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SID And IHS Join Forces Once Again To Produce Dynamic Business Track At Display Week 2016
PR Newswire
Three-day Track Comprises Specialized Business, Market Focus and Investors Conferences

CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) today announced it will again partner with market intelligence firm IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, to organize and produce the Business Track during SID's Display Week, which runs from May 22-27, 2016, at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Comprising four separate daylong conferences held over three days, the Business Track will bring together executives from more than 60 display industry companies and IHS analysts to address a range of business issues facing the industry, and explore effective strategies for achieving success in the changing global marketplace.

"The Business Track has proved highly popular with the managers, executives, investors and business leaders who take part in Display Week," said Amal Ghosh, SID president. "Attending one or more of these conferences allows them to hear unique perspectives on the topics covered and to interact, in a more intimate setting, with the speakers and panelists who are delving into unique business and market challenges associated with the display industry. The networking opportunities alone are worth the price of admission."

First up on Monday, May 23, will be the Business Conference, whose theme this year is "Innovation: Move Ahead or Get Left Behind." The conference will explore where innovation is happening – as well as where it has slowed, e.g., the traditional PC market – and why. Overall, the conference will look at a range of technologies central to current and ongoing growth in the display industry. These include TVs, digital signage, mobile PCs, augmented reality/virtual reality displays, automotive displays and snapshots of new display technologies that have the potential for major impact. Each of the five sessions will be followed by a lively panel discussion.

Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, will feature the two Market Focus Conferences, focused respectively on touch and wearables – two more technology areas that are playing a significant role in shaping and defining the future of the display industry. Each Market Focus Conference will concentrate on the critical market development issues facing each of these technologies. As with the Business Conference, the conferences on touch and wearables will each feature presentations and panel sessions with executives throughout the display supply chain.

Sponsored by Cowen & Company, the Investors Conference returns for its 12th year also on Tuesday, May 24.  As in past years, the Investors Conference brings together public and private investors, business professionals, and the leading industry innovators driving advancements in the global display ecosystem in a program designed to uncover opportunities and make new connections.

Fees for each of the four conferences include a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and networking events, access to the exhibit hall and Tuesday morning keynotes, and electronic copies of the presentation material, as well as admission to the evening networking receptions.  The preliminary agendas/speakers and general information on each of the events can be found at www.displayweek.org.

For media interested in attending any of the Business Track events, please contact Marie Labrie/Meagan Hardcastle of MCA at displayweekPR@mcapr.com.  Companies interested in speaking at/or sponsoring the Business Track may contact Laura Castellano of IHS at laura.castellano@ihs.com.

About Display Week 2016
The 53rd SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2016, will take place May 22-27 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2016, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek16.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,600 people in 32 countries around the world.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008.  For more information, visit www.sid.org.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2016 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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