February 01, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Show 2011 ended just a month ago, but its producer, the Consumer Electronics Association, is already gearing up for its CEA Line Shows, a mid-year conference and new-technology showcase, which reports on the state of electronic sales, trends, and new products.

This year the show has been expanded to create CE Week, a new citywide celebration taking place in New York, June 20-24, 2011, which will feature new independent conference programs, press conferences, and networking events sponsored by the CEA.

The CEA Line Shows, which had more than 1,500 attendees and 70 exhibitors in 2010, will again be home to the Digital Downtown Conference program and will take place on June 22 and 23 at 7 W. 34th St.

CE Week also will include the new CEA Demo Suites and Conference, taking place on June 21-22 at the Affinia Hotel. The conference will focus on residential technology and home theater products, and will feature a conference program along with several networking events for the media and trade.

“Similar to how the International CES has grown to be a global event each January, CE Week will become our industry’s mid-year celebration of innovative technology every June in New York, the media and financial capital of the world,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA's president and CEO, in a statement. “June in New York is the right place at the right time for manufacturers to meet the media, introduce new products, and showcase the importance of our industry, which is why this event is expanding again this year.”