CES® 2017 Events, 50th Year Anniversary Celebration and Innovation Awards
Yesterday the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced their 50th anniversary celebration plans and events for CES. CES® 2017 will be taking place in Las Vegas from January 5th till the 8th. On September 6th attendees will be allowed to register for CES® 2017 by clicking here.
The CES® 2017 Innovation Awards are still accepting product submissions till September 16th. Submissions will be judged Friday, September 23 through Friday, October 7. On October 12th entrants will be notified of their status by email. To submit your innovative product for the CES® 2017 Innovation Awards click here.
As usual I will be covering press events at CES® 2017 for Cutegeek and Hi-Tech Chic. Here's one of my favorite booths while at CES® 2016. If you aren't able to attend but interested in news, photos or videos I will be tweeting throughout CES on @nrpena, @hitechchic, @cutegeek. See you all there!
Below is the official press release and more information about CES® 2017.
Arlington, VA, August 25, 2016 - CES® 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world's leading innovation event, cementing CES' place in history as the global gathering place for innovation and technology. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products. These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards released (2002), as well as more recent technologies - consumer 3D printers, tablets and 4K Ultra HD Television. CES has also driven the market growth in pioneering technologies such as autonomous cars and drones. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the 50th anniversary of .CES will celebrate the evolution of the industry January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
"Only a few events and tradeshows have 50 years of success, and we are humbled to be in this elite group," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association.
"Over the past 50 years CES has evolved as the industry has changed, reflecting and helping drive the ever expanding consumer tech landscape. We have succeeded throughout the years due, in large part, to our loyal customers, partners and the deep relationships we have made along the way. This anniversary is the perfect milestone to thank and celebrate our incredible industry partners and the individuals and companies who have been with us for five decades."
The first CES® was held in June 1967 in New York City, attracted approximately 17,500 attendees and featured 117 exhibitors demonstrating products such as transistor radios, stereos and small-screen black-and-white TVs, including the first solid-state TV. Top companies exhibiting at the first CES included: 3M, Memorex (now MEM-CE), Motorola with Lenovo, Panasonic - Matsushita, Philips, RCA (now a Technicolor brand), SANYO Fisher (now part of Panasonic), Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Westinghouse and Zenith (now part of LG). Several prominent tech leaders have presented keynotes at CES, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Apple, and Samsung.
CES®2017 will have more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.4 million net square feet of space and more than 165,000 attendees. A truly global show, CES expects more than 50,000 international professionals representing 150 countries.
Today, CES® continues as the proving ground for innovators and has expanded to feature industries not traditionally connected to consumer tech. The show now touches every major industry as leaders from the entire innovation ecosystem come together to discover and experience the latest trends and network with peers. CES® is where titans of tech mix with next generation disruptors and where esteemed and highly sought after global leaders take the keynote stage to tout disruptive technology and envision new trends and markets.
CES® will celebrate its 50th anniversary before, during and after CES 2017 by:
The celebration will not end on January 8 - a retrospective documentary of CES® will be released in June 2017. Registration opens on September 6. For more information on CES® 2017, visit CES.tech.
CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.
About Consumer Technology Association: Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® - the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.
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