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Business Luminaries to Keynote CES 2007

CES organizers have unveiled a star-studded line up of keynote speakers for its 40th anniversary staging in 2007.

Arlington, Virginia–The Consumer Electronics Association has revealed that top executives from Microsoft, Disney, and Motorola will deliver keynote addresses at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held in Las Vegas, January 8-11. It wil mark the shows 40th anniversary.

Bill Gates, chairman and chief software designer of Microsoft Corp., will return to CES for his ninth pre-show keynote address on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at 6:30 p.m.

Ed Zander, chairman of the board and CEO of Motorola Inc., will kick off the 2007 International CES with an opening keynote, immediately following a State of the Industry address by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, which starts at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 8.

Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., will round off day one of the International CES with his company’s first CES keynote address at 4:30 p.m., Monday afternoon.

All keynotes for the 2007 show will take place at The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom.

“What an amazing and unprecedented lineup to kick off the 2007 International CES. Bill Gates, Ed Zander and Bob Iger are industry greats who will electrify the audience at the 2007 International CES in a very informative and entertaining way,” said Shapiro. “These three industry visionaries will present their views of where the industry–particularly digital content and entertainment-is heading from their unique positions as heads of some of the world’s most influential companies.”

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