European share of worldwide connected CE market approximately 40%

CONNECTIONS™ Europe to address connectivity, convergence as sales of connected consumer electronics double between 2009 and 2013

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit today released the preliminary agenda for its upcoming executive conference, November 4, 2009, which will feature consumer research and expert analysis on the role of connected consumer electronics (CE) and related services in the connected home ecosystem.


The event, titled The Roadmap for Connected Consumer Electronics and hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, will take place in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel. The Summit features insight into European and global consumer markets from expert analysts and high -level executives representing the top international players in the markets for advanced digital products and services.

"The sale and installation of home network -enabled consumer electronics products will more than double between 2009 and 2013 to more than 100 million units annually," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "The European market will be particularly strong in such categories as connected TVs, game consoles, Blu -ray players, network -attached storage, alternative set -top boxes, and whole -home DVRs. Sales and installations of such products in Europe will grow from 20 million units in 2009 to almost 40 million by 2013."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will quantify demand and address the challenges and opportunities created as these Internet -capable devices are added the network in order to share content and expand interactive services. Rob Timmer, Senior Director Net TV, BU TV, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, will deliver the event's Keynote Address.

Summit Sessions

Connected Europe: Trends and Numbers

Defining the New Video Experience

Evolution of the "Digital Furnace": Residential Gateways and Set -top Boxes

Business Models for On -Demand Lifestyles

Enabling Technologies: Connecting It All

Wrapping It Up - Predictions for the Next Five Years

Deadline for speaker submissions is August 28, 2009. Visit www.connectionseurope.com to submit or to register for the event.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, provide attendees with high -level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4 November 2009, and focuses on the impact of new platforms, consumer buying habits, and new business models and opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and consumer electronics companies. http://www.connectionseurope.com


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