July 06, 2005 17:30 ET

CEA Accredited as Administrator for U.S. Advisory Group to International Working Group on Exhibition Terminology; U.S. TAG Confirms David Korse as Chair

ARLINGTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Jul 6, 2005) -

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) Working Group on Exhibition Terminology; the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)--producer of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest trade show in the United States-will serve as the TAG Administrator.

ANSI accreditation allows the TAG to be the official working group to generate the U.S. position on questions arising before the international working group. Membership in the U.S. TAG is open to all interested parties and organizations within the United States who indicate that they are directly and materially affected by the activity of the group.

The U.S. TAG also announced confirmation of David Korse, president and CEO of IDG World Expo Corporation, as its chair. Korse has two decades of experience in the event industry, and has overseen the organization of hundreds of exhibition and conference events. In addition, Bob Kelley, director of Business Development, Meeting Consultants, Inc., will serve as a representative of the U.S. TAG at the first meeting of the ISO Working Group on Exhibition Terminology to be held in Singapore on July 25-27, 2005.

"Korse's role in developing U.S. audit standards make him well suited to be Chair of this organization," said Karen Chupka, vice president, CEA Events and Conferences. "Add to that his work as chair of the EEIAC (Event and Exhibition Industry Audit Council), and it's clear that he is the ideal candidate for this position."

CEA leads technology manufacturers in fostering CE industry growth by developing industry standards and technical specifications that enable new products to come to market and encourage interoperability with existing devices. CEA maintains an unmatched reputation as a credible and flexible standards making body and has earned ANSI accreditation. Through more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups, the CEA Technology and Standards program provides a unique and efficient forum where technical professionals throughout the industry develop a unified technology roadmap and address technical issues critical to CE industry growth. Are you part of the process? For information about CEA Technology & Standards, visit www.ce.org/standards.

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.


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