Audi Chairman To Keynote At CES

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Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Audi chairman Rupert Stadler will deliver a keynote address at the 2011 International CES.

Stadler's keynote is slated for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 6 -- the opening day of the show -- in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.

"Advanced technology is at the heart of Audi's DNA and is contributing to their continuing gains in global market share," said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. "We are excited to welcome Rupert to the CES stage and look forward to hearing his outlook on the future of Audi and the ongoing relationship between the consumer technology and automotive markets."

Stadler was named chairman of the board of Audi in January 2007, and also sits on the board of Volkswagen. He joins Microsoft's

Steve Ballmer

, Verizon's

Ivan Seidenberg

and Samsung's

Boo-Keun Yoon

as 2011 CES keynote speakers.

Additional speakers for the 2011 CES will be announced in the coming months, CEA said

Owned and produced by CEA, the 2011 International CES is scheduled for Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.


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