CE Week to Feature 150+ Exhibits, Eight Conference Tracks with more than 150 Speakers, Eight Press Conferences and Other Events


WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 20, 2013

New York, NY – – CE Week, the consumer electronics and technology industry’s annual mid-year event, is set to kick-off on Monday in New York City and is slated to be the biggest CE Week to-date. The 2013 CE Week will bring together global companies and innovators for a week of conferences, exhibitions, workshops and networking events, June 24-28. The CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits, CE Week’s official show headquarters, is scheduled for June 26-27 at the Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion.

CE Week will feature more than 150 exhibits, eight conference programs featuring over 60 sessions and more than 150 speakers, eight press conferences, two competitions, and other exciting events throughout the week focused on innovation, start-ups and what’s hot and happening in consumer electronics.

The Showstoppers VIP Preview will kick-off CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday June 26 with a press conference by Sharp followed by a breakfast reception with full-access to the show floor’s 150+ exhibits.

Technology innovators on display at the CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits include Dish, Epson, General Motors, Kenwood, Monster, Pioneer, Toshiba, and many more. iLounge will feature fourteen companies showcasing some of the best upcoming Apple-related products, while more than 50 start-ups will introduce their products to media and the CE industry. Some of the new products that will be on display include:

-Arkami – The patent-pending myIDkey is the first fingerprint, voice-search, and secure Bluetooth/USB drive that displays passwords and ID on the go.
-AudioXperts – EVA BLU is a compact, eco-friendly, high performance portable speaker system offering wireless music streaming via Bluetooth.
-Basis – Basis is a wrist-based health tracker and online personal dashboard that combines industrial design, artistic vision and technology in new ways.
-BuQu Tech – The Magnetize case combines reliable protection and award-winning charging technology in one sleek, lightweight case.
-Epson – The PowerLite® Pro Cinema 6020UB delivers outstanding 3D and 2D image quality and performance for home entertainment AV elitists.
-Gefen – The GefenTV USB to Audio Decoder provides a simple and affordable way to output high quality sound from any computer using the USB port.
- HD Communications Corp – The Security/Communication/Lighting Platform will change the way communities, municipalities, theme parks, educational facilities and shopping malls communicate and protect people.
-Id America – The Wall Street Genuine Leather Wallet Case for iPhone5 is an elegant sleeve style case with a slot for id and credit cards.
-Libratone – The “Zipp” is a wireless sound system combining beautiful Scandinavian design with the performance and convenience of AirPlay.
-LOKSAK – The SHIELDSAK is a patented RF Shield pouch used for passports, credit cards and mobile phones to eliminate hacking.
-Monitor Audio – The Airstream S300 is a 150W speaker system providing access to music streamed from the Internet, computer or mobile device.
-Myth Labs – Genesis are lightweight speakers with incredible tonal reproduction Combine with a Mythband™ to create personalized headphones.
-NextGen – Bluetooth to IR Extender gives any Android-based smart phone or tablet the ability to control A/V components through doors, walls and glass.
-Sakar – The XO Learning Tablet is a child-centric Android device featuring the proprietary ‘Dreams’ interface and preloaded content from respected experts.
-UniKey – Kwikset Kevo employs UniKey’s touch-to-open™ technology which makes your smartphone an electronic key. Touch the lock to (un)lock the door.
-WHOOSH! – Screen Shine proprietary formula keeps screens and consumer electronics clean, shining like new and resistant to smudges and fingerprints.


Other exhibitor product introductions can be found by accessing the exhibitor directory (http://www.ceweekny.com/exhibitor-directory/).

Meet Start-ups and Innovators

CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits will showcase the latest new tech inventions coming to market as part of several featured exhibits and events.

As part of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) efforts to support New York City’s booming technology sector, NYCEDC has planned a two-day exhibit, panel and pitch night to take place during CE Week. Highlights from the programming include:

-NYC Startup Pavilion [June 26-27, Altman Building Gallery] – Find out what’s next in the CE world by meeting 20 exciting up-and-coming startups representing a wide-range of NYC’s industry verticals.
-The Consumer Revisited [June 26, 4:45 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 2nd Floor] – Representatives from NYC-based businesses Grand St., Skillshare and Artsicle will discuss the changing relationship between producers and consumers in media, the arts and consumer electronics. These marketplaces are giving consumers – and the businesses that aim to reach them – new options for tuning in, learning and buying. Lauren Goode of All Things D will moderate.
-New York’s Next Top Makers Pitch Night [June 26, 7 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 2nd Floor] – Six finalists from NYCEDC’s New York’s Next Top Makers competition will pitch their products on stage before a live audience. A panel of New York Angels investors will select one winner to be awarded a free booth at the 2014 International CES.


For the second year the CE Week Line Shows exhibit floor will feature the Innovation Zone, an exclusive area featuring fourteen of today’s finest start-ups hand selected by show management.

FashionWare: High Tech and High Fashion

High tech meets high fashion at the Living in Digital Times FashionWare events. The 2-day exhibition, panel and runway show will explore this emerging market, showcase the latest trends, and celebrate the most sophisticated and stylish designs. Highlights include:

-FashionWare Exhibit [June 26-27, Metropolitan Pavilion, Booth #50] – A showcase of visionary work by cutting-edge technology companies and fashion designers who today are shaping the future of fashion. Smart fabrics, embedded sensors, AR glasses, stylish headsets, wearable technology and envy-evoking tablets and phones are all part of the picture.
-FashionWare Panel [June 26, 4:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th Floor] – This session will look at a spectrum of new technologies and the designers and creators who are incorporating them. The panelists will discuss everything from fashion accessories to the new couture.

Moderated by Cyndi Stivers, Editor-in-Chief, AOL.com

-Live Runway Show [June 26, 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, GM Networking Lounge] – Co-hosted by Basis, the runway show takes the latest in wearable technology and tech infused fashion and brings them to the live runway, sizzling with models, music and lights.


CE Week Line Shows Conference Program and Press Conferences | Metropolitan Pavilion, Met Suite, 2nd Floor

Aereo Founder and CEO, Chet Kanojia, will join Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, for an in-depth conversation about how technology innovation drives Aereo’s business strategy at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Organized by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO of littleBits, which offers an open source library for modular electronics, will kick-off Thursday’s program with a keynote presentation at 9:00 a.m. about Making in NYC.

Living in Digital Times will display the best and brightest in mobile app technology at the Mobile App Showdown. During the live showdown at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, ten finalists will put their apps to the test and the audience will cast the deciding vote on the best app.

Techlicious Founder and Editor in Chief, Suzanne Kantra will host the Techlicious Summit, at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. During this two-hour conference focused on how to engage women consumers, attendees will discover how women make tech purchases, what type of messaging resonates with women and how to reach women through social channels, and what will be high on women’s wish lists this holiday season.

The CE Week SuperSessions from CNET, Engadget, Mashable, PCWorld/TechHive and Polygon will address popular topics including 3D printing, crowdfunding, and the next generation of gaming, with sessions including:

-Polygon SuperSession: Video Gaming’s Other Next-Gen [June 26, 1:35 p.m.] – A panel of game developers and experts will explore the this nascent “other” generation of gaming, typified by a focus on mobile hardware, open operating systems, digital delivery and an indie-friendly publishing model.

Moderated by Christopher Grant, Editor-in-Chief, Polygon

-CNET SuperSession: Bringing 3D Printing to Consumers [June 26, 3:15 p.m.] – A panel of experts will explore the issues and solutions around taking 3D printing to the mass market.

Moderated by Paul Sloan, Executive Editor, CNET

-Mashable SuperSession: The Battle Over Smartphone Screen Size [June 27, 10:15 a.m.] – A panel of smartphone manufacturers and industry experts will discuss the continuously growing screen size of cell phones and what it means for people with normal-size hands.

Moderated by Lance Ulanoff, Editor-in-Chief, Mashable

-PCWorld/TechHive SuperSession: Who’s Fastest? Wireless Speed Test Results [June 27, 12:15 p.m.] – PCWorld/TechHive Editor, Mark Sullivan and OpenSignal Field Tester, Gabe Scelta, present results from their annual study of 4G and 3G wireless speeds.
-Engadget SuperSession: Crowdfunding the Hardware Revolution [June 27, 1:45 p.m.] – A panel of executives from crowdfunding sites and crowdfunded start-ups will share success stories about the new business paradigm and discuss some tips for getting started in the world of crowdfunding.

Moderated by Brian Heater, Director of Media, Engadget

Top company executives will introduce new products and discuss what’s ahead for their companies during their press conferences:

-Sharp [June 26, 8:45 a.m.] – Join Sharp Electronics’ President, John Herrington, Vice President of Strategic Product Marketing, Jim Sanduski, and THX as they unveil an exciting new product at their press conference.
-Pioneer [June 26, 11:30 a.m.] – Hear the latest home and car electronics news and announcements from Russ Johnston, Executive VP Marketing & Corporate Communications; Chris Walker, Director of AV Marketing & Product Planning, Home Electronics Division; and Ted Cardenas, VP of Marketing, Car Electronics Division.
-Monster [June 26, 12:00 p.m.] – Head Monster Noel Lee, Swizz Beatz and other special guests will share Monster’s latest news and announcements
-Kenwood [June 26, 2:40 p.m.] – Discover the most innovative and integrated in-car aftermarket electronics offerings from Kenwood. Presenting will be Scott Caswell, Senior Manager of Marketing, and Matt Yerger, Eastern Regional Training Manager, on behalf of Kenwood USA Corporation.
-Toshiba [June 26, 4:15 p.m.] – Join Scott Ramirez, Vice President, Product Marketing & Development, Digital Products Division, to witness the ultimate viewing experience for movies, TV shows, video games, photo viewing and PC applications.
-Owner IQ [June 27, 9:45 a.m.] – Hear from Bob Scaglione, OwnerIQ’s SVP of Strategic Channel Development how new advertising technologies will unlock a unique and very powerful advertising relationship that exists between retailers and manufacturers creating new shopper marketing opportunities.
-BlueBOLT [June 27, 11:15 a.m.] – Join Core Brands’ Director of Product Marketing - Power Division, John Benz, as he covers how consumers can take control of the latest developments in remote network and energy management, with the newly unveiled products from BlueBOLT.
-Soen Audio [June 27, 1:15 p.m.] – Soen Audio will share their minimalist approach to portable audio and announce their exciting new product.


The CE Week Line Shows Conference is just one of eight conference programs taking place during CE Week. Other conferences include:

-CEA Research Summit [June 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., The High Line Hotel] – Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, the summit will kick off CE week with timely intelligence on the unique and important market trends and transformations emerging in the consumer electronics industry.
-DI Symposium [June 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Apella at the Alexandria Center] – Sponsored by Digital Imaging Reporter, Photoimaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the symposium will explore the many business and consumer issues facing the Digital Imaging community, and present unique perspectives from a diverse group of companies.
-Women in CE Forum [June 25, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Rubin Museum of Art] – The second annual Career Enhancement Forum, ‘Empower Your Entrepreneurial Spirit,’ will include keynotes from Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Networks, and Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and Bestselling Author of “Know Your Value.”
-Connected Car Conference (C3) [June 25, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 2nd floor] – Co-produced by car technology expert and distinguished journalist Doug Newcomb (Wired, Edmunds.com, MSN Auto), this conference will bring the best and brightest in the automotive and consumer electronics worlds together to navigate the road ahead for the connected car.
-Digital Health Summit [June 26, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th floor] – Jill Gilbert and Robin Raskin, both renowned speakers in the field of digital health, will explore the booming markets of next generation medical devices, remote monitoring, mHealth apps and products, cloud-based medical services and wellness and fitness devices.
-2nd Screen Summit NYC (S3) [June 27, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Clearview Chelsea Cinemas] – Produced by MESA and the 2nd Screen Society in partnership with Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TWICE magazines this annual event will provide a full day of information, market statistics, education and thought leadership around the emerging 2nd Screen ecosystem.
-Ultra HD Conference [June 27, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th floor] – Leading technologists, marketers, broadcasters and home entertainment executives will share their views on the viability of the Ultra HD market, an overview of the their individual roadmaps to market, and a range of opinions about how Ultra HD content is going to be delivered to the household.


Other highlights of CE Week include:

-Engadget+gdgt Live [June 24, 5 – 10 p.m., 82Mercer] – For the third consecutive year, the innovative event series that brings technology brands and gadget enthusiasts together returns to New York for CE Week.
-CEA MoDev Happy Hour [June 25, 6 – 9 p.m., WeWork Soho West, 8th floor] – Celebrate some of CE Week and New York City’s most talented mobile developers and start-up companies, learn more about CEA and meet the organizers of MoDevNY. Beer, wine and passed appetizers will be served.
-iLounge Press Lunch [June 26, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, iLounge] – Press can enjoyed a catered lunch and check out the latest Apple-related products on display in the iLounge.
-GM Networking Lounge [June 26-27, Metropolitan Pavilion] – Located at the entrance of the Metropolitan Pavilion, the lounge will provide a home base for attendees to take a break, recharge with a coffee from the Caffeine Depot and check out the new tech savvy features, in GM’s 2014 Chevy Spark and 2014 Chevy Malibu; both on display in the networking lounge.
-Made in NY Lounge [June 26-27, Altman Building, Gallery] – After checking out exciting new CE-related start-ups in the NYC Startup Pavilion, attendees can network, hangout and relax in the“ Made in NY” Lounge, sponsored by NYC Digital to promote the city’s recently launched campaign, “We Are Made in NY”.


Registration and CE Week Line Shows & Exhibits Hours

Click here (https://secure.events-registration.com/ceweek2013/)to register online now; online registration closes Sunday, June 23 at noon. On-site registration, badge pick-up, and CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits hours are as follows:


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About CEA

About CE Week
CE Week, trade-only event, is the consumer electronics (CE) industry’s weeklong, citywide event in New York City. The official mid-year conference and new technology showcase includes the event headquarters, CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits, which is the site of CE Week’s largest exhibition hall and conference program. CE Week is organized in association with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, along with Martin Porter Associates and Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO, publisher of Dealerscope, Technology Integrator and Tell Magazines.



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