Consumer Electronics Association chief is headliner

BREMERTON — Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of the national Consumer Electronics Association, will be the keynoter of an upcoming “Innovation and Leadership” summit hosted by the West Sound Technology Association.

The annual event, suitable for leaders in technology, business, education, government and nonprofits, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Kitsap Conference Center.

The Consumer Electronics Association hosts the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the largest show of its kind in the world. Shapiro helps set national policy through the association, his writings and testifying before Congress. He was voted one of the most influential people in Washington, D.C., by Washington Life magazine.

Other speakers will include Egils Milbergs, director of the Washington Economic Development Commission, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent, and John Powers, director of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance.

The cost to attend is $50 for WSTA members and $60 for nonmembers. To register, visit

— Rachel Pritchett

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