From the Wires
2013 International CES to Feature Major Consumer Technology Trends and Inspiring Innovations
By: Business Wire
Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 PM
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
Payments – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 3419
2. Gesture Recognition/HMI
– Venetian, Level 3, San Polo, Booths 3501A, 3502, 3503
3. Cloud-Based Services
3 Apps – LVCC, North Hall
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
4. App Integration
MoDev Hackathon – January 9, 2013,Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303
5. Digital Health and Fitness
6. Wireless Home Automation/Home Energy Management
Gadgets LLC – Venetian, Level 3, Booth 74011
7. Connected Consumers: On Demand Services
LightSpeed – LVCC, North Hall, Booth 4135
8. 3D Printing
9. Safe Driver/Connected Cars
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.
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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