We are back to Holland and at work…

… but still we would like to share a few extra 2011 CES data with you.

What a show! We got great attention from the international press and a lot of praise about our achievement in the industry in only a few years. (During the last day, we shot a few little videos with important key journalists and hi-fi distributors and we plan to post them later on on this blog).

The attendance was large and of high quality. We can really feel that PrimaLuna is now well-known into the audio market; people came now with specific questions, asked for details, asked what was new for the upcoming year.

Surprising also was the attendance of young people. They are really willing to discover new things and we found that tubes are attractive to them as these are new to them. Their music knowledge by the way, is very interesting and large. They are fun to talk to!

Hereunder an article of the CES organization which kind of proves our experience during the show was more or less the same in other sections of the industry.

2011 INTERNATIONAL CES WOWS WORLD WITH INNOVATION AND OPTIMISMRecord-breaking 30,000 Overseas Visitors Experience World’s Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow
January 9, 2011, Las Vegas – More than 2,700 technology companies across global industries dazzled attendees at the 2011 International CES®, with the ground-breaking event energizing the technology world. The 2011 CES set several new records, including 30,000 international attendees and 22 top CEOs participating in keynotes. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2011 CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, concluded today in Las Vegas.“The 2011 International CES was a phenomenal worldwide event that spanned global industries including technology, automotive and entertainment markets,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “This global technology gathering featured more innovation, more news, more social media buzz and more international attendance than any other show in CES history.” 

Preliminary attendance figures indicate more than 140,000 industry professionals attended the 2011 International CES. More than 30,000 attendees came from outside the United States, with the show attracting more than 80 international delegations. CEA conducts an independent audit of attendance at the International CES and final verified figures will be available in the spring.

Major technology trends emerged from the CES show floor including the launch of more than 80 tablets, wireless 4G LTE, connected TV technologies, smart appliances – featured for the first time in show history – and electric vehicles. Ford’s Alan Mulally unveiled the company’s first electric car at the 2011 International CES with its Ford Focus Electric.

The 2011 CES brought top CEOs to the CES stage including Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, Verizon’s Ivan Seidenberg, Audi’s Rupert Stadler, Samsung’s Boo-Keun Yoon, Ford’s Alan Mulally, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Cisco’s John Chambers, Xerox’s Ursula Burns and GE’s Jeffrey Immelt. These executives were joined onstage by leaders spanning various industries including Comcast’s Brian Roberts, Time Warner Cable’s Glenn Britt, Dreamworks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg and Hulu’s Jason Kilar, PrimaLuna and Durob Audio’s Kevin Deal and Herman van den Dungen (haha – good joke Dominque). The 2011 International CES conference program consisted of 250 sessions featuring 900 speakers.

As the relationship between technology and the content community grows in significance, the 2011 CES featured a new program, Entertainment Matters, designed for the Hollywood community. As part of the program, the 2011 CES featured the first-ever Entertainment Matters keynote panel with leaders from Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Akamai Technologies, Interpublic Group and WPP. The 2011 International CES featured government leaders from the U.S. and around the world including United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, along with Commissioners Meredith Attwell Baker, Mignon Clyburn and Robert M. McDowell.

The 2011 CES created phenomenal buzz in the social media world with more than 158,000 CES-related tweets since Monday, January 3, and more than 11,000 page views on CEA’s Digital Dialogue blog.

For more news on the 2011 International CES, visit CESweb.org. The International CES will return to Las Vegas next January 10-13, 2012.

We really enjoyed to report every day, even if the hotel internet connexion did not always wanted to work with us!!! 

We thank again Kevin and his team for their hard job, our distributors and US reps, the press who took time to visit us and anyone who came into the rooms.

Dominique and Herman

About beheerder

45 years of being with and in the world of high-end audio equipment. As distributor of Krell, Sonus Faber, Cello, Conrad-Johnson and many more, initiator of brands like Kiseki, Cogelco, AH!, PrimaLuna, Mystère and maybe more to follow.
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2 Responses to We are back to Holland and at work…

  1. Kevin Deal PrimaLuna USA says:

    The show was the best I’ve seen for maybe 5 years. No doubt due to the economy bouncing back a bit, and a strong showing and awards for both Mystere and PrimaLuna.

    The energy and good vibes were contagious. It was the best show PrimaLuna has ever had. Kudos to the people from Sonus faber and Vienna. Though our entire systems cost less than just the cables from other rooms, many people felt we had some of the best sounds. Period.

    • I can only agree to that. Was glad to see that we have the same feeling as the organisation of CES, which is not always the case … Thank you Kevin, Jared, Cy, Adam, Jill, Dominique, our friends from DHLabs, Sonus faber and Vienna Acoustics. We had a great time, great results. See you all again next year!

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