Design & Source Space Will Connect CES 2018 Attendees With Specialists

New exhibit area will be located in Tech East
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New to CES in January will be the Design & Source Showcase presented by Alibaba.com.

CES 2018, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), will be held Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas. The new exhibit area will be located in South Plaza, LVCC, Tech East, and is designed to connect businesses with companies that specialize in design, product sourcing and creating product-to-market strategies.

"Having a great idea is one thing, but getting that idea into product form and then into the market does not happen overnight," said Karen Chupka, CES and corporate business strategy senior VP. "This new area provides a place for brands and buyers of all sizes to connect and learn more about their product production options."

The showcase will include over 700 design, sourcing and packaging companies from all over the world including Alibaba.com, Core77, Design Partners and Suning.

Also new, the Design & Source Conference Track includes sessions that will help entrepreneurs take an idea to market, leverage online sourcing platforms and understand the global marketplace through international suppliers' point of view. Programming includes:

Designing and Sourcing Consumer Tech for Sustainability
Jan. 9
3:30-4:30 p.m.
LVCC, South Plaza, Booth 62000

Customer Demand for Sustainability
Jan. 10
3:30-4:30 p.m.
LVCC, South Plaza, Booth 62000

Design Thinking for Your Business
Jan. 11
10-11 a.m
LVCC, South Plaza, Booth 62000

"Alibaba.com helps break down the barriers of traditional trade by empowering tens of millions of young entrepreneurs and SMEs from more than 220 countries and regions to do business anywhere. At the same time, Alibaba.com is using consumer analytics to serve its users more effectively by laying a solid foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship," said Zhang Kuo, general manager of Alibaba.com. "CES is designed to promote the integration of state-of-the-art technology with modern life, which aligns perfectly with Alibaba.com's core philosophy. We aim to use advanced technologies and consumer analytics to redefine traditional trade and to help SMEs benefit from globalization."

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