CEA is best known for producing the International CES, but the association also hosts conferences and events throughout the year. CEA’s events often include product displays, educational sessions and networking opportunities to bring together manufacturers, retailers and analysts to conduct business. CEA events serve as a forum for industry professionals to exchange ideas with leaders in government, the media and top industry executives as well as learn about technology advances, how to leverage best practices and build new business relationships.
CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the
Held two days before CES officially opens, this pre-CES press even
t gives media and analysts a preview of the products and technologies that will be displayed on the show floor and the opportunity to talk with top technology companies. CES Unveiled offers a sneak peek for those covering the latest in consumer electronics.
The International CES
CEA produces the International CES, where 150,000 industry leaders meet in Las Vegas for four days to learn about the latest products and technologies and build new business relationships. CES draws 3,000 exhibitors and more than 5,000 media who report news live from the show floor each day. And more than 30,000 buying organizations come to the show to decide what will be on store shelves later in the year.
CEA Economic Retreat
CEA events serve as a forum for industry professionals to exchange ideas with leaders in government, the media and top industry executives as well as learn about technology advances, how to leverage best practices and build new business relationships.
The CEA Economic Retreat is a relaxed event designed to maximize networking opportunities for attendees in an informal atmosphere. The retreat encourages industry executives to exchange ideas with other CE leaders in a non-competitive, relaxed environment. They also are briefed on the latest market research stats and economic forecasts.
CES on the Hill
CES on the Hill takes place in the spring in Washington, D.C. This event highlights exhibitors showing the latest products as well as policy issues that impact the consumer technology industry such as mobile broadband, accessibility, safe driving and sustainability. Attendees and policy makers view CE products that demonstrate how technology and pro-innovation policies benefit consumers.
Digital Patriots Dinner
The Digital Patriots dinner honors industry and policy leaders that support consumer technology advances as well as the legal and regulatory framework that allows the industry to grow. Last year’s Digital Patriots award recipients, Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jason E. Chaffetz (RUT), were recognized for their support of technology innovation.
Held in New York each June, CE Week is the industry’s annual mid-year meeting, conference and new technology showcase. Event headquarters is CEA Line Shows, which is home to CE Week’s largest exhibition hall, conference program, press conferences and networking events. CE Week is organized in association with Martin Porter and Associates and the Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO.
Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
The annual invitation-only CEO Summit provides an opportunity for executives to network in a qualified environment, gather business insights and focus on critical industry issues. Since 1997, industry leaders have met to discuss how to build positive manufacturing- retailing relationships, deliver value to customers and effectively brand and merchandise products.
CEA Industry Forum
This four-day conference aims to inform, connect and educate consumer technology professionals, industry analysts and media on the latest trends, technologies and legislation affecting the industry. The Industry Forum features keynotes, the latest market research and the CE holiday spending sales forecast. More than 300 executives attended the 2012 Industry Forum, held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. CEA also honors its CE Hall of Fame inductees at an awards dinner. The Fall Technology & Standards Forum also takes place during Industry Forum.
CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled @ NEW YORK
This event, held each November in New York City, features CEA’s annual holiday sales and hot trends forecast, the announcement of the honorees for the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, the International CES press conference and a networking reception that lets press and exhibitors view tabletop displays of new products. Unveiled events are now also held in Stockholm and London.