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Hollywood stars, TV personalities, to spotlight trends at 2015 International CES

MUMBAI: The 2015 International CES in the US will feature Hollywood stars, TV personalities, professional athletes and musical icons promoting the latest innovations revolutionising the ways consumers live, work, play, connect and access information.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 CES, a gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run from 6-9 January in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Actor, entrepreneur, and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon will serve as the ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES programme. Entertainment Matters is a content-focused CES programme developed for the film, television and digital communities.

Rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will make an appearance and sign autographs for fans and attendees on 7 January from 2-3 pm at the SMS Audio booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, #21012). SMS audio combines technology, function and style to bring the highest caliber of sound, comfort and fashion to every product.

Dr. Phil McGraw, host of the daytime syndicated talk show ‘Dr. Phil’, and co-founder of Doctor on Demand will speak at the Digital Health Summit on 8 January. The sixth annual Digital Health Summit will focus on the latest enhancements that impact the healthcare system.

American radio personality, television host and producer Ryan Seacrest will headline address with iHeartMedia chairman, CEO Bob Pittman at C Space at Aaria, a new show location at the 2015 CES. The headliner address is scheduled for 1 pm on Wednesday, 7 January. C Space is the official destination for the marketing, advertising, content and creative communities at the 2015 CES.

Rock icon Neil Young and PonoMusic will hold a special press briefing on High Resolution Audio on 6 January at the Hi-Res Audio Workshop (Venetian, Bellini ballroom 2001). In addition, Young will share his passion for high-res music in a SuperSession led by ‘Rolling Stone’ executive editor Nathan Brackett on 7 January.

Dolvett Quince, fitness expert, television star and New York Times author and lead trainer on ‘The Biggest Loser’ will be launching Brookstone’s BodyForm Roller at CES. He will demonstrate techniques for using a massage roller to alleviate stress, soothe sore muscles and help muscles recover more quickly. Quince will attend a celebrity autograph session on 8 January.

Dutch DJ and record producer Tiësto will host a Fireside Chat and sign autographs on 6 January.

Big mountain snowboarder and three-time Freeride world champion and expéditions leader Xavier de Le Rue will represent Hexo+ at the 2015 CES. As co-founder of the company, Xavier will appear in the Hexo+ booth (LVCC, South Hall, #26320) throughout the show. The Hexo+ is an autonomous flying camera that follows people and records their actions as they participate in a fast-paced activity or sport.

The star of Syfy channel’s ‘Ascension’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’, actress Tricia Helfer will be hosting an autograph session on behalf of Elektrobit (EB) Automotive on 8 January. Elektrobit Automotive aims to enhance the in-vehicle experience with industry leading automotive software solutions and services for comfort, safety, entertainment, navigation and connected services.

American fashion designer, fashion commentator and former “Project Runway” contestant Nick Verreos is hosting the FashionWare runway shows on 7 January. He also is scheduled to be in the WebMD booth during the Fashion Shows and will do a meet and greet in the FashionWare booth.

Professional street skateboarder Josh Kalis will attend the 2015 CES with Trace Live Network and will be at their booth on 7 January. Trace Live Network produces a visually intelligent smart camera, the Tracer1, which can autonomously operate a series of vehicle accessories and lock onto and follow any subject – all while live-streaming HD footage to the internet.

The host of Howard Stern’s ‘The Wrap-Up Show’, Jon Hein will host the Last Gadget Standing and the Mobile Apps Showdown on 8 January. Hein will then be available for interviews at the WebMD Wellness Lounge and Studio booth.

Theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist and populariser of science Dr. Michio Kaku will attend Toyota’s press conference during the official CES Press Day on 5 January.