The international CES is a global tradeshow for consumer electronics and technology. “CES stands for innovators and the promise and power of technology.” This year it will take place January 7-10th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This tradeshow is the world’s meeting place for anyone and everyone who prospers on consumer technologies. It has been the platform for innovators and technological advances for over 40 years. This is the introduction place where next-generation innovations are shown for the first time. This convention attracts the world’s business leaders and innovative thinkers together in one place. Together the most relevant issues in the industry are addressed and spoken on.
The Consumer Electronics Show is run and owned by the Consumer Electronics Association. The CEA represents the U.S. consumer electronics industry, worth $203 billion. In June 1967, the first show took place in New York City. This first show had many monumental products that have dramatically changed our technological world. Some of the products that have been introduced to the show are the camcorder (1981), videocassette recorder (1970), Blu-Ray DVD (2003), 3D HDTV (2009) and other technology that we use in our everyday lives.
There are a select 15 consumer technology markets that the show features. These markets are audio, automotive electronics, computer hardware and software, connected home, content distribution, digital health and fitness, digital imagery/ photography, electronic gaming, emerging technology, entertainment/ content, internet-based multimedia systems, lifestyle electronics, telecommunications/ infrastructure, video and wireless devices.There are numerous speakers on the panel, but the ‘Tech Titans’ are the keynote speakers. ‘Tech Titans’ are CEO’s from the most dominant companies that speak about the current vision in technological advances that they are making a reality. The ‘Tech Titans’ for the 2014 CES are Brian Krzanich (CEO of Intel), Rupert Stadler (Chairman of the Board of Management for Audi AG), Gary Shaprio (President and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association), Kazuo Hirai (President and CEO of Sony Corporation), Marissa Mayer (CEO, President and Director of YAHOO!) and John Chambers (Chairman and CEO of Cisco).
Some new items that are the big talk of the 2014 show are the highest resolution full HD television (from Sharp), smart band that offers dual notification OLED screens (from Razer), gigantic 105-inch LED TV (from LG), 5.5-inch first LTE-capable smartphone (from Lenovo), 13.3-inch chrome book (from Toshiba) and many more tech-savvy devices and products.
Passes for the CES for all access are $1,300 in advance and $1,600 on-site. Other passes are available for less ($500- $750) that offer partial access into the show. Single day and individual sessions are also available for purchase.