CTIA - The Wireless Association announced today that they're changing things up a bit come 2014. The organization will be consolidating their 2014 events down into one single trade show for the year. CTIA has usually put on two events each year in the past, with the spring show focusing on consumer technology, and the fall show focusing on the enterprise market.
CTIA will continue to host CTIA 2013 and MobileCON 2013 separately, but will be incorporating some elements of next year's super show as a "springboard", of sorts, to the changes in 2014. Angel Ruiz, President and CEO of Ericsson, said that the decision by the CTIA to consolidate the shows "is exactly what the industry needed."
MobileCON 2013 is scheduled for October 9-11 in San Jose, California, and CTIA 2013 will take place May 21-23 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014's super show will take place in September on the 9th, 10th, and 11th at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas as well.
The new 2014 show will be the same week as the IFA conference in Berlin, which is where we saw Samsung unveil the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera, as well as the original Galaxy Note in 2011, and the original Galaxy Tab tablet in 2010. No doubt will that be a busy week for both the press and manufacturers showing off new products.