CES 2008 – Dinner and Phantom of the Opera

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We attended many parties at the 2008 CES. The one that stood out has to go to AOC and LiteOn. These two companies went all out and treated us to a performance of Phantom of the Opera and dinner at Zeffirino.

Most people from North America won’t know who AOC is. However, most everyone has seen or used a product made by them. AOC is an OEM manufacturer of display monitors. They make displays for many of the big name brands. As a matter of fact, one in four LCD display in the market today is made by AOC. LiteOn was also an OEM manufacturer until they started selling their media drives under their own name. AOC will be selling displays under their own name as well and partnered with LiteOn to produce this exclusive event for select members of the press and a few very good customers.

Before heading off to Phantom and dinner, we got a chance to talk to the CEO of AOC and the director of LiteOn. Both share their vision of increasing profits by marketing products under their own brand name, while still maintaining all OEM contracts. It’s a good strategy as longs as the companies you manufacture for don’t get upset with you for cutting into their market.

Phantom of the Opera was an amazing show, easily one of the best shows I’ve seen in Vegas. Las Vegas takes entertainment over the top and they definitely did that with Phantom. I highly recommend checking it out. If you have seen Phantom before then you will love the Vegas version. Our hosts were nice enough to provide us with a souvenir program from the show.

Dinner at Zeffirino was a great way to end the night’s performance. Zeffirino’s Executive Chef, Francesco Schintu, prepared a special menu just for our group. The menu started off light and refreshing and progressively got richer. At the end of the night, we were given a LiteOn AOC roller bag. There were more gifts inside the bag but I haven’t look at it yet. The bag will come in handy when we fly home. I can use it to carry some of the CES free stuff.

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34 thoughts on “CES 2008 – Dinner and Phantom of the Opera”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    Looks like you guys had a good time. I tried to get into this event but it was already full 🙁

    1. Good time Good Food…that’s a long table!!!!
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  2. Seopher says:

    Stephen Fung has quite a mighty beard these days!

    That’s a mighty long table, if only I was based in the US 😥

    1. David Chew says:

      Yes it is. 😀

  3. Contest Beat says:

    I know AOC – woot!

    1. The company I work for has 1 AOC monitor out of … thousands.

  4. Wow, that dinner looks great, I like the last picture to 😉

    1. Keep it in your pants Carl! :mrgreen:

    2. I need to stop reading this blog when meal time is so far away…

      HS

    3. Will says:

      I think all his food pics look great! John chow eats like a king for every meal.

  5. David Chew says:

    Looks like you all are having a lot of fun. 😈

  6. The Prosciutto looks very appetizing! What is the address to this restaurant? I would like to hit it up, the next time I’m in Vegas.

  7. Who is the hot chick at the bottom?

    1. Enkay Blog says:

      I mentioned it below but she is Ashley Donaldson from http://www.thiscomplicatedlife.com

  8. Benny Ong says:

    Looks yummy. Don’t you get tired from partying hard?

  9. duckeldanny says:

    hope you have fun

  10. Shawn Jooste says:

    You always take picture of the food… Makes me hungry…

  11. rodel says:

    now im hungry again.. 😀

    anyway, i’m done with my pizza here…got some left overs here..anyone? :mrgreen:

  12. Desmond says:

    Looks like John Chow is enjoying himself. 🙂

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      Even dot com moguls need to have fun every once in a while 🙂

      Alan Johnson

  13. WannaSmile says:

    Looks like those were some good eats! The food looks delish.
    http://www.wannasmile.com

  14. Who is the lady in the last pic?

  15. Justin Rumpf says:

    WOW Thats alot of food, definately will be hitting this place up next time in Vegas…

  16. CatherineL says:

    John – glad you enjoyed Phantom of the Opera. I really want to see it, but it’s booked up every time we go to London. So, we’re hoping to get to tickets to see it in New York instead.

  17. Mike Huang says:

    WOW! It looks like AOC and LiteOn threw a FANTASTIC event!

    -Mike

  18. Phantom was fantastic, saw it last week. You weren’t sitting under the chandelier, were you?

  19. Really fantastic dinner. John you must have enjoyed it well. 😀

  20. Will says:

    once again this party looks like something i would want to attend 🙂

  21. Ava says:

    Another food post…*yawn*

  22. vhxn.com says:

    Cool Video, hope you lots of fun there :mrgreen:

  23. Liviu Pantea says:

    I see that food was outstanding again. And btw. i had an AOC 17″ CRT display a few years ago.

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