More than 40,000 Attendees from 125 Countries to Visit 1,000 Exhibitors to Experience the Innovative and Competitive Wireless Ecosystem
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® tradeshow and conference, more than 40,000 attendees from 125 countries will view products and services spanning every aspect of mobile life – from personal communications to mobile social commerce, wireless health, smart energy and transportation applications. Whether it's through specialized industry and country pavilions or the keynote and conference sessions, CTIA Show attendees will have ample opportunity to learn about the fastest-growing areas of the wireless ecosystem. International CTIA WIRELESS 2011 will take place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Partner seminars begin Monday, March 21.
"The proliferation of access to high-speed wireless data networks is changing the game for all of us," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. "This development, coupled with the explosion of new types of devices, is resulting in a real revolution changing every aspect of our business and personal lives. At this year's show, we are gearing up for a high level of discussion and demonstration around the power of wireless to transform society and business."
With more than 20 percent of the show's attendees expected to come from the retail space, the Retail Zone will feature more than 200 exhibitors showcasing end-to-end retail solutions – from products and services geared toward making the retail ecosystem more profitable and efficient to accessories and sustainable products.
Apps World will serve as home base for the thousands of developers attending the show and will include the hottest new apps, opportunities for cross-platform exposure and resources for developers, carriers, manufacturers, app stores and buyers.
The Emerging Technology Zone will give attendees a glimpse into the future of mobility spanning vertical markets through dedicated pavilions for Cloud Computing, mCommerce, Safe Driving, the Telecom Council Innovation Showcase and Wireless Health. This area will also feature the Launch Pad, a special pavilion for start-up companies, and the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards showcase.
For more information on exhibits and pavilions at International CTIA WIRELESS 2011, visit www.ctiashow.com/exhibits.
The keynote stage will provide a platform for global carriers and thought leaders to share new perspectives on the future of the wireless industry.
On Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00 a.m., the keynote stage will feature opening remarks from 2011 CTIA Chairman Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corporation, an address from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and a keynote roundtable of the CEOs of the four largest U.S. mobile carriers. Ralph de la Vega of AT&T, Dan Hesse of Sprint, Philipp Humm of T-Mobile and Dan Mead of Verizon Wireless will provide insight on mobile broadband futures and the impact of wireless data connectivity in a discussion moderated by CNBC personality Jim Cramer.
On Wednesday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m., Yang Jie, executive vice president for China Telecom, will provide a global perspective on the mobile industry from the world's fastest-growing market. Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and CEO of LightSquared, will share insights and predictions for the future of wireless data. Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, will discuss mobile's unique role in shaping the "Networked Society." Expanding on the transformative power of wireless, Vestberg will be joined by Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., chairman and CEO at the Institute for Advanced Health, who will demonstrate how wireless is reengineering the healthcare industry.
On Thursday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m., CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will moderate a discussion with Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch; John Stanton, chairman of the board of Trilogy International Partners; and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, on mobile technology's role in organizing communities, shaping political decisions and stimulating economic development worldwide.
CTIA's revamped educational program – The Executive Forum – will feature 30 interactive sessions focused on high-growth sectors and timely issues shaping mobile innovation. Topics include: cloud computing; mobile payments; social networking; mobile search; marketing and advertising; mobile content; location-based services; devices and operating systems; wireless network infrastructure; and retail.
The Executive Forum will also highlight two afternoon "power panels" featuring dynamic, influential guest moderators and high-level panelists. Former Verizon Communications President and COO Denny Strigl will moderate a discussion with carrier chief technology execs on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. The Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Walt Mossberg will moderate a mobile CE panel of leading device manufacturers on Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m.
For a daily schedule of Executive Forum sessions, visit: www.ctiashow.com/executiveforum.
Partner Event Series
International CTIA WIRELESS 2011 will also host 30 partner conferences and seminars. From wireless health and tablets to mobile marketing and mobile payments, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading industry experts on a range of topics. Co-located conferences are ATIS Presents Today's Technology Leaders, Tomorrow's Networks; and the Tower Technology Summit. For a complete list of partner events that begin on Monday, March 21, visit: www.ctiashow.com/partnerseries.
International CTIA WIRELESS 2011 will honor winners in two awards programs, the BIG Idea Contest and the Emerging Technology Awards, from the Exhibit Innovations Stage on the exhibit floor. USA TODAY columnist Ed Baig will announce the BIG Idea winners on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. On Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m., CNBC tech reporter Jon Fortt will announce the winners in the CTIA E-Tech Awards, highlighting mobile products and services in consumer electronics, mobile applications, luxury mobile, enterprise and vertical markets, green solutions and network infrastructure.
CTIA Show App & SMS Alerts
CTIA attendees will be able to download the free CTIA Show App, powered by Boopsie, at www.ctiamobileapp.com to get an up-to-date schedule of events, detailed exhibitor info, show floor map, Executive Forum interactivity and more exclusive content. Show attendees may also sign up to receive SMS alerts, powered by Mogreet, throughout the show, by texting "CTIA" to 21534.
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About CTIA Shows
CTIA shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 takes place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 takes place October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Visit www.ctiashow.com.
CTIA–The Wireless Association® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and produces the industry's leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit www.ctia.org.
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