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CES Will Have 'Eureka!' Zone At 2012 Show

7/05/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern
NEW YORK — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has launched Eureka! Park Tech- Zone, a dedicated area at the 2012 International CES showcasing innovative startups and entrepreneurs.

A keynote speech by Gary Shapiro, president/CEO of CEA, at the CEA Line Show, held here late last month, revealed that 28 companies already have signed up to exhibit in the Eureka! Park TechZone, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and CNET.

The Eureka! Park TechZone is an area for small companies to display new technology that will be commercially available in three years and products that are not available on the market now.

“It has been one week since we reached out to companies to see if there is an interest, and we have signed 28 firm,” with Shapiro expecting more to come.

The Eureka! Park TechZone will be located at The Venetian. Companies interested in exhibiting in the Eureka! Park TechZone should contact Kristen Stake at kstake@ce.org or (703) 907-7648.

Shapiro also said the 2012 show will be held Jan. 10- 13, a Tuesday to Friday show vs. the usual Thursday to Sunday schedule. Shapiro said this will appeal to exhibitors and attendees since the dates are “pushed back” from the holidays and will be appreciated by those who prefer weekday and not weekend travel. CES registration begins today, July 5. Go to www.cesweb.org for more information.

Shapiro also launched the Declaration of Innovation and called for more spectrum dedicated to wireless broadband.
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