CONNECTIONS™ announces upcoming events CONNECTIONS™ Europe and CONNECTIONS at CES

CONNECTIONS™ releases 2006 event summary, announces upcoming events CONNECTIONS™ Europe and CONNECTIONS™ at CES

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jenny Barrett or Chelsey Tyson
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113
Email: jenny@parksassociates.com; Chelsey@parksassociates.com

CONNECTIONS™ releases 2006 event summary, announces upcoming events CONNECTIONS™ Europe and CONNECTIONS™ at CES

Dallas, TX Aug 3 - CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase today released the event summary for its recent 2006 conference, available for download at www.connectionsconference.com. The document summarizes points of discussion and research findings from the May 2006 CONNECTIONS™ conference, highlighting current trends in advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

One key barometer for the market potential of digital technologies is growth of broadband, and over 360 million households worldwide will have broadband Internet service by 2010, according to Parks Associates, which produces CONNECTIONS™ in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

"Broadband is the foundation of digital living," said Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates. "As more households gain broadband access, it will create a global market for these digital solutions, but companies hoping to seize on this potential have to understand regional, economic, and cultural differences. CONNECTIONS™ opens a high -level dialogue where we examine problems and find solutions in the ever -expanding domain of digital living technologies."

The next event in the CONNECTIONS™ events series is CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets, to take place November 14 -16, 2006, at the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Germany. The event will bring together market leaders from companies around the world to discuss the regional and global opportunities and challenges for digital products and services. The preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe is available at www.connectionseurope.com.

CONNECTIONS™ is also hosting nine sessions at 2007 International CES:

• Business Models for Managing the Digital Home
• Mass -market Home Controls? Products, Protocols and the Players!
• Making Media Meaningful: The Consumer as Content Producer
• Connected Home Entertainment: Underserved or Over -hyped?
• Mobile TV: Primetime for the Little Screen?
• Consumer Electronics Meet Service Providers: Round 2
• The State of Home Networking
• Bringing Mobile Entertainment Home
• Powerline Networking: Has its Day Arrived?

CONNECTIONS™ is currently accepting submissions to speak on these panels. Industry executives interested in participating can submit at www.connectionsconference.com. Deadline to submit is September 1, 2006.

For more information about CONNECTIONS™, CONNECTIONS™ Europe, or CONNECTIONS™ at CES, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

About CONNECTIONS™
Now in its eleventh year, CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments. CONNECTIONS™ 2007 will take place May 1 -3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

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