Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the US trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world’s largest annual innovation tradeshow, the International CES. Shapiro has held many exhibition industry leadership posts, and received the exhibition industry’s highest honor, the IAEE Pinnacle Award.
Prior to joining the association, Shapiro was an associate at the law firm of Squire Sanders. He also has worked on Capitol Hill, as an assistant to a member of Congress. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a double major in economics and psychology from Binghamton University.
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA); International CES; HDTV; Ninja Innovation; Congress; Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA); PROTECT IP Act (PIPA)