CEA to Look into Holding Gaming Expo
If CES isn’t enough for you, you may now have the option of a second major CEA-sponsored event in 2007. The association has put together an advisory committee to explore the possibility of holding a trade show dedicated to the gaming industry. This announcement comes in the wake of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) declaring their intention to create a more intimate version of their Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) for 2007.
Prior to E3, CES was the largest gaming show in the U.S. CEA’s new event would take place somewhere on the West Coast in late Spring of next year. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CES said, “Since ESA decided to eliminate the E3 event in its known format, we have been deluged with inquiries on whether we could fill the tradeshow needs of smaller video entertainment companies.”
The committee will be led by CEA executives Karen Chupka, senior vice president of events and conferences and Dan Cole, vice president of business development, who welcome inquiries from companies who would like to participate in the committee at kchupka@CE.org and dcole@CE.org, respectively.
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