Arnold Donald
Arnold Donald

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald will be one of four keynote speakers at the 2017 CES, an annual consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas that draws up to 170,000 attendees.

Donald is scheduled to speak on Jan. 5 and will unveil a new "Connected Experience" that uses "the Internet of Things" to raise the vacation bar, according to a Carnival statement.

"This first-of-its kind technology will create an entirely new guest experience level based on personalization and simplicity at scale," the statement said.

Other keynote speakers for the Jan. 5-8 show will be Nissan Motor Corp. chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank and NVIDIA president and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Carnival Corp. will have an invitation-only Experience Center at CES that will offer an in-depth look into its new technology. It said Donald's address will mark the first time in CES's 50-year history that a travel industry CEO has delivered the opening keynote address.

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