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Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports that the International Gateway TechZone has sold out in its new location, The Venetian, at the 2013 International CES.
Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES is scheduled to run January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The International Gateway allows attendees to expand their global networks at CES. The TechZone will feature more than 460 exhibitors in Hall D of The Venetian, showcasing innovative technologies and products from international destinations. Products from China, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan will all be on display in the International Gateway. Due to the sell out in Hall D, International Gateway exhibits will also be found on Level 1 at the Venetian, in the Marco Polo ballroom, CEA said.
The 2012 show drew a record number of international attendees. Industry professionals from 150 countries made up nearly 23 percent of the 156,153 audited attendance at the 2012 CES as the show attracted 35,734 attendees from outside the United States.
“The Venetian is a premier destination for the International Gateway at the 2013 CES, putting it in close proximity to CES keynotes, the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase and 30 percent of this year's TechZones,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences for CEA. “The International Gateway will be in great company with the brand new CloudBase3 TechZone, dedicated to the explosive expansion of cloud computing, and Eureka Park returning for its second year 40 percent larger for budding entrepreneurs and startups.”
Other Venetian TechZones include: HigherEdTECH, Kids@Play, Mommy Tech and Sustainable Planet. There will also be 200 high-performance audio exhibitors with live demos in The Venetian tower suites on levels 29-35.
Special registration areas for international attendees will be located in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC)'s Central Plaza and The Venetian. International Commerce Centers (ICCs) will be located in room S224 at the LVCC and at The Venetian, Level 1, Marco Polo.
An international reception is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at the LVCC in room S222.
For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
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