CES Press Release

Paris and Prague to host CES Unveiled Events Abroad in 2016

Arlington, VA – 03/14/2016 – 
Today the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced the return of its CES Unveiled event series to France for a fourth consecutive CES Unveiled Paris and a debut event, CES Unveiled Prague. These two events, uniting innovative technology companies, top members of the press, industry analysts, buyers and key consumer technology influencers, will serve as a prelude to the innovation that will be showcased at CES® 2017.  Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES is the global stage for innovation and will run January 5-8, 2017.
This year’s CES Unveiled events series will kick off with CES Unveiled Prague on Thursday, October 20 followed by CES Unveiled Paris on Tuesday, October 25. Breaking CES news and global market research will headline conference programming during this half day event, followed by a tabletop exhibition networking reception. Technology influencers and media will see and interact with the ground-breaking innovation coming from global brands and startups alike.
“Every year we assess the global technology landscape in target markets when deciding where to host our CES Unveiled events abroad, and the entrepreneurial spirit that France brings to the tech eco-system through its innovation cities and startup parks makes it easy for us to come back to Paris year after year,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Last year we had a crowded sold out exhibit area in Paris, and this year we are adding Prague to the lineup to serve as a hub for the Eastern and Central European market, it’s a promising city with close proximity to other technology hotbeds and we look forward to seeing what this region will present at this year’s events.”
CES Unveiled events provide exhibitors, top tier media and leaders in the tech space the opportunity to come together in different cities around the world to make strategic connections around the latest technologies. These events give exhibitors the exposure and necessary momentum leading up to CES in Las Vegas.
French companies at CES have tripled over the last two years, from 71 exhibitors in 2014 to 216 in 2016. France has the leading number of startups outside the U.S. in Eureka Park™, the startup destination at CES, representing 28 percent of marketplace exhibitors.
CES Unveiled Prague will provide innovative companies from across Europe the opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge technology to top tier media and stand out amongst the CES elite.
CES Unveiled Paris and Prague join domestic CES Unveiled events in New York and Las Vegas. Companies interested in exhibiting in any CES Unveiled event, Aurelie Cornett at acornett@CE.org or 703.907.5245.
Attendee registration is not yet open but please visit our website CES Unveiled Events for updated information as it becomes available.
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 almost 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. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, 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. CTA 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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