New York, NY—Since 2008, CE Week has been the summer technology industry event for companies to get their fall product lineups unveiled to the tech community. The show will return to the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Buildings in New York City, June 21–23, 2016.
CE Week will feature 200 exhibits, networking events, conference sessions and press conferences. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,000 qualified market influencers. They included trade affiliates, buyers, tech influencers, bloggers, investors, educators and more.
With the addition of getgeeked New York to the 2016 event, participating companies will now also be able to engage hard-to-reach consumers whose shared opinions are having a significant impact on the success or failure of today’s new tech products and services.
CE Week kicks off on June 21, 2016 with its annual opening night party at B&H Photo Video. The CE Week exhibit floor at the Metropolitan Pavilion opens to the press at 3:00 p.m. on June 22. Following is the getgeeked New York Consumer Showcase from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Then on June 23, the exhibit floor opens from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes a full conference program.
“More and more the companies we work with are recognizing the importance of engaging hard-to-reach consumers directly. And they are asking us to help them,” said Eric Schwartz, president/CRO – Consumer Technology, NAPCO Media. “Adding getgeeked New York allows us to seamlessly and effectively deliver this increasingly important community to our sponsors. And working with Barry, who has an amazing track record of creating programs that maximize the value of these interactions for companies, brings some new energy to the CE Week program.”
Prior to founding getgeeked Media, Barry Myers was a cofounder of the DigitalLife event. The event was held each October from 2004–2008 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. He was also the creator of the gdgt Live Tour, which was held six times a year in cities across the country from 2009–2013. In 2013, gdgt.com was acquired by AOL.
Launched in New York in October 2014, getgeeked has produced events in both New York and San Francisco. The event connects major brands and start-ups with the press and tech enthusiasts at one event.
“Adding getgeeked New York to an event that’s already the most important midyear event in the tech industry is the perfect next step in the growth of getgeeked,” said Myers. “I have a ton of respect for what the CE Week team has built over the last 10 years. Together, we’re not only going to offer companies access to all the communities they should be engaging at one event, but we’re going to design programs to help them meet the difficult specific challenges they’re facing today.” ceweekny.com