CE Week Wraps Up in New York
The largest consumer electronics (CE) event in New York City, CE Week brought together government officials to celebrate the city’s young student innovators, local designer Chris March of Project Runway to prove wearable tech can be chic, and rising “techfluencers” from the getgeeked community who competed to be the next star YouTube product reviewer. Over the course of the three days, there were hundreds of products on display and more than 130 tech industry leaders who participated in more than 30 conference sessions, attracting thousands of media and CE industry professionals from across the nation.
“CE Week was a tremendous success across the board – featuring compelling product launches, dynamic discussions and quality networking,” Martin Porter, executive producer of CE Week, said as part of the announcement. “This week illustrated the energy and excitement that the tech industry brings to New York City, to consumers worldwide and to the global economy.”
The week kicked off with a major announcement from Buick at the C3 Connected Car Conference: Buick will be offering Apple CarPlay capability in all 2016 Regal and LaCrosse models. Attendees had the opportunity to experience Apple CarPlay in a Buick LaCrosse, along with in-car demos from Pioneer and QNX/Maserati. TheConnected Car Conference, focused on behind-the-wheel innovations and featured executives from AAA, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover and Pandora.
Advanced audio/video products took center stage at Your Next TVand Your Next Audio Conferences featuring executives from major audio/video companies including Sony, LG, Samsung and Dolby, discussing the technologies that are enhancing the TV and audio experience for consumers. Evening fun included an opening party at B&H Photo and Video’s iconic store where food, drink and technology flowed.