PHILADELPHIA- The Consumer Electronics Association’s “America Wins With Trade” tour bus rolled into Philadelphia Wednesday morning, where CEA personnel visited the headquarters of Neat Receipts, Inc., conducted a product demonstration, and then spoke with reporters. Throughout, the CEA and Neat Receipts executives spoke of the need for ratification of pending free trade agreements- especially those with Colombia, Panama and South Korea- as well as a general pro-free trade position, which CEA senior vice president for industry affairs Jason Oxman said the industry supports “with one voice.” The event began in the Market Street offices of Neat Receipts, a scanning solutions provider founded
The Consumer Electronics Association this week will kick off a 30-state nationwide tour meant to push its support of free trade, and the mayor of New York City will help get things underway Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a press conference Monday at J&R Music world in downtown Manhattan, where he will be accompanied by J&R CEO Rachelle Friedman, as well as CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. From there, the tour will move on to Philadelphia and Baltimore, before a rally is held on Capitol Hill Thursday. The tour will also make appearances both at the Democratic National Convention in Denver
In a move that would pass one of the toughest laws of its kind in the nation’s largest city, New York’s City Council Wednesday approved a bill to require recycling of electronics, the New York Times reported. However, the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, opposes the bill, as do manufacturers, although the lopsided, 47-3 majority by which it passed could result in either an override of a mayoral veto, or a compromise between the sides. Under the terms of the proposed law, manufacturers would be required to take back electronics sold either by themselves, or by companies that have since gone out of
By Joe Paone NEW YORK CITY, June 18, 2003 — Samsung's second annual Four Seasons of Hope charity luncheon in New York City was notable for more reasons than just goodwill. In addition to celebrating the spectacular progress of the charity, which, together with retail partners, works with four famous sports legends to raise money for their specific foundations, the luncheon was front-page news in the New York Post for its delicious serving of political intrigue. The prospect of master of ceremonies Bob Costas presiding over the honoring of three of the four legends — Magic Johnson, Joe Torre and Boomer Esiason (Arnold Palmer could not
Industry People on the Move All that JVC Jazz: From left, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; JVC Company of America's Executive Vice President/COO Harry Elias; JVC Americas' President/CEO Katsuhiko Hattori; and Festival Productions President/CEO George Wien celebrate at the JVC Jazz Festival reception, held June 17, 2002, at Gracie Mansion. Ultimate Electronics has a newly appointed senior buyer; Greg Hughes now oversees display technology decisions regarding the company's flat panel and direct view televisions. Hughes comes to Ultimate Electronics after serving as general manager/director of merchandising for 800.com. SatisFusion recently brought Stephen Posner on board as its vice president of sales.