Located in Arlington, Va., Consumer Electronics Association is a trade association that owns and produces one of the largest annual trade shows in North America. It has a membership of more than 2,000 companies within the United States consumer technology industry. The association provides various member resources that offer information and market research material and networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders. It provides educational programs and technical training, exposure in promotional programs and representation from various industry professionals. The company offers information from market research and forecasts, consumer surveys, legislative and regulatory news, and engineering and training resources. It organizes various conferences and consumer technology tradeshows that unite retail buyers, distributors, manufacturers, market analysts, importers, exporters and the press from more than 100 countries. The company provides educational services through a research library, workshops and educational programs, and technical training and certification programs.