Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

October 24, 2005 16:27 ET

2006 International CES Captures the Excitement of the Digital Imaging Market

ARLINGTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 24, 2005) -

Latest in Digital Cameras, Software and Imaging Technology Featured at World's Largest Tradeshow for Consumer Technology

The latest in digital imaging products, software and accessories take center stage at the 2006 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, January 5-8, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Fueled by falling prices, improved technology and exceptional ease-of-use, digital imaging products are some of today's hottest selling technologies and they are sure to top most holiday wish lists this fall," said Karen Chupka, vice president of events and conferences at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of CES. "The International CES continues its focus on this important industry sector by attracting leading digital imaging manufacturers and offering the latest in digital capture, document imaging, scanning, production and storage."

Again in 2006, CES presents Flash Forward 3.0: Bringing Digital Imaging into Focus, to showcase the latest digital imaging products and services. This day-long event, sponsored by InfoTrends Research Group and Picture Business, examines the process of capturing, editing, sharing, printing, storing and managing still and motion images and offers front-line exposure to the exploding digital imaging market. Flash Forward 3.0 will take place at the all-new Innovations Plus at the Sands in the Galileo ballroom at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Digital Imaging also will be a popular topic for the CES Industry Insider series and SuperSessions at the 2006 International CES. Antonio Perez, president and CEO of Eastman Kodak, will present an Industry Insider session dedicated to digital imaging on Friday, January 6, from 11 a.m. to noon. The CES SuperSession scheduled on Friday at 1 p.m., The Heir to the 1-Hour Throne, will focus specifically on digital imaging and consumers - how they will opt to view, print, share and store images in the digital age.

Digital imaging products will be on display at several hot product TechZones spread through out Innovations Plus at the Sands. See how digital imaging products fit into the homes and cars of the future at the TechHome, Telematics and Connected Home Entertainment TechZones, and catch the latest information in digital storage at the SD Card Association TechZone.

On the show floor, all major digital imaging manufacturers will display their latest technologies and products at the 2006 International CES for the first time. Key exhibitors include Canon, Eastman Kodak, Fuji Photo Film, Hewlett-Packard, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Vivitar.

On the educational front, the 2006 International CES offers several sessions dedicated to the digital imaging market. The CES digital imaging knowledge track focuses primarily on camera phones and other exciting imaging technologies that have exploded onto the market in recent years. Additionally, the CES Digital Media Training program provides more than 36 authorized training sessions in digital film and video editing, motion graphics, sound design, web design, DVD authoring and 3D animation from Future Media Concepts.

Finally, the popular CES awards programs will honor the best-of-the-best with award categories dedicated to the digital imaging industry. Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards will honor the best designed digital imaging product, while the Technology is a Girl's Best Friend Diamond Product Showcase will highlight the digital imaging products with the features most-wanted by a female audience. CNET's Best of CES awards will honor the top digital imaging product debuted at CES in 2006.

To find out more about digital imaging at the 2006 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive site for all CES news and information before, during and after the show.

Note to Journalists: All verified CES press and analysts receive complimentary access to all CES conference sessions, keynotes and Industry Insiders. Press and analyst registration is available at www.CESweb.org, where the full slate of exhibitor press conferences also is posted. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 3, to take advantage of all the CES press events, including CES Unveiled at 4 p.m. on January 3 in the Bellini Ballroom of Innovations Plus at the Sands.

About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $121 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.



UPCOMING EVENTS

-- EHX Fall 2005
November 7-11, 2005, Anaheim, CA

-- CES New York Press Preview
November 15, 2005, New York, NY

-- CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of CES
January 3, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

-- 2006 International CES
January 5-8, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

-- Winter Summit 2006
March 2-4, 2006, Vail, CO

-- CEA 2006 Winter Technology and Standards Forum
March 6-10, 2006, Clearwater Beach, FL

-- CEA Spring Break
March 14-17, 2006, Washington, DC

-- 2006 PARA Conference
May 3-7, 2006, Hilton Head, SC

-- 2006 Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
June 21-23, 2006, Southampton, Bermuda

-- 2006 SINOCES
July 7-10, 2006, Qingdao, China



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