On Friday, I received an invitation to the event, where I was told that PCI Express 3.0 was to be discussed. "Here you will receive a comprehensive update on PCI technologies, including information on the PCIe 3.0 specification publication coming in the second half of this year," a spokeswoman said in an e-mail.
Last year, 2009, was supposed to be the year PCI Express 3.0 was supposed to have been announced. But the standard was delayed for compatibility reasons. At the time, PCI-SIG executives said that PCI Express 3.0 products would most likely ship in 2011, with graphics (and supporting motherboards) as the first products to take advantage of the new spec.