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Disney Prez to Address Industry Insiders at CES

The Consumer Electronics Association has selected key executives from Disney-ABC and AMD to speak at the "Industry Insider" event at the 2009 International CES, Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas.

Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC, will join Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing, and Dirk Meyer, president and CEO of chipmaker AMD, in delivering addresses at the one of the world’s largest tradeshows.

Meyer will kick off the event’s Industry Insider Series at 11 a.m. on Jan. 8 and Sweeney will deliver her presentation at that afternoon’s Industry Insider event at 2:30 p.m. Griffith is scheduled to take to the spotlight at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 to conclude the show’s Industry Insider presentations.

“We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic lineup of Industry Insider speakers to the 2009 International CES stage, each representing key markets in the consumer technology industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “Anne Sweeney has been instrumental in merging the worlds of technology and content to allow greater access for consumers, and Dirk Meyer and Mike Griffith are true pioneers shaping the future of the respective IT and gaming markets. CES attendees will gain incredible insight from these industry leaders regarding the next generation of technology innovations.”

The 2009 International CES will feature more than 2,700 exhibitors representing 30 product categories of consumer electronic devices.