Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

November 15, 2005 18:00 ET

Google Co-Founder to Keynote at the 2006 International CES

NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Nov 15, 2005) -

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that Larry Page, co-founder and president of products of Google, will deliver a keynote address at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Page's address is slated for Friday, January 6, 2006, at 4 p.m. in the Hilton Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton. The 2006 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Page has helped lead Google to become one of the world's most prolific brands and recognized as the world's largest Internet search engine. Google has been one of the most innovative companies of the past decade, moving beyond its search engine roots. With his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation, Page is a natural fit for CES. We are thrilled that he has come on board as a keynoter at the 2006 International CES," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "Page joins an outstanding keynote line-up that includes Microsoft's Bill Gates, Intel's Paul Otellini, Sony's Howard Stringer and Yahoo!'s Terry Semel."

Larry Page co-founded Google as the CEO in 1998 and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations and serve on Google's Board of Directors.

In 2002, Page was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and together with co-founder Sergey Brin, he was honored with the Marconi Prize in 2004. He is a trustee on the board of the X PRIZE and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004.

The 2006 International CES focuses on more than 30 product areas from more than 2,500 exhibitors spread throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the Las Vegas Hilton and the Alexis Park. For more news on CES before, during and after the show, including a detailed keynote schedule, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.



Keynote Schedule

Wednesday, January 4, 2006
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Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corp.
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 5, 2006
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Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony Corp.
9 a.m.
Special address prior by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CEA

Paul Otellini
CEO, Intel Corp.
4:30 p.m.

Friday, January 6, 2006
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Terry Semel
Chairman and CEO, Yahoo! Inc.
9 a.m.

Larry Page
Co-founder and President, Google Inc.
4 p.m.

All keynotes take place at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater



Note to Journalists: Detailed press conference information can be found online at www.CESweb.org/press. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 3, 2006 to take advantage of all the CES press conferences and events. CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES will run January 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Bellini Ballroom. A list of press room hours and services also is posted at www.CESweb.org.

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 $90 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

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

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

-- 2006 CEA Winter Summit
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

-- CEA Entertainment Technology Summit
March 15-16, 2006, Washington, DC

-- Digital Patriots Dinner
March 15, 2006, Washington, DC

-- EHX Spring 2006
March 28-April 1, 2006, Orlando, FL

-- CONNECTIONS™ - The Digital Home Conference & Showcase
May 2-4, 2006, Santa Clara, CA

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

-- The 10th Annual Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
June 21-24, 2006, Southampton, Bermuda

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

-- 2006 CEA Summer Technology and Standards Forum
July 24-28, 2006, Coronado, CA

-- CEA Industry Forum
October 16-18, 2006 San Francisco, CA

-- 2007 PARA Conference
May 16-20, 2007, Coronado, CA



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