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Ericsson’s Hans Vestberg to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES


Vestbergs CES Keynote to Unveil Ericsson’s Future in Telecommunications Innovation

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that Hans Vestberg, president and chief executive officer, Ericsson Group, will deliver a keynote address at the 2012 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will be held January 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Ericsson is a global leader in mobile broadband and telecommunications technologies and services and we are thrilled to welcome Hans Vestberg to the CES keynote stage,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Ericsson has grown into a market leader with its equipment powering broadband networks for more than 1,000 service providers in 180 countries. With more than forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic passing through Ericsson’s equipment, this dynamic company will share its vision of our mobile broadband future.”

Vestberg’s keynote is slated for 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in The Venetian. The Las Vegas Hilton Theater and The Venetian will serve as the official 2012 CES keynote locations.

Hans Vestberg was named president and chief executive officer of the Ericsson Group in January 2010. Vestberg oversees the company’s 90,000 employees throughout 180 countries. Since joining Ericsson in 1991, Vestberg has been instrumental in developing the company’s industry-leading services operation, which today represents 39 percent of Ericsson’s total sales. Vestberg is focused on advancing the company’s leadership through innovation, technology, services and sustainable business solutions.

Vestberg joins Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Mercedes-Benz’s Dr. Dieter Zetsche as confirmed keynote speakers for the 2012 CES. The full 2012 CES keynote lineup will be announced in the fall.

The 2012 CES will feature more than 2,700 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2012 International CES, visit

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: and


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