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CES 2007 Summary  (1/2007)

    by Douglas Dixon


See the Galleries for updated trends, technology, products:

    Galleries: | Video Editing Software | DVD Authoring Software | Cameras | Camcorders |
                        | Media Players - iPod / iPhone | Handheld Devices | Mobile Comm - Smartphone Apps |
                        | Portable Storage | Audio Accessories | Power Accessories | Peripherals |

2007 International Consumer Elecronics Show

    Exhibition, Conference, Retail


2007 International CES

  • January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada -- 40th anniversary
  • World's largest consumer technology tradeshow
  • Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
        more than 2,100 corporate members, www.ce.org
  • Over 140,000 attendees, 2,700 exhibitors
  • 1.8 million net sq ft exhibit space - largest show floor in its history
  • 20,000 product launches and major partnership announcements
  • More than 175 conference sessions and 300 speakers
  • CES 150K, Magic Intl. 115K, NAB 110K
  • Comdex over 200K, CONEXPO CON/AGG construction 135K, 2K exhibitors
  • www.cesweb.org

Las Vegas

  • 2006: 133,000 guest rooms, 9.5 million sq ft convention and exhibit space
        07: +467K sq ft, 137K rooms, 08: +1.3M sq ft, 145K rooms, 09: +360K sq ft, 161K rooms
        10: +1.2M sq ft = 3.4M sq ft, 169K rooms
  • LVCC (Wikipedia) - Opened on April 1959, 110,340 sq ft
        1998 expansion to 1.9 million sq ft, 2004 expansion added South Hall, 1.3 million sq ft 
  • www.lvcva.com


CES - Exhibition

CES / Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)

  • 3.2 million sq ft facility, within short distance of more than 100,000 guest rooms
  • 2 million sq ft exhibit space, 144 meeting rooms (243,000 sq ft)
  • North Hall (409K sq ft)
        - Mobile electronics (in-car technology) exhibits
        - Meeting rooms: Information technology (IT) and wireless communications
  • Central Plaza
        - Sponsored exhibits, NextGen Home Experience
  • Central Hall (623K sq ft)
        - Audio/video and digital imaging exhibits
  • South Hall (908K sq ft)
        - Ground level: Home systems, Home theater, Satellite systems
        - Upper level: Computer hardware and software, Digital imaging, Gaming
        - Home networking, IT, Internet infrastructure / content, Wireless technology
  • www.lvcva.com

CES / Las Vegas Hilton

CES / Sands Expo and Convention Center / The Venetian

  • Keynotes, Emerging technology, High-performance audio & home theater
  • 1.8 million square feet of combined meeting and event space
  • Sands adding 1 million sq ft - 2008
  • www.sandsexpo.com

CES - Conference

CES / Presentations

  • Keynotes: Microsoft's Bill Gates, Motorola's Ed Zander, Disney's Robert Iger
        Dell's Michael Dell, CBS' Leslie Moonves
  • Industry Insiders: Nokia's Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Cisco's John Chambers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

CES / Partner Programs

  • Digital Hollywood
  • CES Digital Media Training ~ 24 sessions
  • CES Game Power Conference
  • CES Government 2007
  • CES Mobile Entertainment
  • Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Academy
        www.entertainmentsupplychain.com
  • IEEE: International Conference on Consumer Electronics - ICCE
        www.icce.org/conference_program/schedule07.htm
  • MECP Installation Training
    Mobile/Consumer Market Trends and Memory Solutions
  • Mobile Broadband & Content Conference
  • Robotics Professional Development Program
  • TechHome Basic Training

CES - Retail

Monster Cable Retailer Awards

  • The Venetian Hotel and Casino
  • Concert: George Benson and Al Jarreau, crowd of 4,000
  • Past performers include Santana, Rod Stewart, Crosby, Stills, and Nash
  • www.monstercable.com

CES - Press

  • 2006: 4,500 media, 2,200 financial and industry analysts
  • CES Unveiled: 80 companies, 3 hours, $12,000
  • Showstoppers: 130 companies, 1,400 registered
  • Pepcom: Over 150 sponsors, over 1,000 press (NYC 40 companies, 600 press)
  • Cherry Pick: 65 companies, 2 hours

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