International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 Exhibit Space Is 98 Percent Sold Thanks To Tremendous Demand



WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CTIA Debuts New Solutions Showcase to Look at the Future of Wireless

International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012, the premier event for all things mobile, today announced that due to astounding demand, 98 percent of its exhibit space at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans is sold out. CTIA expanded into a new hall earlier in the year to accommodate the growing number of companies that recognize International CTIA WIRELESS 2012 - taking place May 8-10, 2012 - is the epicenter for mobile innovation.



With more than 40,000 mobile industry professionals expected to attend, the expansion of International CTIA WIRELESS 2012 represents the growing demand for mobile strategies across vertical markets. More than 150 first time exhibitors have already reserved their space at this year's show, alongside industry titans, to experience the next generation of mobile technology at the industry's largest International marketplace for carrier services, enterprise, communications, apps, content and social networking.

"As we gear up for the biggest, most exciting CTIA yet, New Orleans will be the center of the mobile universe in May," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. "The show's expansion is a reflection of the growing ecosystem and the significant impact of mobile - transforming business on a global level across industries and touching every aspect of our daily lives. We're excited to showcase new innovations and host thought-provoking discussions from newcomers and industry veterans, all under one roof."

International CTIA WIRELESS 2012 will also feature the debut of CTIA's Solutions Showcase -a massive, 16,000 square foot exhibit that will give visitors a comprehensive view of the wireless industry's phenomenal innovations as well as a look into future advancements in areas such as health, energy, automotive and the "next wave." Solutions Showcase sponsors to date include: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.

What's New for International CTIA WIRELESS 2012?

CTIA World celebrates the wireless industry with interactive displays, announcements, awards, media coverage, programming and information on the grass-roots movement in each state. Come see the following showcases and exhibits:

BUZZ Zone Stage will host live CEO and executive interviews

Emerging Technology Showcase displays over 100 of the newest wireless gadgets, tools and devices

Exhibit Innovations Stage will host start-up pitches, speeches on the next B!G Idea, awards ceremonies and more offers the opportunity to learn and engage on consumer matters

Wireless Wall, a 10' x 50' interactive mural, will bring the wireless industry to life

Corporate Philanthropy Pavilion is the first corporate social responsibility pavilion for International CTIA WIRELESS 2012. The Wireless Foundation has created this pavilion to showcase the different ways in which wireless technology and our industry make our communities better places to live.

Executive Conference Center in the E-Tech Zone features executive meeting rooms available for rent on an hourly or daily basis--a convenient option for holding private meetings without having to leave the show floor. The Center will be open all three days of the event during the exhibit floor hours.

CTIA Tram Service will transport attendees through the expansive exhibits, circulating throughout the entire length of the show floor. Trams will run every 15-20 minutes with designated stops in each hall and a turn-around directly through the Solutions Showcase. Sponsors of the tram include First Data Corporation and PCD.

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About CTIA Shows CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS(TM) takes place Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Visit .

About CTIACTIA-The Wireless Association® ( ) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit .

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