TechWorld exhibitors given the chance to showcase innovation at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas

UK Trade & Investment and the Consumer Electronics Association announce competition to find the next game changing innovation

October 28th 2011 - TechWorld, one of the UK's largest international technology events held 16 -17 November at London's ExCel, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the trade association for the $190 billion consumer electronics industry in the USA, have launched a competition to find the next big thing at the TechWorld show. The competition, in partnership with the CEA, is open to all exhibitors at TechWorld and features three prizes - all of which include exhibition space in the Eureka Park TechZone at 2012 International CES, which will run 10 -13 January in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Stephen McGowan, Head of Operations, ICT Sector, at UK Trade and Investment, says: "This is an incredible opportunity for TechWorld exhibitors at the forefront of consumer technology. The 2012 International CES event is a real showcase for any business looking to break into the consumer electronics sector with an innovative new product. The Eureka Park TechZone is an area dedicated to the latest innovations and is the perfect platform to launch a new technology to potential investors, partners, retailers and analysts."

2012 International CES is expected to span 1.7 million net square feet of exhibit space, with more than 2,700 exhibitors from 140 countries. More than 140,000 attendees are anticipated, with some 30,000 from outside of the U.S., to experience in excess of 20,000 product launches across cutting edge technology categories such as; 3D, mobile DTV, tablets, apps, connected TVs embedded internet, green technology and more.

The competition includes a first prize winner and two runner -up prizes. The overall winner will receive a 10ft x 10ft booth at the Eureka Park TechZone at 2012 International CES, hotel accommodation for two representatives in Las Vegas from 10 -13 January and a top table space at CESUnveiled@London on 17 November. Two runner -ups will receive the same exhibition booth at the show and the opportunity to network with 140,000 industry professionals and 5,000 worldwide media and analysts.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, TechWorld exhibitors have to answer this question - in 100 words or less, what innovative technology would you showcase at 2012 International CES? Answers should be sent to vivalasvegas@techworld.uk.com by Friday 11 November, six companies will be shortlisted and announced at TechWorld. The shortlisted companies will then be invited to join the exclusive TechWorld Networking Evening on Wednesday 16 November, at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London, where the winners will be announced.

To find out more about this unique opportunity, visit www.techworld.uk.com/CES2012 and to register to exhibit at TechWorld click here www.techworld.uk.com/promoteyourbusiness.
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Notes to editors:

TechWorld 2011 (16 - 17 November 2011, ExCel, London), hosted by UK Trade & Investment and now in its 6th successful year, is the UK's largest international technology event. Last year's event saw more than 450 international investors from 50 countries meet with UK delegates and exhibitors from technology, science and research and development. In excess of 3000 one -to -one meetings were conducted and 45% of UK business attendees expected to generate revenue from international markets as a direct result of the event.
This year the event is focused on helping UK technology and science entrepreneurs increase overseas trade, access critical research and development and identify new markets for growth.
For more information on TechWorld, please visit www.techworld.uk.com

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK -based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK's economy - acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.
For more information on UKTI, visit www.ukti.gov.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. For latest press releases, visit the online media centre.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 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 owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org

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