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Published on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

CTIA plans a Las Vegas challenge to Mobile World Congress

CTIA-The Wireless Association, the US-based international wireless communications industry organisation, has announced its plans for a new annual mobile industry trade show from 2014. The first of these shows, CTIA 2014, will take place at the Sands Expo Convention Centre in Las Vegas on 9th, 10th and 11th September next year.

More than 24 months of research and planning have gone into what’s being called a ‘super mobility week’. This new show will consolidate the regular CTIA Wireless technology and consumer electronics event every spring with IT-focussed MobileCON, which happens in the autumn.

Rob Mesirow , CTIA Vice President and Show Director, said “The wireless industry is evolving rapidly and there is a need to have a show that centers on the entire global mobile ecosystem in a way that hasn’t existed among the current shows, which is why CTIA 2014 will be unique. The mobile revolution is positively affecting nearly every industry, such as M2M, connected home, media and advertising, money and global consumer electronics, and CTIA 2014 will serve as a worthy platform to showcase those companies and individuals that are leading this charge and will be a valuable resource for anyone wanting to be a part of this innovative industry. In addition, the timing of the 2014 show will deliver the perfect stage for companies to debut mobile consumer products and services for the annual holiday buying season.”

The final separate shows are CTIA 2013 from 21st-23rd May in Las Vegas and MobileCON 2013 on 9th-11th October in San Jose.

[CTIA blog]

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