The event will bring together representatives from TV and cable networks, government agencies, satellite and cable providers, retailers, distributors, TV brands, TV OEMs, panel/tube/engine manufacturers and IC manufacturers.

HDTV FORUM 2004: ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION

HDTV FORUM 2004: ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION
www.DisplaySearch.com/hdtvforum 

The event will bring together representatives from TV and cable networks, government agencies, satellite and cable providers, retailers, distributors, TV brands, TV OEMs, panel/tube/engine manufacturers and IC manufacturers.


Following on the heels of the overwhelming success of the inaugural HDTV Forum 2003, DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting and Insight Media, and with support from CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HighDef Magazine and HomeToys, the second annual HDTV Forum 2004: Accelerating the HDTV Transition. The event, which proved so successful last year and attracted nearly 300 attendees, has been expanded to three days, and will be held at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California on August 24-26, 2004. Sponsors of the event include LG.Philips LCD, Zoran and Brillian Corporation.

The event will bring together representatives from TV and cable networks, government agencies, satellite and cable providers, retailers, distributors, TV brands, TV OEMs, panel/tube/engine manufacturers and IC manufacturers for information exchange on the key topics facing the emergence of the HDTV era and will offer an opportunity to interact with the industry's movers and shakers.

What do you stand to gain by attending?

  • Hear major consumer electronics companies discuss and debate challenges and strategies for the HDTV transition.
  • Learn which TV technologies are potential winners through the eyes of the top TV brands.
  • Learn more about what is happening at the retail level.
  • Determine how and when commercial programming will be affected by the transition to HD.
  • Learn more about when HDTV content will become pervasive.
  • Gain insight into the different HDTV deliver methods.
  • Hear issues regarding production and filming challenges arise as more and more television programming moves to HD
  • Learn how HDTV will revolutionize the homes of consumers.
  • Network with top industry executives throughout all segments of the industry.
  • Witness cutting edge product demonstrations.
  • Walk away with tens of thousands of dollars in valuable market research from highly respected market research firms.

DAY ONE - Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Time

Session

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 8:40am

Conference Overview

8:40am - 10:20am

Session 1:  Global HDTV Policy

Panel Session

10:20am - 10:40am

Break

10:40am - 12:10pm

Session 2:  Challenges in HDTV Content Creation

12:10pm 12:40pm

Session 3:  Expanding HDTV Programming

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Lunch

1:40pm - 3:20pm

Session 4:  HDTV in Retail:  Lessons from the Channel

Panel Session

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Break

3:40pm - 5:40pm

Session 5:  HDTV Delivery: Cable, Satellite or Terrestrial

Panel Session

5:40pm - 9:00pm

Exhibits, Entertainment, Drinks and Dinner

DAY TWO - Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Time

Session

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 10:20am

Session 6:  TV Manufacturers' HDTV Market Outlook:
Driver, Production Positioning and Technology Positioning

Panel Session

10:20am - 10:40am

Break

10:40am - 12:40pm

Session 7:  Rear Projection HDTV:  LCD, DLP, LCOS or CRT?

Panel Session

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Lunch

1:40pm - 3:20pm

Session 8:  Plasma TVs:  Can They Meet RPTV Price Points and Take Over the 40"+ Market?

Panel Session

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Break

3:40pm - 5:40pm

Session 9:  LCD TVs:  When/Will They Take Over?

Panel Session

5:40pm - 9:00pm

Exhibits, Entertainment, Drinks and Dinner

DAY THREE - Wednesday, August 26, 2004

TRACK 1

Time

Session

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 10:10am

Session 10:  Front Projection TVs:  Niche or Mainstream?

Panel Session

10:10am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 12:30pm

Session 11:  Projection Supply Chain:  Can It Keep Up?

Panel Session

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:10pm

Session 12:  Will the CRT Survive the HDTV Era?

Panel Session

3:10pm - 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm - 5:10pm

Session 13:  Quantifying and Comparing TV Performance

Panel Session

TRACK 2

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 10:10am

Session 14:  TV Display Electronics:  Taking Advantage of a Huge Market Opportunity

10:10am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 12:30pm

Session 14:  Display Electronics (cont.)

Panel Session

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:10pm

Session 15:  The Impact of HDTV on Recordable Media

Panel Session

3:10pm - 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm - 5:10pm

Session 16:  Wireless TVs, Media Centers and the Networked Home

Panel Session

5:10pm

END OF CONFERENCE

Hear what was said about the 2003 event:

"I have been to so many forums that I now have limited expectations. But I was very pleased to see and hear the high caliber of both the speakers and attendees at the HDTV Forum. It was a most worth-while event." - Scott Ramirez, VP of Marketing, Toshiba

"As co-sponsors of HDTV Forum 2003, we believe it is vital to bring together all of the key members of the HDTV community. It is critical for all participants to help manage the transition to HDTV, with forums like this playing an important role." - Jeff Joseph, VP of Communications & Strategic Relationships, CEA

"The HDTV Forum 2003 appears to have been a watershed of information, while providing a great platform for dialogue to all those that attended." - Chris Chinnock, President, Insight Media

"We hoped that by bringing together the entire TV food chain, we would help fuel high definition's growth and also accelerate awareness regarding the benefits and status of HDTV technology and programming, in an effort to minimize the chicken and egg problem that has affected this technology. As was discussed during the conference, the rapid growth of HDTV is now inevitable." - Ross Young, President, DisplaySearch

Call for Speakers

We are also accepting speaker submissions, so please submit a 100-word abstract, a 100-word bio of your proposed speaker to Kendra Smith at kendra@displaysearch.com or 512-732-0850.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Hurry to join Gold sponsors LG.Philips LCD and Zoran and Bronze sponsor, Brillian Corporation. Sponsorships are available now from $5,995 - $9,995 - a cost effective means to build your brand awareness in the high def world. By sponsoring, you will have an opportunity to market to and build a presence across this entire industry. Sponsorships include Gold, Silver and Bronze levels and your logo and name will be marketed throughout the time leading up to the event, as well as at the event.

Please contact Kendra Smith at kendra@displaysearch.com  or 512-732-0850 for more information.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Take your place in the cutting-edge world of HD! Exhibit space is also available for $995. With your space, you will receive one 10'x10' booth, your corporate summary in our conference proceedings, and a link on the conference website. Again, this is a cost effective means to build brand awareness and showcase your latest product in a hot market. The exhibit hours will take place in the California Showroom, built exclusively to host a free-flowing and spacious show. Located directly across from the Los Angeles Room and Santa Monica Ballroom, the venues for our general session, your traffic flow will be guaranteed. Refreshments will be served in the hall, and we are making the space a 'must see' for attendees, from a place to view the latest and greatest products to a prime place to meet and network with colleagues.

Please contact Kendra Smith at kendra@displaysearch.com  or 512-732-0850 for more information.

About the Hotel

Set in the vibrant heart of West Los Angeles, this award-winning urban resort combines the glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age with contemporary grace and style. Our general session will take place in the beautiful Los Angeles Room, home to many star-studded events. The special conference rate of

The special conference rate of $169/night is available until July 31, 2004. Please call the hotel directly at 310-277-2000 to reserve your room.

The Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Los Angeles 2025 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067 Tel: (310) 277-2000 Fax: (310) 551-3355

Register Now

Register by July 15 and you pay only $1,395 for three days of sessions, three days of networking events and three days of exhibits! Each attendee will receive the conference proceedings in hard copy and on CD-ROM.

Need more information about registration, sponsorships and exhibiting?

Please visit the official conference website at www.displaysearch.com/hdtvforum.


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