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CEA to Showcase Technology in NYC

Digital Downtown Event will take place in New York's Financial District in June.

Arlington, VA–The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is launching a new consumer technology event designed to showcase the latest electronic lifestyle and workstyle products to residents and employees of Manhattans Financial District. Digital Downtown (D2) will be held June 12-14, 2008 at the World Financial Center’s architecturally acclaimed Winter Garden.

“As the producer of the International CES, the worlds largest consumer technology tradeshow, CEA has expertise in bringing high-end technology to relevant industries, in this case the financial industry and the stock, equity and international investment markets, said Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of CEA. “Digital Downtown (D2) is designed to serve the technology needs of high-income consumers, New York media and financial market analysts who need a convenient way to find out whats new without leaving the Financial District — or even their office complex.

D2 will officially kick off on the evening of June 12, 2008 with the gala CEA Summer in the City industry reception. The event will be co-located with CEAs State of the CE Industry Analysis and Media Briefing.

“We welcome CEA to New York City and applaud its vision for a downtown technology fair as well as its support for the continued growth of Lower Manhattan,” said Debra Simon, executive and artistic director of arts at the World Financial Center, a year-round free arts program sponsored by Brookfield Properties, American Express, Merrill Lynch, and Battery Park City Authority, a strategic partner in the development of D2. A portion of the proceeds from D2 will be used to fund arts activities in the financial district.