CES 2013 Kicks Off in Las Vegas
By: eBay Inc. Editors
The International Consumer Electronics Show officially kicked off its latest iteration in Las Vegas Tuesday morning, with the usual host of keynotes, product announcements and professional mingling.
The morning began with a”state of the union” address by Gary Shapiro, the Chief Executive of the Consumer Electronics Association, which produces CES every year. He spoke about the scope of this year’s confab — over 3,300 exhibitors will demonstrate their wares over 1.9 million net square feet of exhibit space — and stressed the importance of behaving like “ninja innovators” to tackle the industry’s challenges.
He later introduced Panasonic Corp.’s Chief Executive and President Kazuhiro Tsuga, in one of his first major public speeches since being appointed CEO last year. During his presentation, which was hosted by talk show host Lisa Ling, Tsuga emphasized that Panasonic was more than just a television manufacturer. The company was also shoring up its role in proving technologies to other industries, such as automobiles and green houses.
Over on the show floor, thousands of companies and brands, including eBay Electronics, encouraged attendees to step into their booths and learn more about their products and services. At the eBay Lounge, we’re giving away electronics from several of the companies that have storefronts on our site. Stop by Booth #15344 to check them out and pick up a giveaway, and follow @eBayElectronics on Twitter for more updates from the CES floor.