CES Press Release

CTA Announces CES Unveiled Prague Speakers and Exhibitor Lineup

Industry-only event highlights the best of tech in Central Europe

Arlington, VA. – 10/17/2016 – 

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced that Jan Mládek, Czech Minister of Trade and Industry, and Kelly Adams-Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Prague, will deliver welcome remarks during CES Unveiled Prague. Scheduled for Thursday, October 20, the regional, industry-only event is a celebration of tech and will highlight the latest innovations from nine global tech companies. Pre-registration numbers indicate that CES Unveiled Prague will host nearly 200 attendees, nearly half of those being media, from more than 15 countries. See a preview of the excitement and innovation to come here.

“Prague has been at the heart of technological advancements in Central Europe for centuries,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “With a thriving startup scene, the Czech capital is now globally recognized as a technology hotbed. We look forward to hearing from government and Embassy leaders on the vision for this region and plans for the future. .”

The CES Unveiled Prague networking reception & tabletop exhibition will feature these tech companies, including:

CTA is partnering with CzechInvest, an agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade that strengthens the competitiveness of the Czech economy and supports Czech startups through a variety of programs. As an official partner, CzechInvest will bring a group of local startups to CES Unveiled Prague.

"The number of Czech startups is growing year by year,” said Karel Kučera, CEO of CzechInvest. “The Czech Republic is home to the second largest number of newly established startups in Central Europe. Globally, the Czech start-up ecosystem is still developing and has very interesting global potential, mainly in the area of ICT, as is evident by merger of AVASR and AVG."

CES Unveiled Prague will run from 11:30 AM-3 PM on Thursday, October 20 at the Boscolo Prague Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. A full list of exhibitors can be found here.


Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.”  Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.


About CES:
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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