MMW has learned that as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, CES will recognize 37 influential companies that have exhibited at CES for more than 40 years.
Ten of those were at the first CES in 1967 and will again be at CES 2017 in January: 3M, Lenovo, Memorex (now MEM-CE), Philips, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Voxx International and Westinghouse.
According to an announcement from MMW, Panasonic is the sole exhibitor to have exhibited in all 50 consecutive CES shows, and will receive special recognition onsite.
“CES has been the proving ground for innovators for 50 years and has grown from a top destination for mainly audio/video retailers and distributors to a global gathering place for the entire innovation ecosystem,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) TM. “In addition to the traditional tech players, CES now draws from nearly every major industry. We are honored and humbled to celebrate this core group of exhibitors who have been with us from the start.”