More than 130 technology companies based in the mid-western region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) will showcase their latest consumer electronics (CE) products at the 2011 International CES®. The world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, the 2011 International CES, will run January 6-9, 2011 and is expecting 2,500 exhibitors and more than 120,000 attendees from more than 130 countries. “CES gives thousands of key industry influencers and decision makers the opportunity to see many of our newest products first hand,” said John Potts, senior vice president of Aurora, Illinois based Peerless Industries. “This provides our organization with instant feedback that is invaluable to our success in the marketplace. We have direct access to show existing customers, prospects, executives and buyers our entire product offering, which is simply not possible in an office setting or on a sales call.” CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones, including new destinations: 3D@Home, with content creators, service providers and TV manufacturers that make 3D in the home a reality; Access on the Go, with devices changing the way content is accessed, showcasing the most innovative devices in eBooks, netbooks, smartbooks and tablets; Broadband Communications highlighting the role of the underlying infrastructure in expanding broadband capacity; and Connected Home Appliances which will bring white goods to the show floor for the first time in CES history, including the latest interactive, energy efficient and SmartGrid enabled appliances. “Acousticom Corporation is excited to participate in this year’s International CES. We hold fond memories of CES as the launch pad for our very first consumer electronics product,” said Doug Cochran, vice president of Acousticom Corporation, based in Elkhart, Indiana. “CES has been an integral part of our growth and success, and is the perfect place to showcase the Sound Egg, a fully functional multimedia chair with LED video technology.” Other new TechZones include: Mobile DTV, featuring consumer devices that bring the digital living room to the car and portable devices; the Electric Vehicle TechZone highlighting a full range of high and low speed vehicles, energy storage devices and charging equipment; and Sports and Fitness Tech, focused on tools for the sports enthusiast and key trends impacting the multi-billion dollar sports, fitness and outdoors markets. The 2011 CES is also bringing back highly trafficked EHX@CES, the Gaming Showcase, HDMI, Home Plug, the iLounge Pavilion, CES’ fastest growing TechZone, Location Based Services, Robotics, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet, USB, Wireless Mobility and ZigBee™. Plus lifestyle TechZones: Digital Health, HigherEd Tech, Kids@Play, Mommy Tech and Silvers Summit. “Indesign’s attendance at the 2011 International CES will mark the 12th consecutive year that we have exhibited,” said Jerry Gotway, president and CEO of Indesign, LLC, an Indianapolis, Indiana company. “Our participation offers us an excellent opportunity to meet potential customers as well as meet many of our existing clients all in one place. We will have on display some of our leading-edge technologies, along with other recent products.” Entertainment Matters is a new International CES program for entertainment professionals attending CES, including special exhibits, conference programs and events for the Hollywood community. In addition, the CES Conference Program will feature more than 300 conference sessions with 900 high-level speakers. “dB Logic is extremely excited to participate in the 2011 International CES as it offers an incredible platform to showcase our headphones and earphones with SPL2 technology for healthier listening,” said Med Dyer, co-founder and chief technology officer of Indianapolis, Indiana based dB Logic. “dB Logic products are designed to help protect ears without sacrificing audio quality or style.” For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2011 CES Exhibitor Directory at Note to Journalists: Press and blogger information is available in the “For the Press” section of Media are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 4, 2011 to take advantage of all the pre-show press events, including State of the Consumer Tech Industry & 2011 CES Trends to Watch, State of the Global CE Industry and CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the 2011 International CES all on January 4, 2011 at the Venetian. CES Press Day will follow on Wednesday, January 5. UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 2011 International CES January 6-9, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
  • CEA Economic Retreat March 1-4, 2011, Snowmass Village, CO
  • CES on the Hill/Digital Patriots Dinner May 10-11, 2011, Washington, DC
  • CEA Line Shows June 2011, New York, NY
  • CEO Summit and Board Retreat
  • CEA Industry Forum October 2011
  • CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled @ NY November 2011, New York, NY