The Breakthrough Awards honor the year’s most inspiring people and companies in fields including entertainment and technology. This will be the 10th year for the awards, which will move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to coincide with the annual International CES consumer electronics showcase. The presentation ceremony will anchor the only red-carpet event at CES and will be nationally broadcast.
Arlington, Va., July 2, 2013 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Penske Media Corporation (PMC), a leading digital media and publishing company, today announced a formal partnership to bring PMC’s Breakthrough Awards to the 2014 International CES, to take place at the Las Vegas Hotel (LVH) Theater on Thursday, January, 9, 2014. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 International CES, the world’s leading innovation event attracting over 150,000 attendees and over 3,000 exhibitors annually, will be held January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.
The Breakthrough Awards will recognize extraordinary achievements in a number of categories including media and entertainment, environmental work, architecture, athletics and technology. Attendees and presenters for the red carpet event will feature prominent business leaders, activists, executives and celebrities, with a broadcast partner to be revealed at a later date.
“The International CES is where ‘breakthrough announcements’ happen every year and has become a prime destination for the Hollywood community, attracting more than 30,000 entertainment and content professionals to experience the groundbreaking innovations transforming their industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy. “We are thrilled to partner with PMC on this awards program and look forward to honoring innovators across a number of fields, including entertainment and technology.”
“The CES show has always been a platform for innovation, ushering in technologies and standards that define our modern life, said Jay Penske, founder and chairman, PMC. We are excited to work with CEA to bring the Breakthrough Awards to CES, to shine a light on those individuals whose inspirational work across a number of fields and industries is changing our world for the better.”
More details about the Breakthrough Awards and other 2014 CES awards programs will be available soon at CESweb.org/Awards.
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.