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DisplaySearch Details IFA Conference Agenda

DisplaySearch announced the final agenda for its IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference, which will be held September 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

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Final Agenda Announced for IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference

Essential Conference for Those Who Want to Understand Tablet and TV Supply Chain, Market Dynamics

Santa Clara, Calif., September 1, 2011—DisplaySearch today revealed the final agenda for its upcoming IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference, which will be held September 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Hosted in conjunction with the IFA, the premier consumer electronics tradeshow in the world, the IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference will explore the emerging tablet PC supply chain and the impact of tablets on TV and home video ecosystems. The conference will also feature forecasts and analysis from DisplaySearch as well as presentations from top executives of leading companies throughout the supply chain.

“Tablets and TVs are two of the most important products and market segments for IFA trade visitors to understand,” said Paul Semenza, Senior Vice President of DisplaySearch. “Attendees of the IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference will leave with a deeper understanding of the technology and supply chain realities, as well as the end-market dynamics of these crucial segments.”

The IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference will feature more than 10 presentations by DisplaySearch global analysts in addition to industry leaders who will present their viewpoints and perspectives on the industry. Representatives throughout the tablet and TV supply chain will participate.

The IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference will provide attendees with valuable information and market data, as well as great opportunities for networking and hearing different perspectives that can benefit companies’ business strategies.

The final agenda includes:

Welcome by Paul Semenza, Senior Vice President of DisplaySearch

Session I: Understanding the Tablet Supply Chain

• David Hsieh, Vice President Greater China Market, DisplaySearch
• Simon Forrest, Senior Marketing Manager, Imagination Technologies
• Derek Wright, European Tablet Product Marketing Manager, ViewSonic
• Mike Gannon, Home Product Architect, Motorola Mobility

Session II: Tablet Meets TV

• Paul Gray, Director European TV Research, DisplaySearch
• Euan Smith, Senior Vice President Product & Operations, Sky Deutschland AG
• Albert Mombarg, Senior Director Smart TV, Philips Consumer Lifestyle
• Markus Wagenseil, Technical Marketing Manager, TV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
• Stephen Petheram, Marketing Director, MGt plc/Pay Wizard

Session III: TV into the Future: Enhancing the Home Experience

• Paolo D’Amato, CEO, Sisvel Technology
• Bob Mayson, President, Consumer Electronics Division, RealD Inc.
• Darrell Benke, Senior Marketing Manager, TAOS Inc.

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About DisplaySearch
Since 1996, DisplaySearch has been recognized as a leading global market research and consulting firm specializing in the display supply chain, as well as the emerging photovoltaic/solar cell industries. DisplaySearch provides trend information, forecasts and analyses developed by a global team of experienced analysts with extensive industry knowledge. In collaboration with The NPD Group, its parent company, DisplaySearch uniquely offers a true end-to-end view of the display supply chain from materials and components to shipments of electronic devices with displays to sales of major consumer and commercial channels. For more information on DisplaySearch analysts, reports and industry events, visit us at Read our blog at and follow us on Twitter at @DisplaySearch.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,800 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit Follow us on Twitter at @npdtech and @npdgroup.