Jan. 8, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic President
kicked off the 2013 edition of the International CES, one of the world's largest consumer electronics shows, by delivering the opening keynote speech at the Venetian Hotel in
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 8, 2013 (PST
). In setting the tone for the exhibition and the industry this year, Mr. Tsuga highlighted in his speech Panasonic's commitment as an eco-engineering company to offering innovative, eco and smart solutions that are the products of the efforts of its employees around the world to make a better world as well as creating real value for its customers.
He was joined by
, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation of
, who introduced Panasonic's new 4k and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV technologies and energy solutions while reiterating the company's focus on its "Business to Business to Consumer" strategy. He also referred to Panasonic's new U.S. headquarters in
Newark, New Jersey
, now being constructed in accordance with the LEED (Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification requirements, as an example of Panasonic's commitment to engineering a better world.
Special guest speakers on stage included Mr.
, Co-founder and CEO of Specific Media, Mr.
, Chief Infotainment Officer of General Motors, Mr.
, former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand, Chairman of the Star Alliance and Member of the Board of Governors at IATA, and Mr.
, Mayor of
Newark, New Jersey
(in order of appearance). In addition, Mr.
, President of Sales and Marketing at Univision, Mr.
, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors, photojournalist Mr.
, Vice Chairman of United Airlines, and Ms.
, members of the U.S. women's soccer team for the
2012 Olympic Games also appeared in the video during the keynote.
The following is a summary of the keynote presentation: