENERGY STAR®. We are eager to show everyone at CES what we`ve been up to.”

Other must-see attractions include: The Gaming Showcase which is back and bigger than ever before featuring gaming hardware and software with the entire range of consumer electronics products — from online PC and HD gaming, plasma HDTV and home theater furniture to surround sound and power conditioning hardware. The International Gateway, will feature international exhibitors showcasing the latest innovative technologies and products from around the world; Location Based Services, which includes the Safe Driver TechZone, serves as the premiere location for providers of custom technologies, services and advertising sent to portable and in-car navigation devices, based on their current locations; and Sustainable Planet the hot spot for world-changing technologies, whether benefiting the environment, utilizing new forms of sustainable energy, renewing our resources, or contributing to the development of nations both on and off the grid.

The CES conference program kicks off on Wednesday January 6, 2010, featuring more than 250 conference sessions with 800 top tier speakers. The conference program unites the industry`s most respected experts to address the latest trends, strategies and profit opportunities in consumer technology. The 2010 Keynote lineup includes Nokia`s Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Hisense`s Zhou Houjian speaking as part of the Technology and Emerging Countries (TEC) program. The overall conference series will have nine Knowledge Tracks, including; Emerging Technology, Home Entertainment and Lifestyle Technologies, Issues and Attitudes, In–Vehicle Technology, Just the Facts: Research, Reports and Revelation, Technology and The Environment, Wireless Communications, Wireless Retail and brand new UP NEXT at CES: Creativity, Content and Cash.

“As the world`s leading market research company for POS data in the retail and technology sectors, UK- based GfK Retail and Technology is delighted to once again be at CES,” said Pascal Bollon, Global Director, GfK. “The 2010 CES is particularly exciting for GfK as we have recently launched our ‘Digital World’ service, a unique database of actual, real-time sales, where all technical consumer goods can be tracked and analyzed across every continent.”

The 2010 International CES will host 20 market-specific TechZones throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). These TechZones will highlight the latest in 3D Technology, Digital Health, eBooks, Netbooks, Robotics, and much more. In addition, The International Commerce Center (ICC) will now be located at Booth #5235 in the North Hall of the LVCC. For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit our exhibitor directory at CESweb.org/exhibitors.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at http://www.CE.org.

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