2013 International CES Registration Opens Today

Free Registration through August 31

Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today opens registration for the 2013 International CES®, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, scheduled January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev.


Registration for the 2013 International CES is free to consumer technology professionals through August 31. A registration fee of $100 will start on September 1, and the fee will increase to $200 on January 2. Attendees and media can register today at CESweb.org.

The International CES has room blocks at discounted rates, available for a limited time, at partner hotels throughout Las Vegas. It is important to make hotel reservations early to get the best rates.

The International CES attracts 150,000 of the top executives, retail buyers, content providers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from 150 countries.

"Excitement and buzz is already starting to build for the 2013 International CES, which will be the most important global technology event of the year," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. "With new innovations in cloud computing, software and apps, digital health, lifestyle technologies and automotive technologies, the 2013 International CES is sure to feature the standout products and trends of 2013 across all major product categories."

Press registration is always free. For media services, registration and credential criteria information, please visit CESweb.org/press. Additional information on the 2013 International CES can be found at CESweb.org, including hotel and airline information to assist attendees in making their CES travel plans.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 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 at www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org

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