ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, announced today a broad array of panel discussions to be held at the Innovation Policy Summit during the 2013 International CES®, the world’s largest annual innovation event. Coinciding with the start of the next U.S. Congressional session, the CES Innovation Policy Summit includes top government officials, entrepreneurs and policy experts who will underscore the relationship between technology innovation and public policies while, addressing major issues impacting American innovators and U.S. competitiveness.
The CES Innovation Policy Summit session panels include the following:
CEA will issue a select list of panel participants and Summit attendees within the next several weeks as confirmations are received.
In addition, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro will interview Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski in a one-on-one conversation focusing on spectrum, broadband, the Internet and other hot issues. FCC commissioners are expected for a separate discussion of the FCC’s Regulatory Agenda for 2013.
Some 75 government guests are expected to attend the Innovation Policy Summit at CES including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, government executives and government officials from other countries.
The 2012 International CES featured several policy sessions including panels on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), the hottest issues of the year to an Internet economy. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Senator Ron Wyden (D-WA) and CEA’s Shapiro held a press conference at the 2012 CES detailing how they would against all odds defeat SOPA and PIPA, which then happened just a week after the show closed.
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 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.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES, http://twitter.com/IntlCES, http://blog.ce.org/.