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CTIA Announces Finalists in The Big Idea Contest
Feb 16, 2011 (04:02 PM EST)


WINNERS TO BE REVEALED AT INTERNATIONAL CTIA WIRELESS® 2011

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS® today announced the five finalists of The BIG Idea Contest, an inaugural competition that recognizes new and innovative concepts for wireless products, applications and services. After viewing and ranking more than 45 submissions, more than 5,000 mobile industry professionals voted online to choose the five BIG Idea finalists:


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International CTIA WIRELESS takes place March 22-24, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Pre-conference seminars will begin on March 21.

The five BIG Idea finalists will briefly present during International CTIA WIRELESS on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. on the Exhibit Innovations Stage. The top three submissions with the highest number of votes will be announced and declared the winners of The CTIA WIRELESS BIG Idea Contest. The winners will make full-length presentations to show attendees on March 22 and March 23.

"CTIA received a wide range of submissions demonstrating the exciting mobile innovations on the horizon, and we congratulate the BIG Idea Contest finalists," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "Show attendees can expect to see some of the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds presenting the next big ideas in wireless."

Although voting ended February 10, BIG Idea submissions are still available for viewing at www.ctiashow.com/bigidea.

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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® 2011 takes place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 takes place October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

CTIA–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 produces the industry's leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit www.ctia.org.

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