WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA–The Wireless Association® today announced the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 show will take place May 8 – 10 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The CTIA show is the premier mobile industry event representing a vibrant $1 trillion global marketplace.
"The mobile ecosystem is evolving and expanding to span borders, industries and interests. That's resulting in an increasingly diverse group of attendees and exhibitors at International CTIA WIRELESS shows, and we believe New Orleans will be a great host site in 2012," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "We decided to have the show in May after listening to our customers who wanted to use the show as an advantageous opportunity to launch products focused on back-to-school and fourth quarter retail cycles. In addition, New Orleans provides our attendees with a centrally-located and culturally rich destination. This will be our seventh show in New Orleans, which is more than any other city, and we're extremely pleased to be going back in 2012."
This will be CTIA's first show in New Orleans since 2005. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to invest in the city's facilities. New Orleans boasts an increase of 300 restaurants since 2005, along with new cultural attractions, $400 million of improvements to local hotels, $250 million of improvements to the Louisiana Superdome and $92.7 million of improvements to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, one of the largest meeting venues in the U.S. The Center features newly remodeled exhibit space, providing a modern and geographically desirable destination for international exhibitors and attendees.
This year's International CTIA WIRELESS is expected to host 40,000 attendees, March 22-24, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The vertical markets with a strong presence at the show include: cloud computing; retail; healthcare; energy; transportation; and marketing; among others.
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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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