CES Asia: Innovation at the Speed of 5G

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:

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.


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