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2013 International CES to Feature Major Consumer Technology Trends and Inspiring Innovations

From wireless wallets to cloud-based services, app integration, digital health and fitness devices and beyond, the 2013 International CES® will feature an array of top consumer technology products and trends, including inspiring innovations across a range of hot products and categories. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will take place January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.

“The 2013 International CES will showcase the latest innovations and trends that will capture the hearts and minds of consumers over the coming months and years,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “More, our conference sessions cover the most important issues and trends across our industry, further cementing CES’ position as a can’t-miss event for industry professionals.”

The 2013 CES will draw 150,000 industry professionals to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,000 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space. In addition to hundreds of conference sessions covering top issues and trends crossing the full spectrum of the consumer technology and related industries, the 2013 CES experience will feature the following representative sampling of exhibitors, keynotes and TechZones:

1. Wireless Wallets

Astro Payments – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 3419
MobiWeb – LVCC, South Hall 4, Upper Level, Booth 35557
Moneto – Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom, Booth 70720
Paywizard – Venetian, Hospitality Suites, Booth 219
Square Inc. – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 4637

Conference Session:
The Battle of Mobile Wallet: Which Platform Will Prevail

2. Gesture Recognition/HMI

Logitech – Venetian, Level 3, San Polo, Booths 3501A, 3502, 3503
Nuance – Venetian, Level 2, Bassano, Booth 2706
Omek Interactive – LVH, Hospitality Suites, Booths 22-121
SoftKinetic – LVH, Hospitality Suites, Booth 2962

Conference Sessions:
3 Trends That Are Redefining the User Interface
User Interface: What it Will Look Like in 5 Years

3. Cloud-Based Services

Cloudbase 3 Apps – LVCC, North Hall
Advanced Micro Devices – LVCC, North Hall, Meeting Rooms, N231, N233, N242
CloudOptix LLC – Venetian, Level 3, Booth 75106
Imagination Technologies – LVCC, South Hall 4, Upper Level, Meeting Rooms, S215, S216
Lowe’s Companies Inc. – Venetian Level 3, San Polo, Booth 3403
PURE – LVCC South Hall 4, Upper Level, Booth 36254
QP Optoelectronics – LVCC, South Hall 4, Upper Level, Booth 35786
Shenzhen Biencloud Technology Co.Ltd. – Venetian, Level 2, Hall D, Booth 72340

Conference Sessions:
Content in the Cloud
How the Cloud is Changing Hardware
Privacy and Security in the Cloud

Super Sessions:
CNET’s Next Big Thing: Always On, The Constantly Connected Consumer is Here – 3-4p.m., January 8, 2013, LVCC, North Hall Upper Level Meeting Rooms N255-257

Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video – 11a.m.-12p.m., January 8, 2013, LVCC, North Hall Upper Level Meeting Rooms N255-257

Keynote Address:
Brand Matters Keynote: Marketing in the Cloud – 11a.m., January 9, 2013, LVH Theater

Research Summit Sessions:
Cloud Computing and the Implications for Consumer Tech – 3-4p.m., January 7, 2013, LVCC, North Hall 250

4. App Integration

CEA MoDev Hackathon – January 9, 2013,Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303
Developer University – January 10, 2013, LVCC, South Hall 4, Upper Level Meeting Rooms
Appy Hour
Mobile Apps Showdown – January 10, 2013, LVCC, North Hall, Upper Level Meeting Rooms, Room N255

5. Digital Health and Fitness

FitBit – LVCC, South Hall 2, Ground Level, Booth 26303
HealthSpot – LVCC, Grand Lobby, Booth GL3; LVH, Hospitality Suites, Booth 1410

Conference Sessions:
The Digital Health Summit
Fitness Tech
Silvers Summit
Creating a Mass Market for Digital Health Electronics
Digital Health: A Retailing’s Next Frontier?
Let’s Get Physical: Getting Connected with Emerging Fitness Technologies

Super Sessions:
The Human Body: The Next Digital Revolution

6. Wireless Home Automation/Home Energy Management

Cao Gadgets LLC – Venetian, Level 3, Booth 74011
Control4 – Renaissance, Hospitality Suites and Summit Room
Current Cost – LVCC, South Hall 1, Ground Level, Booth 21834
Display & Technology Limited – Venetian, Level 2, Hall D, Booth 72510
FutureDash Corp. – Venetian, Level 3, Booth 75114
Jablotron Alarms – LVCC, South Hall 4, Upper Level, Booth 37125
Lowe’s Companies Inc. – Venetian, Level 3, San Polo, Booth 3403
Pilock Corp. – LVCC, North Hall, Booth# 3208

Conference Sessions:
CE Pro Forum at CES
Smart Homes & Digital Consumers: Sponsored by J.D. Power and Associates
Connected Lifestyle Hit Parade: Winning Products and Apps
Smart Appliances: Opportunities in Energy Conservation

7. Connected Consumers: On Demand Services

LightSpeed – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 4135

Conference Sessions:
Cable Conferences at CES
Anytime Anywhere Content
Reinventing TV Through Streaming

8. 3D Printing

Makerbot Industries – LVCC, South Hall 3, Upper Level, Booth 32025
Sculpteo – LVCC, South Hall 2, Ground Level, Booth 26111

9. Safe Driver/Connected Cars

Safe Driver Tech Zone - LVH
Subaru – LVCC, CES Central Plaza, CP-14
General Motors – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 1830
Ford Motor Company – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 2220

Conference Sessions:
Conenct2Car: Optimizing the Connected Driver Experience
Dashboard Tech: 5 Hot Trends Coming Down the Pike

Research Summit Sessions:
The Future of Auto Technology – 4-5p.m., January 7, 2013, LVCC, North Hall, N250

The 2013 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones, including several returning crowd-pleasers such as:

Eureka Park: In partnership with Startup America and the National Science Foundation, this area, featuring entrepreneurs, start-ups and small companies showcasing the next generation of technology, has increased by 40 percent since the 2012 CES, with 140 exhibitors participating.

iLounge Pavilion: Now in its fourth year, iLounge will feature more than 440 exhibitors across a combined total 120,000 square feet of i-related products. The area has nearly quadrupled since its launch in 2010.

PMA@CES: Showcases the most-concentrated exhibits of photo/imaging products and technologies.

Sustainable Planet: Featuring sustainable products and services including green building, alternative energy technologies, green business services and solutions, smart grid technologies, solar and renewable products, sustainable packaging and wireless convergence.

Gaming Showcase: An area of more than 10,000 square feet of exhibit space dedicated to gaming hardware, software and accessories.

Digital Health Summit: Health, wellness and technology converge at this CES TechZone. The Digital Health Summit showcases solutions for diagnosing, monitoring and treating illnesses from obesity to asthma.

The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase – Best of Innovations honorees have been judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. This is the place to see, touch, feel and understand the future of consumer technology. The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products with the highest judges’ scores. This year’s honorees will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase in The Venetian.

For the full CES conferences schedule, please visit: CESweb.org/conferences.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 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: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES, http://twitter.com/IntlCES, http://blog.ce.org/.

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