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GrapevineStar Media Event Alert – CES, The Innovation Event for Technology, Entertainment and Media

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation.

2012 CES Innovation Power Panel Keynote to Feature CEOs of Ford, Verizon and Xerox

Xerox’s Ursula Burns, Verizon’s Lowell McAdam and Ford’s Alan Mulally Join 2012 International CES Keynote Lineup

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns Verizon President and CEO Lowell McAdam and Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally will join the 2012 International CES®keynote lineup as participants in the CES Innovation Power Panel. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will be held January 10-13, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“This unique keynote panel, one of our most popular events at the 2011 CES where it debuted, will bring together business leaders whose ingenuity helps to fuel the global economy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The technology industry is powering the global marketplace, and the chief executives of these marquee companies will give CES attendees a unique perspective on the power of innovation.”

The CES Innovation Power Panel will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 11 in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater. In a lively and informative discussion moderated by Shapiro, these visionary executives will discuss how a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship has made them global leaders in their industries.

Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, has been with Xerox since 1980. She began her career with the company as a mechanical engineering summer intern before working her way up to lead various organizations including Xerox’s global research as well as product development, marketing and delivery. She was named CEO in July 2009 and has since been instrumental in driving the acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, which has transformed Xerox into the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Burns has been recognized for her leadership by both Fortune and Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” lists.  Also, under Ursula’s watch Xerox has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s “The World’s 25 Most Inventive Companies.”

Lowell McAdam was named president and CEO of Verizon Communications in August 2011, having previously served as the company’s president and COO. He also held key executive positions at Verizon Wireless since its inception in 2000, and built the company into the industry’s leading wireless provider, with the nation’s largest, most reliable wireless voice and 4G broadband data network. Additionally, he has served as vice president of international operations for AirTouch Communications. McAdam currently serves as chairman of the Verizon Wireless Board of Representatives, and on the board of directors of Verizon Communications.

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, joined Ford in 2006, after serving as executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is known for his innovative and focused industry leadership, while working to transform Ford into a lean, global enterprise. He has served as a past president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a former president of its Foundation. Mulally was named Chief Executive Magazine’s “CEO of the Year” in 2011, “Businessperson of the Year” by the readers of Fortune Magazine in 2010, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2009 and “Person of the Year” in 2006 by Aviation Week magazine.

The 2012 CES will feature more than 2,700 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2012 International CES, visit CESweb.org.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.Innovation-Movement.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media:

GrapevineStar recommends the following networking event in support of the CES trade show. This is an independent industry event.

Now in our 5th year, join our high energy networking mixers for media, entertainment, tech, startups, investors, advertisers, brands, web services, agencies and small business owners. Over 800 already registered for party!

Contact us at 310 736 1541 or Events@AngelLaunch.com

CES LAUNCHFEST MIXER AND DINNER, LAS VEGAS AT CES, JAN. 11

When: Wed. Jan 11 6 – 10pm
Where: Clarion Theatre, Las Vegas, 305 Convention Center Way
Who: Digital Media, Tech, Entertainment, Electronics, Brands, Ad Agencies
RSVP: www.CESLaunchFest.eventbrite.com
Cost: $15 Party Only after 8pm; $50 includes Dinner, Party and Program after 5:30pm

Exhibit: Do you have a cool technology, product, app or service you want to show to press and customers? Then host an exhibitor table, get the entire event attendee list, meet press.
This event is independently produced and not affiliated with any trade shows.

Meet over 1000 business executives and decision makers from consumer electronics, media, mobile, entertainment, sustainable ventures, advertising, technology, digital media, law, finance, blogging, banking, investing, marketing, web services, web applications, and retail.

View cool demos of newly launched startups and new products from established companies
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Enjoy lively networking and drinks; with option to purchase buffet dinner
Join small group discussions with experts on cutting edge topics with industry influencers
Get exposure from international press and analysts
MEET THE EXPERTS ROUNDTABLES DURING DINNER
You can choose to sit at tables with experts on different topics during dinner in roundtable groups. Attendees can select their room for a discussion on the topic led by the expert. We are now accepting experts to lead discussions.

Schedule:
5:30pm-7:00pm Networking Dinner and Expert Roundtables
7pm-8:00pm Panel and Sponsor Demos
Social Media and Mobile Marketing for Brands
8:00-10:00 Networking Party and Demos

APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR EVENTS-APPLY TO SPEAK, HOST, DEMO, SPONSOR OR PITCH TO INVESTORS
WANT TO APPLY TO SPEAK ON PANEL OR AS EXPERT DURING DINNER
Experts will lead informal discussion at tables over dinner. Speakers will speak on the panel to the entire audience. Send us your bio, areas of expertise, examples of customers or partners, and suggested topics to speakers@AngelLaunch.com “Speaker” in the subject line.

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Here are all the benefits you can select:

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Other Options: Breakfast and Lunch. Hold your own private event for clients at our venue for custom presentations or meetings. We handle the marketing, logistics, food, AV, onsite staffing, and can even provide the audience from attendees or press.
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We welcome media partners and trade associations to be supporting partners. You help promote to your members in exchange for free tickets, and members can host tables at reduced rates. Contact us at Partners@AngelLaunch.com

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