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CTA to Send the Next Generation of Tech Media to CES – the Global Stage for Innovation

July 11, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – owner and producer of CES® - today announced the launch of its CES Tech Media Trailblazers program. The program will award 25 up-and-coming media travel and accommodation for CES 2019, the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, which is set for Jan. 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas.

The CES Tech Media Trailblazers program is designed to introduce new media to CES and educate them on how to maximize time, discover newsworthy content and navigate different areas of the show floor. The program will also include special events, exclusive opportunities with CES executives and more. Nominate a Trailblazer now.

“I am delighted to announce the inaugural CES Tech Media Trailblazers program, which selects the brightest, most promising young media to come experience the largest and most influential technology event on the planet,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “The Trailblazers program allows this new group to join their peers and experience CES by giving them a front row seat to the most innovative companies in the world. This elite group will discover life-changing tech making the world a better place from all major and emerging industries at CES 2019.”

With more than 6,500 media and 4,500 exhibitors expected to attend, CES 2019 is the proving ground for transformative tech. More than 250 CES conference sessions will reflect diverse perspectives and are committed to showcasing traditionally under-represented communities within the technology industry. Attendees can expect to experience the latest in 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports technology, robotics, machine learning and more. Companies of all sizes come to launch product, build brands and partner to solve some of today’s most pressing societal challenges.

Media can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer or superior. The following requirements must be met to be considered for the CES Tech Media Trailblazers program:

Less than three years working at current media outlet. Less than three times attending CES. Covers technology, business or a relevant CES topic. Must share three relevant pieces of work (articles, broadcast clips, podcast, etc). Must be able to attend CES Media Days and CES 2019. At least one of the Media Days (January 6-7).At least two days of CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019). Media outlet must meet CES media credential requirements.

The nomination period closes Sept. 17, 2018. A judging panel will select 25 journalists to participate in the program. CTA is committed to showcasing traditionally under-represented communities within the technology industry. The CES Tech Media Trailblazers class of 2019 will be announced Nov. 8, 2018, at CES Unveiled New York.

Visit CES.tech to submit a nomination or to learn more about the CES Tech Media Trailblazers program.

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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 $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands October 1-5, Hollywood, CA October 3, Paris, France October 15-17, Boston, MA November 8, New York, NY January 6, 2019, Las Vegas, NV January 8-11, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

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