Nov 30, 2014
Tech Purchases over Black Friday Weekend Increase in 2014, Shows CEA Survey
An estimated 51.2 million American adults (45 percent of all shoppers) bought or planned to buy consumer technology products during the 2014 Thanksgiving shopping weekend, according to a new survey released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. CEA’s 2014 Black Friday Report also finds that while overall shopping traffic was down slightly this holiday weekend compared to last year, several areas saw notable growth, including reported spending per person and tech purchases. Full Release
Nov 25, 2014
Consumer Sentiment on Tech Spending sees Thanksgiving Shopping Surge
Consumer confidence toward technology spending surged in November ahead of Black Friday and the peak holiday shopping season, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer sentiment toward the overall economy decreased slightly in November, but remains higher than last year. Full Release
Nov 20, 2014
CEA Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the White House’s executive action on immigration: "We appreciate President Obama's efforts to make minor incremental improvements to the high-skilled visa and STEM visa programs and look forward to seeing more details. Still, our high-skilled immigration system needs a complete overhaul, which can’t be fixed with an executive action. Full Release
Nov 20, 2014
Importance of Ecycling: CEA Study says More People are Recycling Electronics
Consumer survey is part of CEA’s ongoing recycling education and outreach efforts
A new study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows electronics recycling receives continued support among consumers. According to the Recycling and Reuse Study, 2014 Edition, more than four-fifths of U.S. adults (82 percent) say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, and one-third of consumers surveyed (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the last year, a four percent increase from 2012.
Nov 19, 2014
More Americans Than Ever to Shop Online and via Mobile Devices over the Holiday Shopping Weekend
Number of U.S. adults expecting to buy tech over the weekend up five percentage points
A record-breaking 103.3 million Americans will shop online between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 6.1 million shoppers over 2013, according to a new survey released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®. CEA’s 2014 Pre-Black Friday Report also finds, in total, 143 million U.S. consumers plan to shop over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with 89 million U.S. adults planning to buy consumer technology products.
Nov 19, 2014
CEA Statement on Senate's Down Vote on USA FREEDOM Act
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate’s failure to advance the USA FREEDOM Act: “We are disappointed with the Senate’s failure to advance the USA FREEDOM Act. The National Security Agency’s data collection activities have damaged the reputation of U.S. tech companies, costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, countless jobs and placing American companies at a competitive disadvantage. Full Release
Nov 19, 2014
NATPE||CONTENT FIRST AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION COLLABORATE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR ON JOINT CONSUMER RESEARCH
NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES® and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with each presentation followed by a panel discussion of senior executives from the content and consumer electronics industries, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth announced today. Full Release
Nov 12, 2014
From Cowboys to Movie Stars: CEA Inducts 12 Industry Leaders into the 2014 CE Hall of Fame
At the15th annual Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame awards ceremony held for the first time in New York City, 12 industry leaders joined the 197 inventors, engineers, retailers, journalists and entrepreneurs inducted since 2000 who have helped provide products and services that entertain, inform and connect consumers. More than 200 industry professionals attended the event held at the Grand Hyatt New York. Full Release
Nov 12, 2014
CEA Welcomes New CES Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Medved, founder of The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show, brings her knowledge of the tradeshow and conference industry to CEA
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® announced Denise Medved has been named vice president of sales and business development for the International CES® and International CES Asia. Medved brings extensive experience in trade show management and development. She comes to CEA from Tiny Kitchen Inc., where she served as president and CEO since its establishment in 2005. Medved also held senior management positions at Reed Exhibition Companies, IDG World Expo, and National Trade Productions, Inc.
Nov 11, 2014
CEA Applauds White House, USTR, Chinese Leadership on Advancing ITA
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, on the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders announce a breakthrough in Beijing. “It took hard work, and compromise on all sides, but today's announcement from Beijing on a breakthrough on the ITA marks a major path forward. President Obama, Ambassadors Froman and Punke, and their team at USTR have worked tirelessly over the past week to find a way forward. We commend the Chinese hosts of APEC and leadership in Beijing for reaching a mutually acceptable path forward to continuing, and swiftly concluding, ITA discussions in Geneva."