LAS VEGAS – Held at the Las Vegas Convention, World Trade Center and other nearby hotels, there will be roughly 2,800 exhibitors and 140,000 people in attendance at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show – the largest trade show in the Americas.
If you want to stay on the forefront of consumer electronics and technology, there is no better place to be.
Yesterday morning, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave the kickoff speech to get things underway. According to Microsoft, this will be the last year in which a CEO or booth delivers the customary opening speech.
The conference floor will be open until Friday and covers over 1.8 million square feet (roughly 31 football fields) so a handheld GPS might be a smart pickup for the wise techy lucky enough to cover such an event.
Although the conference is only open to those in the consumer electronics industry (a business card/ID is required for entry) there is still a lot that will be generated for the average consumer. We just have to wait a few days for the unveiling of the future of consumer electronics.
Today, Keynote speeches are scheduled from Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of chip-maker Qualcomm Inc., Dieter Zetsche, CEO of German automaker Daimler AG, and Paul Otellini, president and CEO of chip-maker Intel Corp. Many other celeberties and others who’ve recently ventured in the consumer electronics industry, like 50 Cent, will be in attendance as well.