CES 2010 to Gather iPod, iPhone Developers at iLounge Pavilion

Working together on behalf of the iPod and iPhone community, iLounge and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the historic official launch of the iLounge Pavilion, the first unified pavilion area for iPod and iPhone products to be offered at an International Consumer Electronics Show. Debuting at the 2010 CES, this pavilion will for the first time give iPod and iPhone vendors their own dedicated, prominent stage at the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology.

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“We are excited to announce that iLounge and CEA are partnering on this dynamic new CES pavilion,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The accessories market, driven by the popularity of iPods, iPhones, and other MP3 and smartphone technologies, will grow this year to a nearly $15 billion market. This new pavilion is one more innovative way the 2010 CES will be the epicenter of consumer technology.”

“iLounge is proud to be working with CEA and the world’s leading iPod and iPhone developers to fulfill a common goal,” said Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief, iLounge, “to give these exciting companies and products a prominent stage at the center of the industry’s most important technology trade show. We are especially glad that readers, exhibitors, and retailers will finally be able to find all of the best new iPod and iPhone products of 2010 in one excellent place.”

“The space has been established and the wait/priority list for the pavilion is now open,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “We believe that CES attendees will make this pavilion a ‘must-see,’ and based on early inquiries we think this area, already set for thousands of square feet, will very rapidly sell out.”

Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2010 iLounge Pavilion at CES should contact Tira Gordon, National Account Manager for CES, at tgordon@ce.org. The full press release from CEA can be read by clicking on the title of this article; a FAQ discussing the announcement is also available.

Press Release:

iPod, iPhone Vendors Take Stage at the 2010 International CES iLounge Pavilion

The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) today announced the official launch of the iLounge® Pavilion, a unified iPod/iPhone pavilion at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show®, the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology.  The iLounge Pavilion, co-sponsored by CEA and iLounge.com, will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and will feature a special exhibition area for manufacturers and retailers of iPod and iPhone accessories, related products, and services. The 2010 International CES is scheduled for January 7-10, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

iLounge, established in 2001, is the world’s leading independent authority on Apple’s iPod, iPhone, their accessories, and software, with thousands of published reviews and four million readers per month.  “We are excited to announce that iLounge and CEA are partnering on this dynamic new CES pavilion,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA.  “The accessories market, driven by the popularity of iPods, iPhones, and other MP3 and smartphone technologies, will grow this year to a nearly $15 billion market.  This new pavilion is one more innovative way the 2010 CES will be the epicenter of consumer technology.”

“iLounge is proud to be working with CEA and the world’s leading iPod and iPhone developers to fulfill a common goal,” said Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief, iLounge, “to give these exciting companies and products a prominent stage at the center of the industry’s most important technology trade show.  We are especially glad that readers, exhibitors, and retailers will finally be able to find all of the best new iPod and iPhone products of 2010 in one excellent place.”

“Our goal is simple:  create an easily findable, walkable, and engaging iPod and iPhone destination at the 2010 CES,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA.  “This launch means that the space has been established and the wait/priority list for the pavilion is now open.  We believe that CES attendees will make this pavilion a ‘must-see,’ and based on early inquiries we think this area, already set for thousands of square feet, will very rapidly sell out.”

The 2009 CES featured exhibitions from more than 2,700 technology companies, including 300 first time exhibitors.  Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2010 iLounge Pavilion at CES should contact Tira Gordon, National Account Manager for CES, at tgordon@ce.org.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $173 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry.  More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge.  All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services.  Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

About iLounge:

iLounge is the world’s leading independent resource for information on Apple’s iPod, iPhone, and iTunes, as well as their accessories and software.  As the respected publisher of annual, multi-million-copy Buyers’ Guide and Book publications, iLounge has focused on Apple’s digital media initiatives since 2001, maintaining the most comprehensive archives of information, forum discussions, and photography on these products. iLounge’s prestigious annual “Best of Show” Awards are issued solely on the basis of merit to the industry’s leading products and companies, and will be exclusive to the International CES in 2010. Find iLounge online at www.iLounge.com.

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