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Gates, Iger to Keynote at International CES

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Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Disney CEO Robert Iger will be keynote speakers for the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, officials said Monday.

The Consumer Electronics Association announced the names on the lineup for its confab, the world's largest consumer technology trade show, which will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 8-11, celebrating the show's 40th anniversary.

Gates will return to CES for his ninth preshow keynote address Jan. 7. Ed Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola, will kick off the 2007 show with an opening keynote Jan. 8, immediately following a state-of-the-industry address by CEA CEO Gary Shapiro.

Iger will round off day one of the International CES with his company's first CES keynote address that afternoon.

All keynotes for the 2007 show will take place at The Venetian's Palazzo Ballroom.