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Consumer Electronics Show 2010 opens this week in Las Vegas

January 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 opens in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, joined by 2830 exhibitors with over 20,000 products on display.

Minoru, the world's first 3d webcam at CES 2009

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 or CES 2010, the world’s largest consumer technology trade exhibition, will open this week in Las Vegas. The show, which will run from January 7-10, 2010, will feature a record 2830 exhibitors displaying 20,000 new products and the latest technology innovations.

“With a record number of new exhibitors, scores of new product introductions, several new Spotlights on the show floor and a dynamic lineup of keynotes sessions, the 2010 International CES will be our best show yet,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA).

Watch: What’s New at the 2010 International CES

World’s largest environmentally-friendly trade show?

CES 2010 also promises to be the “world’s largest environmentally friendly tradeshow.” From recycling all exhibit materials at the Las Vegas Convention Center, housing exhibits at the LEED-certified The Venetian hotel, use of biodegradable napkins and utensils, and use of recycled carpets, CES leads in adopting environmentally sustainable practices.

CEA has also partnered with EarthEra, which will issue renewable energy certificates from their wind energy sources – to offset electricity and carbon emissions during the event. In a move that addressed both security and environmental concerns, CES has donated $50,000 to the to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to purchase T-3 Motion electric vehicles and accessories.

With such laudable effort on the part of the organizers of CES 2010, I fully expect to be dazzled by the cutting edge clean technology innovations on exhibit this year. Last year, we were quite impressed by such green gadgets as the flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) wrist display developed by Universal Display Corporation, Motorola’s Renew W233 (the world’s first certified Carbonfree cell phone), and the ultra-efficient Solarbulb designed by miniWIZ. With so many green tech advances announced in 2009, I’m eagerly looking forward to the new innovations that will be unveiled this week.

“Follow Me” at CES 2010

To help participants navigate through the labyrinthine exhibit area and enhance their CES 2010 experience, a new mobile phone application for your smartphone called “Follow Me” has been introduced recently by Core-Apps LLC. “Follow Me” can help organize and schedule trade show information, store exhibitor information, navigate the exhibit area using interactive floor maps, and store complimentary coupons from local merchants. Available for $1.99 at iTunes for direct download, “Follow Me” is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

For more information about the International Consumer Electronics Show 2010, please visit the exhibit’s official site: www.cesweb.org.

Photo: CES

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beth Charette // Jan 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I always attracted to the idea of recycling consumer goods and will be attending this show.

    Even the toy outlet where we do our shopping, ToysPeriod, specializes in recycling mint condition Lego sets, model trains and Brio.

    I think this is the way to go with so much of what we have in the past always insisted on using new raw materials from the Earth to produce.

  • 2 Rachel // Jan 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I like the increased interest that many big companies now have in recycling & caring for the environment. I trust organisations more if I know that they care about the people in the world, or the environment – that’s one reason I respect businesses like Body Shop.