Consumer Electronics Association

March 23, 2006 14:32 ET

Venetian Hotel to Host High-Performance Audio Exhibits at the 2007 International CES; CES Expands Presence at the Sands Expo and Convention Center and Venetian Hotel

ARLINGTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 23, 2006) -

High-performance audio will move from the Alexis Park to The Venetian Hotel at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES, announced today. The move comes as CES expands its space at the adjoined Sands and Venetian venue.

"With the phenomenal success of CES' expansion to the Sands in 2006, CES is confident that moving to The Venetian is in the best interest of the high-performance audio market," said Karen Chupka, vice president of events and conferences at CEA. "The Venetian space allows us to expand the category to include exhibit options for high-performance home theater companies as well, plus it provides both attendees and exhibitors with the ultimate demonstration experience."

The high-performance audio and home theater product categories now will be represented under the same umbrella at CES, which allows exhibitors to take advantage of increased space at the Sands and Venetian. Exhibitors in the new high-performance audio and home theater category will choose between traditional convention space in intimate Venetian ballrooms and demonstration suites in The Venetian Tower.

"As long-time CES exhibitors with the high-performance audio community at the Alexis Park, we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit at The Venetian Hotel in 2007," said Kathy Gornik, president of THIEL Audio and vice chair of CEA's Audio Division. "Not only does this upscale venue provide the customizable space so important to the category, proximity to the Sands will increase the value and productivity of the show for all exhibitors. We look forward to a great show next year and look forward to bringing our message to a much larger audience."

The 2007 International CES runs January 8-11, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 2,100 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 $125 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 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 International CES
January 8-11, 2007, Las Vegas, NV



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