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Top Technology Policy Officials to Join CES Supersession

Panelists will include high-level officials from the European Union, Japan, and the U.S.

Arlington, VA–The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has added senior technology policymakers from the European Union, Japan, and the United States to its January 8 International SuperSession at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas. Produced by CEA, the 2008 International CES is scheduled January 7-10.

Our global industry is impacted by decisions made around the world on issues related to broadband and Internet access, wireless spectrum allocation and the transition to digital broadcasting, and the international regulatory landscape can impact market opportunities, said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. This International SuperSession provides the opportunity to hear directly from government officials who shape the future of consumer electronics, what policy frameworks best support innovation and which countries are taking the necessary steps to sustain growth in the global consumer technology industry.

With a focus on technology policy challenges and success stories in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the International SuperSession is slated for 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall N262.

The session will be moderated by Financial Times West Coast editor Richard Waters. Panelists include: Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Viviane Reding, commissioner for information society and the media, European Commission, European Union, and The Honorable Tsutomu Sato, senior vice-minister for internal affairs and communications, ministry of internal affairs and communications, Japan.

The 2008 International CES will feature more than 175 conference sessions, including eight SuperSessions, where CES attendees will hear from top industry executives and policy makers on key consumer technology trends and developments. Other CES SuperSessions includeBig Thinkers and Disruptive Technologies -Todays Thought Leaders, Tomorrows Technologiesand The Top 10 Technologies Youve Never Heard Of.