At this year’s International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® tradeshow and conference, attendees from more than 125 countries will learn about the latest wireless innovations—including health and energy applications, mobile storefronts and new content offerings. During a time of economic uncertainty, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about innovations that increase efficiency and result in ubiquitous access across industries on the keynote stage, show floor and in conference sessions. International CTIA WIRELESS takes place April 1-3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Against the backdrop of a turbulent market, the wireless industry continues to advance,” said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. “This year’s show will feature a concentrated marketplace of decision-makers working to deliver mobile products and services that improve efficiencies in industries such as healthcare, finance and energy. We are gearing up for a high level of activity at this year’s show, illustrating that despite rough economic waters, the wireless industry continues its tradition of creativity, growth and innovation.”
More than 1,000 exhibitors will present innovative wireless products and services on the show floor at International CTIA WIRELESS 2009. Exhibitor booths and specialized industry and international pavilions will show a variety of technologies, applications and services that demonstrate continued growth and innovation in the global wireless industry.
The keynote stage will host a variety of industry leaders and provide attendees with new perspectives on the future of the wireless industry. On Wednesday, April 1 at 9:00 a.m., CTIA President & CEO Steve Largent will host carrier CEOs Robert Dotson of T-Mobile USA and Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon Communications, along with Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of Research In Motion. These industry executives will provide perspective and insight on key wireless trends.
On April 2 at 9:00 a.m., the keynote session will explore different uses of wireless technology with commentary from Robbie Bach, president, Entertainment & Devices Division of Microsoft; Ben Wolff, co-chairman of Clearwire; and wireless health expert and noted cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute and chief academic officer of Scripps Health, who will discuss how wireless technology will change the future of medicine.
As part of CTIA’s tradition of marrying wireless technology and public service, the April 3, 9:30 a.m. keynote will feature former U.S. vice president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore. Since retiring from politics, Al Gore has been a tireless advocate for raising awareness on the dangers of global warming. He was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (together with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in 2007. His documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, won an Academy Award in 2007. Vice President Gore will discuss the wireless industry’s role in helping to solve the problem energy usage and the broader impact of green business on the economy and the environment.
For a schedule and list of CTIA keynote speakers, please visit: http://www.ctiawireless.com/events/event_details.cfm?calID=804
This year’s event will feature four conference tracks: Developing Business on Mobile; the Blueprint of Convergence; Partnerships Growing Mobile; and State and Federal Public Policy. The complete International CTIA WIRELESS educational program and daily schedule can be viewed at: http://www.ctiawireless.com/attendees/educational_sessions.cfm
In addition, the show will host 22 partner conferences and seminars that address issues in the forefront of the wireless industry today. From green technology and mobile entertainment to the convergence of fixed and wireless broadband networks, attendees will hear from the leading industry experts on a variety of topics. For a complete list of co-located conferences and partner seminars that begin on Tuesday, March 31, visit: http://ctiawireless.com/attendees/partner_seminars.cfm