ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced that Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn will deliver a keynote address on opening day of CES® 2017. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES 2017 will run Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
Ghosn will deliver his keynote Thursday, Jan. 5 from 4–5 PM at the Westgate Theater in the Westgate Las Vegas where he will discuss a major technological breakthrough in the realization of a zero-emission, zero-fatality world for everyone.
“Carlos Ghosn is a major figure in the advancement of the global automotive industry. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome him to our keynote stage,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “By championing innovation, Mr. Ghosn expanded Nissan into new international markets and committed Nissan to a future where technology innovation improves the lives of everyone, not just the few. We cannot wait to hear how Nissan will continue to revolutionize our automotive experience and our future.”
In his first appearance at CES, Ghosn will unveil a vision of the world made better by the latest automotive technology innovations. In his role as leader of The Renault-Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest automotive groups, Ghosn will share space-age advances that significantly alter our understanding of how our world will evolve.
In addition to this keynote, Nissan will exhibit at CES 2017 in North Hall as part of the Vehicle Technology Category. One of the newest additions to this category is the Autonomous Vehicles Marketplace, which has grown by 75% since its inception in 2014. This marketplace showcases the latest advancements in autonomous driving and car safety – an area that a vast majority of consumers are excited about, according to a recently released CTA survey of consumers.
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About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.19 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500, and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since March 1999. More information can be found in the Nissan Global Newsroom and on the Nissan “Drive” page on Medium. For news and updates, follow @NissanMotor on Twitter.
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