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2004 International CES Surpasses 1.1 Million Square Feet Of Space
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Explosion of New Technology Creates Show that Truly Defines Technology's Future Arlington, Va., June 16, 2003 - More than 110,00 leaders from industries representing all facets of the global economy will witness the latest developments in fast-growing product categories such as digital imaging, wireless technology, electronic gaming and broadband, as well as the latest advances in digital audio and video, mobile electronics and accessories when the 2004 International CES, North America's largest tradeshow of any kind, returns to Las Vegas January 8-11, 2004. The International CES is sponsored, produced and managed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
"An explosion of newer products and technologies are being created breeding some of the hottest trends in CE such as digital imaging, mobile gaming and wireless technology. During this renaissance era, consumers are witnessing an increase in product efficiency and functionality," exclaimed CEA Vice President of Events and Conferences Karen Chupka. "The 2004 International CES reflects and drives these new and emerging product sectors causing an explosion of growth on the show floor that will now house exhibits both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center."
The 2004 International CES focuses on more than 20 product areas from more than 2,000 exhibitors spread throughout both the inside and outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Hilton, the Riviera Hotel and the Alexis Park Resort. Some of the exhibitors taking significant space at the 2004 show include: Audiovox, Eastman Kodak, Fuji, Harman Consumer Group, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Epson, Kyocera, Logitech, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, Palm Solutions Group, Panasonic, Pioneer, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sony, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, XM Satellite Radio and Zenith.
General attendee registration now is available at www.CESweb.org. In addition, a new online tool is available to book hotel accommodations for the 2004 show. The Web tool enables attendees to book rooms directly with a participating hotel, receive real-time confirmation numbers and get the best available rate.
"One of the ways we are looking to improve customer service is via our new online housing tool," said Chupka. "By utilizing this new service, CES attendees will have a faster, easier experience when making hotel accommodations for the show."
In addition to traditional International CES keynotes, conferences, SuperSessions and the Industry Insider series, there will be a plethora of Tech-Zones spread throughout the show floor. Each individual Tech-Zone will showcase some of the hottest products and technology including digital imaging, embedded linux, hi-tech fitness and tablet PC technology that showcases the multi-functionality and convergence driving the $100 billion CE industry.
With more than 10,000 attendees from 100 different countries attending, the 2004 International CES offers global guests services to help apply for travel visas online, keynote presentations in simultaneous translation and access to the International Commerce Center, an on-site locale for business services such as computer and fax capabilities and a lounge for business meetings. The 2004 International CES is a participant in the International Buyer Program (IBP), sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service sector of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
"CES attracts international attendees representing the breadth of worldwide business who receive a level of customer service that exceeds their expectations," said Chupka. "In turn, CES has once again raised the bar to which all tradeshows are measured."
The 2004 International CES International Gateway houses more than 50,000 square-feet of space in the Las Vegas Hilton. The venue is home to exhibitors from countries such as Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden and others displaying some of the most cutting-edge products and technology from abroad.
In addition, the highly regarded Innovations showcase returns where CES honors the best designed and engineered products new to the market. Press and analysts have the chance to get an early look at the 2004 Innovations winners during a special reception Tuesday evening, January 6. Entries will be accepted online beginning September 9, 2003.
Note to Journalists: Wednesday, January 7, 2004 is "CES Press Day." Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Monday, January 5th to take advantage of all the CES press activities, conferences and events on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 6-7.
About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $85 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org , the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
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