The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that top Intel and Microsoft executives will deliver the opening and pre-show keynotes respectively at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is scheduled to take place Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S.
Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., will deliver the Pre-Show Keynote Address on Jan. 5, 2005, and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corp., will deliver the Opening Keynote Address on Jan. 6, 2005. Mr. Barrett's speech will be preceded by State of the Industry addresses from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, and CEA's new chairman (to be elected in October). Both keynotes will take place in the Hilton Theater of the Las Vegas Hilton.
"As the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, the International CES prides itself on bringing the most influential and notable industry visionaries to our conference program," said Mr. Shapiro. "Microsoft and Intel continue to be international leaders, debuting the latest and greatest technologies for the consumer marketplace each year at CES. We're thrilled to have Mr. Gates and Dr. Barrett back at CES to show our attendees the new technologies that will make it even simpler for consumers to stay connected, entertained and informed 24/7."
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