TV Industry Leaders to Speak at HDTV Forum 2003

This innovative two-day conference 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.

NORWALK, CONNECTICUT and AUSTIN, TEXAS - September 17, 2003 - HDTV gurus and high -level speakers from nine of the top big -screen TV makers have all agreed to participate in the first annual HDTV Forum 2003: Enabling HDTV from the Factory to the Home, November 12 -13, 2003, at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in scenic Marina Del Rey, California. The conference is being organized by Insight Media, the leading source for information on the microdisplay industry and DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting.


This innovative two -day conference, co -sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), 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. The conference will provide a unique forum for information exchange about the key topics facing the emergence of the HDTV era and provide an opportunity to interact with the industry's movers and shakers.

The following TV brands have already confirmed top executives as presenters:

Gateway - Erik Gerson - Senior Vice President, Consumer Direct

Hitachi - Bill Whalen - Senior Product Manager

Panasonic - Koji Kikuchi - Group General Manager

Runco - Sam Runco - CEO

Samsung - Jim Sanduski - Vice President of Marketing, Visual Display Products

Sharp - Michael Amkreutz - Director, TV Display Devices

Sony - Tim Baxter - Senior Vice President, TVs

Thomson/RCA - Gary Hubbard - Director WW Product Planning, Microdisplay & Projection TV

Toshiba - Scott Ramirez - Vice President, Marketing

Other companies presenting include Best Buy, Bose, Brillian Corporation, CEA, Chi Mei Optoelectronics, ClairVoyante Laboratories, Coretronic, DisplaySearch, Eastman Kodak, HDNet, Hewlett -Packard, iFire, Insight Media, Joe Kane Productions, LG.Philips LCD, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Pixelworks, Samsung SDI, Silicon Image, Silicon Monitor, Texas Instruments and USDC.

In addition, industry luminaries Conrad Denke (HighDef Magazine) and Dale Cripps (HDTV Magazine and HDTVAA), will be at the conference moderating panels of additional industry experts.

Keynotes include two leading HDTV experts, Sean Wargo, Senior Industry Analyst at CEA and Jim Sanduski, VP of Marketing, at Samsung Electronics. See the bios for the keynote speakers and a list of current speaker bios.

The conference agenda with speaker information can be found at: HDTV Forum Agenda

Sponsors include CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HighDef Magazine, High Definition Television Association of America (HDTVAA), Pixelworks, USDC and Widescreen Review. Additional sponsorships and exhibition opportunities are available.

Early bird registration ends September 30, so save $100 by registering early. The fee is $995 for the two -day event, which includes a registration cocktail reception, attendance to the general session and exhibit hall on both days, and meals. Each attendee will walk away with the conference proceedings, worth tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars, in hard copy and on CD -ROM. Register online at HDTV Forum - Registration

A special discounted hotel conference rate of $135 per night is available to conference attendees until October 21, 2003. Please call the hotel to make your reservations at 310 -301 -3000. The Marina Del Rey Marriott is located only five miles from LAX airport, and three blocks from Venice Beach. It offers beautiful views of the Marina del Rey harbor. The hotel is conveniently located and includes all the modern amenities, including high -speed Internet access in each room.

About Insight Media

Insight Media (Norwalk, CT) (www.insightmedia.info) is a full -service market research company specializing in the microdisplay industry. It publishes the well -respected industry newsletters, Microdisplay Report and Projection Monthly, as well as specialized reports such as the LCOS 2003 Report, Microdisplay Forecast Report and the Near -to -Eye Report. Insight Media covers professional and consumer projection systems from the supply chain through retail distribution.

About DisplaySearch

Founded in 1996, DisplaySearch is the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. Because DisplaySearch surveys the whole display food chain - component suppliers, equipment manufacturers, FPD producers, OEMs, brands, distributors and retailers - it has a unique and highly sought -after viewpoint attracting a growing number of customers. It provides the industry's most valuable market forecasts, technology assessments, surveys, conferences, studies and analyses and has acquired, in just seven years, a customer base of more than 500 companies in 20 countries.

Featured Product

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!