CEA Exhibit Space for Tech Inventors & Entrepreneurs

On June 10 – 11, 2009, retailers, manufacturers, media, analysts and investors will gather in Midtown Manhattan for the Consumer Electronics Association Line Shows. New York’s consumer electronics conference and showcase will focus attention on what’s new, what’s next and what’s happening in consumer technology innovations.  To show its support for invention and entrepreneurship, this year’s CEA Line Shows will feature a central Inventors Area, brought to you by the United Inventors Association(UIA) and Steve Greenberg, author of Gadget Nation.

CEA Line Shows have recently been Certified by the UIA, which means that they have satisfactorily completed a rigorous evaluation and approval process.  I know that sometimes certification processes do not always represent the highest standards, as is evidenced by the fact that some known invention scams are certified by various organizations and groups.  The UIA, however, is different.  I know quite a bit about the process because I am a Member of the Board of Directors for the UIA, a certified professional myself, and I happen to Chair the UIA Professional Membership Committee.  The evaluation, fact-checking and consideration of each applicant is real and is intended to help inventors and entrepreneurs have faith in knowing they are dealing with reputable professionals.

Exhibiting in The Inventor Area costs just $1,500 (add $250 for booth electricity).  I realize that $1,500 to many is a big commitment, particularly in this economy, but this is a tremendous discount compared to typical rates for exhibiting at this high profile show.  For information about this special opportunity contact Rachel Costello.

Steve Greenberg will also host the Gadget Nation Showcase Press Event as part of the Digital Downtown Conference Program to demo new products.  For those who are unfamiliar with Steve, he is much more than the author of Gadget Nation.  Steve has won 12 Emmy Awards for his news reporting, and can be seen on national television shows such as ABC’s World News This Morning and World News Now, Fox & Friends, and others.  For years Steve was seen nationally every weeknight demonstrating innovative products on the Discovery Channel’s Your New House, and on HGTV’s very popular Dream Builders.  To be part of the Gadget Nation Showcase, the cost is $250 for Inventor Area exhibitors ($450 for non-exhibitors).  If you are interested contact Steve Greenberg.

The Inventor Area at the CEA Line Show is a great way to get noticed, and to get constructive feedback from top industry experts. There will be a People’s Choice Award for The Inventor Area, where the winning product will receive a featured technology showcase at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas.  Steve Greenberg has also informed me that a  QVC rep who will be there.  The show also attracts top media (newspapers, magazines, high profile bloggers), license and venture capital companies, and is an excellent chance to get noticed by the consumer electronics industry.

According to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg:

Digital Downtown is a powerful  commitment to our city from companies whose technologies are redefining the way that contemporary society communicates, entertains and creates. CEA’s support of this initiative is a valued tribute to the technology leadership of our city, its people and its businesses.

According to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA:

The central location, major name exhibitors and compelling conference sessions make the CEA Line Shows and Digital Downtown conference program a must-attend for industry professionals this June.  Just days away from the DTV transition date, this well-timed event will explore all major trends, opportunities and new products coming to market during the important summer buying season, back to school and fall holiday season.


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    louie mendella
    June 19, 2010 07:14 am

    thanks for this post mate. hope you have a good day. thanks. 🙂