ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEA Line Shows, the CE industry’s annual mid-year conference and new technology showcase, this year will expand to include a new citywide industry celebration, CE Week in New York, June 20-24, 2011. In addition to CEA Line Shows and Digital Downtown Conference, CE Week will feature independent conference programs, press conferences and networking events sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of the International CES®.
New items for 2011 CE Week include:
- CEA Demo Suites and Conference, which will focus on residential technology and home theater and will provide an intimate hotel setting for suite demonstrations and private meeting rooms.
- The CEA Demo Suites and Conference will include a conference program as well as several networking events for the media and trade. This event will be held at the Affinia Hotel on 7th Avenue, June 21-22. Maureen Jenson, Editor-in-Chief of CustomRetailer, E-Gear and CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyle magazines, will serve as the program’s conference chair.
“Similar to how the International CES has grown to be a global event each January, CE Week will become our industry’s mid-year celebration of innovative technology every June in New York, the media and financial capital of the world,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “June in New York is the right place at the right time for manufacturers to meet the media, introduce new products and showcase the importance of our industry, which is why this event is expanding again this year.”
The CEA Line Shows, which had over 1,500 attendees and 70 exhibitors in 2010, will again be home to the Digital Downtown Conference program, chaired by Natali Del Conte Morris, news anchor for CNET TV and a technology contributor for CBS News. It will take place on June 22-23 at 7 West 34th Street.
About the CE Week
A weeklong, citywide event in New York City, including CEA Line Shows, Demo Suites and Digital Downtown Conference, organized in association with CEA, the producer of the International CES®, along with Martin Porter Associates and Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO, publisher of Dealerscope, Custom Retailer and E-Gear Magazines.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 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 sponsors and manages the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org.