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CES Asia: Innovation at the Speed of 5G

CES Asia® 2018 wrapped today with the rapid pace of global innovation front and center over the show’s three day duration. The next stage of technology advancements were showcased across vehicle tech, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality, digital health and more. The event, 24 percent larger than last year in terms of footprint, cemented itself as the place to fully experience how the pace of technology is accelerating globally. CES Asia, the premier event for tech innovation in the Asian marketplace, will return to Shanghai, China, June 11-13, 2019.

“5G and AI are igniting growth across the entire tech ecosystem changing the way we interact with technology and the world around us,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. “It’s incredible to see technology refining and reinventing itself at such a fast pace. Just six months ago we were at CES with life-altering tech all around us. This week, I saw that technology refined, enhanced and built upon in many ways, especially with AI and 5G integration and the creative ways those technologies are being imagined and implemented.”

With 43,000 trade attendees and total attendance of over 46,000, including 1,400+ members of the global media, up 20 percent over 2017 total attendance, CES Asia 2018 broke records. More than 500 companies showcased tech breakthroughs across 50,000 gross square meters of exhibit space; a 24 percent increase over 2017 and 2.5 times larger than the inaugural 2015 event.

“CES Asia is the best indicator of consumer technology trends in Asia,” said Lenovo Group. “As a frequent exhibitor at CES, Lenovo Group is exhibiting at CES Asia for the first time and fully demonstrated Lenovo China’s new strategic vision, especially conducting intelligent IoT business and the progress that we’ve achieved. We are very impressed with the show and Lenovo Group will continue to work with CES Asia.”

Conference programming highlighted technology’s role in improving lives, creating jobs and furthering economic growth on a global scale. Industry visionaries took to the CES Asia keynote stage to discuss the future of innovation, including leaders from Alibaba A.I. Labs, BYTON, Hisense, Huawei, Lenovo, as well as China’s Powerful Startup Economy’s panel that featured leaders from Baidu Capital, Horizon Robotics, TouchPal and Volcanics Venture.

The program featured sessions with key executives from global brands including 360 Smart, Aptiv, Deloitte, Intel China, Leapmotor, Lenovo, Suning and TCL. Sessions covered a wide range of industry topics including smart mobility, AI, robotics, new retail, smart cities and autonomous vehicles. The full conference lineup can be viewed here.

"Whether for auto manufacturers or auto consumers, the role of CES Asia in the vehicle industry is increasingly important,” said Marc Mansell, vice president Bose Automotive Systems Division. “We are very excited about Bose’s first time at CES Asia. The new technology demonstrated by Bose is designed to help automakers solve key issues and provided owners with a better driving experience."

Sessions ran for all three days. Leaders from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and ZOL discussed new services and devices that will come to market with 5G creating new consumer benefits and opportunities that will accompany this game-changing technology.

Exhibitors launched products and announced partnerships throughout the show. Major announcements include:

  • Baidu Intelligent Vehicle and BMW China announced a cooperation of V2H (Vehicles to Home)
  • Hanergy released high-profile new consumer electronics products such as the thin-film solar charging pack and the thin-film solar backpack
  • Libratone, the audio brand from Denmark, announced the new generation of ZIPP 2 smart wireless audio
  • Hohem released a new generation of stabilizers, iSteady Pro and iSteady Mobile
  • Morpx’s MoonBot is a new AI educational robot kit developed with world leading vision recognition technology
  • PowerVision released a new generation of underwater robot Power Dolphin
  • Shadow Creator announced the launch of three products: Action One, Shadow VR and New Air 2
  • Suning launched Magic Mirror and Biu Speaker and conducted demos for the media

CES Asia is one of the fastest growing tradeshows in Asia and reinforces China’s evolution as an innovation pioneer. For the latest news, photos, b-roll and more, visit CESAsia.com.

Owned and produced by International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, CES Asia 2018 ran June 13-15, 2018 in Shanghai, China. The premier event for the consumer technology industry in Asia, CES Asia showcases major brands and innovative companies across several vertical markets in the Asian marketplace.

About CES Asia:

Owned and produced by the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd (Shanghai Intex), CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the consumer technology sector.

About International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and CTA:

International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

About Shanghai Intex:

Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd was originally the exhibition organizing business of Shanghai Intex, a pioneering exhibition organizer established in 1995. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and PNO Exhibition Investment (Dubai) Limited. Starting in 1998, Shanghai Intex has organized over 100 trade shows and conferences with a sum total exhibition space in excess of 2 million sqm. Shanghai Intex is comprised of professional teams with a wealth of experience in organizing major international events, covering the creative industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing and consumer electronics.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CEO Summit
    June 24-27, Barcelona, Spain
  • CES Unveiled Amsterdam
    September 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Tech & Standard Fall Forum
    October 1-5, Hollywood, CA
  • CES Unveiled Paris
    October 3, Paris, France
  • Innovate Celebrate
    October 15-17, Boston, MA
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 8, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 6, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2019
    January 8-11, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

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