CES is one of the biggest tradeshows in the world, so when a company signs up to attend, it's usually a good indication that they've got something to talk about. However, it seems one of the panel speakers, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, has pulled out with just one week remaining before the show.
Bloomberg cites spokesman Peter Thonis as saying the reasoning behind the cancellation is a scheduling conflict. According to Thonis, Lowell's scheduled has changed and he can no longer make his January 11 panel on the power of innovation. No additional explanation was given for his sudden decision to pull out of the show, however, this isn't the first time we've had a major CEO cancel a CES appearance. Former Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz was supposed to give one of the keynote speeches at CES 2010, but ended up canceling a couple of months beforehand. Similar to Lowell McAdam, Carol's reason for not going to the show was a change of schedule.
CES 2012 is scheduled to take place from January 10 - 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We'll be on-site bringing you the latest news and coverage of the best keynotes happening, so stay tuned!