CES Media Kit


About CES

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. A high-level business event that touches all industries, it’s the place where business gets done.

A platform for innovators of all sizes to build their brands, CES is where every major technology company on the planet participates in some way — by exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring, attending or holding business meetings.

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Executives

Karen Chupka

Executive Vice President, CES

Karen Chupka is executive vice president, CES for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® the US trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation.

She oversees the sales, marketing, conferences, operations and management of CTA’s events including its annual tradeshow, CES.

Under Chupka’s leadership, CES has been named as the largest annual North American tradeshow by Tradeshow Executive Magazine and Tradeshow Week since 2001.

Chupka has been with CTA for 32 years and has held numerous roles within the organization including vice president of business development, director of industry relations and education, and director of marketing for CES.

Jean Foster

SVP, Marketing and Communications, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®

Jean Foster is Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, North America’s largest technology trade association which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. Foster oversees the communications and marketing departments at CTA and spearheaded the digital transformation of CTA’s business including the creation of the first all-digital CES.

Prior to joining the CTA, Foster was Chief Marketing Officer for Ostendio Inc., an early stage startup in digital healthcare. Establishing the Sales, Marketing and Communications function, she worked on taking the business through seed stage and preparing for Series A investment. Foster’s career spans over 25 years with some of the world’s best technology brands including BT, VeriSign, and GE. For these leading organizations, she drove transformational change in Marketing and Communications, delivered new products to market and grew revenue.

Jean is a passionate fundraiser for breast cancer research, awareness, and education. Her team has raised over $200,000 by walking 60 miles in 3 days and Jean was a top 10 fundraiser in Washington, D.C. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.

Gary Shapiro

President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES®  – The Global Stage for Innovation.

Shapiro directs a staff of about 200 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization’s promotion of innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. CTA advocates for a lower deficit, skilled immigration, free trade and policies that support innovative new business models. CTA does not seek government funding for industry.

Shapiro is a New York Times bestselling author, whose books include “Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation” (HarperCollins, 2019), “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” (HarperCollins, 2013) and “The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream” (Beaufort, 2011). Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose more than 1,000 opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. He is considered an “influencer” on LinkedIn and has more than 300,000 followers.

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Owned, produced and managed by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, show proceeds are reinvested to grow the consumer technology industry.
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