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Digital Downtown Showcases The Latest And Greatest Consumer Technologies June 12-14 In Nyc


DATES: June 12-14, 2008

HOURS: Thursday and Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.;
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LOCATION: World Financial Center, Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St., New York City (off West Street in Lower Manhattan)

EXHIBITS: Digital Downtown is a public showcase of innovative new consumer technology products, featuring 30 leading brands displayed in the architecturally acclaimed Winter Garden atrium. This free exhibit is designed to introduce the financial community to product trends and innovations that define the $161 billion CE industry. Featured brands include: AMX, Best Buy, Control4, Crestron, Gibson Guitar, Hitachi, Home Automation, Intel, Jabra, J&R, LG Electronics, Lutron, Meridian, Monster Cable, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Roland, Savant, Sharp, SoundSense, Toshiba, Vistamount and WNYC. Key events include:

Best Buy will debut its new Best Buy Live! exhibit;
Pioneer will bring its in-car entertainment dome to New York City for the first time.
Intel will demonstrate the future of handheld Internet devices.
Much of the exhibit floor will be devoted to the latest flat-screen TVs, as well as home theater and automation technologies.

June 12, MEDIA RECEPTION: 5 - 7 p.m.; Open to members of the press, financial analysts and members of the trade; SWNY Restaurant, World Financial Center, outdoors on the World Financial Center Plaza overlooking New York Harbor.


CEA Mid-Year Briefing: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12, American Express Conference Center, 3 World Financial Center, 200 Vesey St. Registration is free to working members of the press and financial analysts. The program will include a networking luncheon.

Featured presentations include:

10 - 10:15 a.m. Rachelle Friedman (J&R): Welcome to Digital Downtown

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® Presents 5 on 5 Hear from five leading industry analysts on the key trends shaping, driving and remaking the CE industry.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Flat Panel TV Trends(Featuring Guest Presentations by LG and Hitachi)

12:00 to 12:30 p.m . Special Guest Presentation by Monster’s Noel Lee

12:30 - 1:15p.m. Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.CEA Presents Retail Trends CEA and TraQline team up to examine the latest trends in CE retailing. How does online shopping compare with the in-store experience? How much are consumers spending online versus in-store. Does brand strength differ across different channels? Which retailers are best at closing the deal?

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Panel: Emerging Opportunities in Consumer Audio

3:30 - 4:15 p.m . From Wall Street to Main Street: Discover the trends consumer technology executives are most bullish about. Based on research from the CEA and the knowledge gained from the International CES ®, you’ll get inside the minds of consumers from Wall Street to Main Street to see how they are using technology today and what they want in the years to come.

4:15 – 5 p.m. Break to visit exhibits in Winter Garden

5:00 p.m. Industry Reception in South West NY Restaurant



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