Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank to Travel to Las Vegas to Visit the Consumer Electronics Show

On Thursday, January 12, Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank will visit the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where she will deliver opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion.

Washington, January 11, 2011 - On Thursday, January 12, Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank will visit the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where she will deliver opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion. The panel, titled "Getting Us Back on Track: How Technology and Innovation Can Save America" focuses on the integral role innovation and technology play to the U.S. economy.

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. This year, more than 2,700 companies will debut the next generation of innovative products across all sectors of the consumer electronics industry.
WHO:
Acting U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large, Fortune
Luis Arbulu, Partner, Hattery
Marthin De Beer, Senior Vice President, Emerging Business Group, Cisco Systems
Dean Kamen, President, DEKA Research and Development Corporation
Mark J. Penn, Worldwide President & CEO, Burson -Marsteller, and President, Penn Schoen Berland
WHEN:
10:30 am, Thurs., January 12, 2012
WHERE:
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Room N264
454 Sierra Vista Dr,
Las Vegas, NV 89169
RSVP:
For media who wish to RSVP for this event, contact Megan Pollock at mpollock@ce.org. For interview opportunities with Acting
Deputy Secretary Blank, contact Mike Kruger at mkruger@doc.gov.
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 and through social media:

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