Women in Cable Telecommunications and CES Today Announce that the WICT Signature Luncheon Will Move to CES in 2017

Media contact:
Talton Gibson
tgibson@wict.org
202-827-4782

For Immediate Release:
11/03/2016

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that the WICT Signature Luncheon will be held during CES® 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, January 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Signature Luncheon will be located in the ARIA Hotel. ARIA is home to C Space, a program at CES for the advertising, content, entertainment and marketing communities, making it the ideal co-location for WICT. The WICT Signature Luncheon, which made its debut in 2010, serves as one of WICT’s key diversity and inclusion initiatives, showcasing the superlative achievements that support the advancement of women.

"On behalf of the WICT Board of Directors, we are very excited to bring the WICT Signature Luncheon to CES, the largest media and technology event in the country," said WICT President & CEO Maria E. Brennan, CAE. "As we continue to shine a spotlight on the business imperative surrounding gender diversity, CES offers WICT a strong platform to highlight progress and showcase solutions."

"We are happy to welcome WICT to CES, with its focus on ensuring women have every opportunity to excel in media and technology," said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association™. "The cable industry is a trailblazer when it comes to women in leadership positions and organizations like WICT have helped foster the advancement of women. This partnership is a natural synergy for highlighting the innovative strides women are making in the tech and media industries."
 
WICT proudly recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal as the Premier Sponsor of the WICT Signature Luncheon, as well as Champion Sponsors Accenture and Neustar, Inc.


About WICT
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in media. With over 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

About CES
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

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