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CEA’s Gary Shapiro to Interview New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at the 2014 International CES
Arlington, VA – 11/25/2013 – Tom Wheeler, the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® the 2014 International CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FCC Chairman Wheeler will join CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro for a one-on-one discussion addressing issues vital to the technology industry. The session will take place at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N255-257.
“Wheeler takes the helm of the FCC at a critical time for the reallocation of spectrum for wireless broadband and other services,” Shapiro said. “We are honored that the International CES will be one of his first public appearances as the new FCC chairman and serve as the twelfth consecutive FCC Chairman SuperSession we have held at CES. I’m thrilled to welcome him to the stage to share his vision for his tenure at one of the nation’s leading regulatory agencies.”
In addition to the SuperSession, FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly will be panelists on the FCC Regulatory Agenda for 2014 session during the CES Innovation Policy Summit. The session will offer insight into their thoughts on important regulatory and policy issues, including spectrum allocation, accessibility and regulatory reform, that are dominating the conversation in 2014. This session will take place at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N254.
            The CES Innovation Policy Summit includes top government officials, entrepreneurs and policy experts who will underscore the relationship between technology innovation and public policies while addressing major issues impacting American innovators and U.S. competitiveness. For more information on the 2014 CES, visit
Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.”  Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.”  Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.

About the Consumer Technology Assocation

 The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at and through social media:                       

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