CONNECTIONS™ to focus on new opportunities and growth in broadband services, PC penetration, data networks, and new media

International research firm Parks Associates announced today CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is accepting speaker submissions for its 2009 conference

International research firm Parks Associates announced today CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is accepting speaker submissions for its 2009 conference, which will take place June 2 -4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.


The thirteenth -annual conference focuses on four primary tracks, correlated to Parks Associates' research: Home Systems, Communications & Entertainment Services, New Media & Digital Content, and Consumer Electronics. The event also features sessions highlighting Parks Associates' consumer research and topics on the expanding vision of the digital lifestyle.

"By 2012, 550 million households worldwide will have broadband access," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "That creates the foundation for access delivery, digital content, and hardware enabling connectivity, resulting in rapid growth of digital solutions around the world. CONNECTIONS™ provides the venue to hear from industry leaders and analyze advanced products and services, applications, and the solutions that will build off this success."

Parks Associates forecasts multiple sectors will prosper in the coming years:

• U.S. revenues for wireless and powerline controls will exceed $3 billion in 2012
• Service and hardware revenues will contribute $1.8 billion to the U.S. eldercare industry by 2013
• U.S. consumers will spend over $6 billion for Internet video services by 2013
• 68 million households worldwide will have home networking applications by the end of 2008

CONNECTIONS™ focuses on the solutions fundamental to the digital lifestyle and offers specialized tracks that examine the emerging opportunities as these solutions evolve. CONNECTIONS™, hosted by Parks Associates with support from CEA®, is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

Visit www.connectionsconference.com to submit to speak. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

About CONNECTIONS™

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) and is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

This unique, research -driven executive conference and showcase, hosting close to 1,000 attendees each year, delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value -added services, and home systems. http://www.connectionsconference.com

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