Verizon. Living in Digital Times. Delta Airlines. Variety. High-tech companies, Vegas hotels, major publications and a host of other companies have something to make your CES experience better in this edition of CES Up to the Minute.
Verizon's Lowell McAdam Joins the CES Keynote Lineup
Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s chairman and CEO, is returning to the CES keynote stage. As a world leader in providing innovation in communications, mobility and entertainment, Verizon’s success comes from the key role it plays in the lives of consumers. CES is excited to add McAdam to the CES keynote lineup to share his vision for the future of expanded access to technology, empowering consumers around the world. McAdam’s keynote address takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, in The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom. The developing keynote lineup can be found on CESweb.org/keynotes.
20 Destinations to Pique Your Interest
Spread across the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC)/the LVH and The Venetian, you’ll find 20 specialized locations that group the hottest, most life-changing tech on the planet. Be sure to head to the TechZones below to see genius at its best:
The Venetian: All about the family? Kids@Play and MommyTech provide domesticated-tech within these relocated TechZones on Level 2. Head to Level 3 of this official venue to witness innovation at its core within the expanded Eureka Park TechZone. You’ll find it chock full of the home-grown innovators and budding entrepreneurs. You’ll even find yourself in international waters with the relocation of the International Gateway at The Venetian, an additional location of the International Commerce Center (ICC) will be located within the Gateway.
The LVCC/the LVH: Set to be a picture-perfect accessories destination with the relocation of PMA@CES and the expansion of the iLounge Pavilion. Take the walkway over to the LVCC to feast your eyes on the relocated GoElectricDrive TechZone within the automotive electronics area in North Hall. For tech that sweats, head to South Hall 2 for the new homes of FitnessTech and the Digital Health Summit TechZones.
Secure Your Hotel & Travel Reservations!
Hotels are filling quickly, but CES rates are still available at great CES hotels like Alexis Park, Tropicana, and Westin. Visit CESweb.org/hotel for a full list of rates and availability. Remember: save time and money by taking the free CES shuttles to and from official CES hotels.
Book your airline with CES discount codes to save more. CES has partnered with three major airlines to bring you savings. Save anywhere from 2-10 percent on American, Delta or United Airlines. Visit the travel section of CESweb for details on how to book.
Trade Show Executive 2012 Reader's Choice Award Winner!
The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) was awarded “The Most Innovative Organization” by Trade Show Executive magazine. The magazine also granted the International CES recognition as “The Most Innovative Green Initiatives by Show Management” for strides in “greening” the 2012 International CES®, the world’s most important consumer technology event. Trade Show Executive magazine’s 10th Annual Reader’s Choice Innovation Awards salute those who are making waves for show managers, exhibitors, attendees and the exposition industry as a whole.
Initiatives that lead to CEA being named most innovative organization in the trade show industry included its successful launch of the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2012 CES, featuring more than 100 entrepreneurs and start ups across a range of product categories, as well as CES’ new Entertainment Matters program, designed for the content and entertainment community and conferences and exhibits focused on digital health and fitness community. CEA also has made innovative use of technology and apps to communicate important information and show news to its global attendees, including the award-winning CES Mobile App and CEA’s use of CESontheTube for show highlight videos.
CEA implemented several green programs at the 2012 CES that included producing 190,000 badge holders from recycled 2011 CES vinyl banners and collecting over 80,000 square feet of vinyl and magnetic banners and show signs to repurpose and give back to the local community. The two 2012 CES on-site press rooms housed paperless exhibitor press kits, featuring exhibitor news via USBs, CDs or URLs, and the overall recycle rate at the 2012 CES is an industry leading 75 percent. Additionally, CEA donated $50,000 to Green Chips for solar panel installation at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and another $25,000 to Repurpose AMERICA for sun shades at the UNLV Rebel Recycling facility.
Prep and Play with the 2013 CES Mobile App!
CES Mobile is a great planning tool for CES. If you have a tablet, smartphone, or any other handheld, web-enabled device, you can build your schedule and plan your time at CES on the go – anywhere, anytime.
CES Mobile provides attendees with easy-to-use interactive capabilities to enhance your show experience:
The dashboard keeps you organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker and conference program information
Sync MyCES to create your schedule at once
Alerts allow you to receive important real-time communications
Keep up with CES news
Follow and join in on the show chatter with the built-in Twitter feed
Rate and comment on conference sessions you attend
Locate exhibitors you want to visit on the interactive show floor maps
Connect with colleagues using the Friends feature
Share your event photos and experiences in the photo gallery
Watch CES Mobile videos
Find Las Vegas hotel and travel accommodations
to learn more!
Downloading CES Mobile is easy! For iPhone (plus iPad & iPod Touch) and Android phones, visit the App Store or Google Play on your device and search for 2013 CES
Problems downloading the app? Point your mobile browser to http://m.core-apps.com/2013ces
or scan the QR code. From there you will be directed to download the proper version of the app for your particular device, or on some phones, bookmark this page for future reference.
Variety Film Marketing Summit
The Variety Film Marketing Summit, October 24 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles, is dedicated to exploring innovation and trends in theatrical film marketing in order to achieve box office success with today's movie audiences. Industry leaders from both major and independent studios, as well as speakers from pioneering technology companies who are increasingly partnering with Hollywood, will discuss the proliferation of promotional tools and strategies to connect with fans across multiplying platforms and devices. Sponsors of the summit to date include Yahoo!, Tremor Video and CES.
Last year’s summit speakers included Director/Producer, Ivan Reitman; Twentieth Century Fox CMO, Oren Aviv; Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution President, Dwight Caines; and Warner Bros. Pictures Worldwide Marketing President, Sue Kroll.
Early bird registration is now open and costs $595. Reserve your spot early and save $100. Plus enter code CES25 and get an additional 25 percent off.
CEA Hosts Research Summit at Industry Forum
Each year, we always ask ourselves, “What am I going to gift this holiday?” Luckily, this year at Research Summit at Industry Forum, CEA experts Shawn DuBravac and Steve Koenig will present the best technology ideas for your special someone. Join us October 17 in San Francisco, to discuss holiday ideas along with many other interesting topics.
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