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International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 to Bring 40,000 Attendees & Expected Economic Impact of $47 Million to New Orleans May 8-10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Tara Letort
504-220-7414
tletort@neworleanscvb.com
Kelly Schulz
504-421-0962
kschulz@neworleanscvb.com

International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 to Bring 40,000 Attendees & Expected Economic Impact of $47 Million to New Orleans May 8-10

CTIA-The Wireless Association® offers free registration to locals; keynote remarks by President Clinton; and Media Reception with Exhibitors

WHAT: International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012

WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Halls A-G

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8-Thursday, May 10, 2012

DETAILS: International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 offers free registration to area business owners, educational faculty, staff and students when it convenes in New Orleans May 8-10, bringing together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking opportunities. International CTIA WIRELESS 2012 will draw 40,000 attendees, occupy more than 320,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors and host more than 1,000 journalists and media representatives, utilizing nearly every hotel in the city. This year's show is estimated to have an economic impact of more than $47 million.

The three-day conference will include exciting keynotes featuring CEOs and Presidents from AT&T Mobility, Cellcom, Electronic Arts, Federal Communications Commission, MasterCard Worldwide, Mozilla Corporation, Pandora, Spotify, Sprint Nextel Corporation, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and VISA, Inc., offering attendees the opportunity to hear from a wide range of mobile innovators on the issues and trends driving the wireless industry.

In addition, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a special meet and greet reception for International CTIA WIRELESS exhibitors, attendees and media on Wednesday, May 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Wireless Health Pavilion, located at the end of Hall G.

The last time New Orleans hosted International CTIA WIRELESS was in 2005.

FREE REGISTRATION FOR LOCALS:

  • Business owners, undergraduate and graduate college students, educational faculty and staff who are in the area and want to register for free access should contact CTIA's Kisme Williams at kwilliams@ctia.org by Monday, May 7.

MAJOR EVENTS: (All events held at MCCNO, unless otherwise noted)

  • Tues, May 8, 9:30-11 a.m.: Opening keynote by Cellcom President & CEO Patrick Riordan, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, MasterCard Worldwide President Gary Flood and Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy, La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2
  • Tues, May 8, 4:30-6 p.m.: Keynote remarks and roundtable discussion with AT&T Mobility President & CEO Ralph de la Vega, Sprint Nextel Corporation CEO Dan Hesse, T-Mobile USA CEO & President Philipp Humm, Verizon Wireless President & CEO Dan Mead and CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer, La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2
  • Wed, May 9, 9:30-11 a.m.: Keynote by Spotify CEO & Co-Founder Daniel Ek, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitello, Mozilla Corporation CEO Gary Kovacs and VISA, Inc. President John Partridge, La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2
  • Wed, May 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Meet and Greet Media Reception for local community and media, Wireless Health Pavilion (end of Hall G)
  • Thurs, May 10, 2-3 p.m.: Closing keynote session by President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2

EXHIBIT HALL: MCCNO, Halls B-G
HOURS: Tues, May 8: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wed, May 9: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs, May 10: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

PRESS ROOM: Hall A Lobby
HOURS: Mon, May 7: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues, May 8-Wed, May 9: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thurs, May 10: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

WEBSITE: www.ctiawireless.com
TWITTER: #CTIAW12
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/CTIAshow

About CTIA Shows:
CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONSTM takes place Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Visit www.ctiashows.com.

About CTIA:
TIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
CTIA:
Amy Storey, 202-736-3207, astorey@ctia.org
CTIA Shows: (Waggener Edstrom): Traci Hoch, 631-942-7549, thoch@waggeneredstrom.com
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-220-7414, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com