ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced that more than 4,500 consumer technology professionals from 80 countries have registered for the inaugural International CES Asia™ since the launch of registration three weeks ago. CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.
“This strong response underscores the importance of and demand for CES Asia to showcase the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “From tech powerhouses to innovative startups, we will have manufacturers, developers and suppliers here to grow and reinforce their brands by showcasing the latest products and technologies to a global audience of decision makers.”
Registration of consumer technology professionals include domestic and international buyers, resellers, distributors, manufacturers, engineers, product designers, CTOs, CIOs, CXOs, investment managers and others involved in purchasing decisions. Initial numbers confirm CES Asia as an international gathering place for tech industry influencers as more than half of pre-registrants are from outside of China, with 37 percent from Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East, and 20 percent from parts of Asia other than mainland China.
A sampling of the global brands that will come to see the power of CES Asia as it fosters innovation include professionals from the following companies:
• Kitchen Aid
• Best Buy
• Tiger Direct
• Dow Jones
• Walt Disney
More than 80 global businesses have already secured exhibit space to launch new products across 20,000 gross square meters (8,500 net square meters) of exhibit space in its first year. With a show theme of Internet of Things, innovation and connectivity, product categories featured on the CES Asia show floor and conference program will include: 3D printing, robotics, lifestyle, smart home, sports and fitness, wearables and more. A comprehensive list of notable exhibitors will be announced at CEA’s upcoming CES Unveiled Tokyo event which will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan.
CEA is co-producing CES Asia with Intex Shanghai Co., Ltd., a prominent producer of international tradeshows in China. Special co-organizers for CES Asia include the Chinese Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Product (CCCME).To register for the 2015 CES Asia, please visit CESAsia.com. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact CESAsiaExhibit@CE.org.
Note: All Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-2 visa.
About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $223 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com.
About the International CES Asia: Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-organized by Intex, the International CES Asia will serve as 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 will come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to CE industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees will have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the CE industry.
About Intex: Intex is the sub joint venture company of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) Shanghai, which started 1992. Intex is a prominent producer of international tradeshows in China, owning venues in Shanghai, and managing various exhibition venues outside of Shanghai. Intex Shanghai is the vice chairman of SCEIA, the Deputy Director of CAEC and the member of UFI. As the first venue management company that imported the first level pattern of management and experience in Shanghai, it is jointly invested by Shanghai Hongqiao E&T Development Zone United Development Co., Ltd., Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai and Istithmar P&O Estates FZE. Intex was the first international exhibition center passing ISO9001 quality certification in China and has a stand-out reputation in the domestic exhibition industry.
- CES Unveiled Tokyo
February 18, 2015, Tokyo, Japan
- CEA Winter Break
March 5-8, 2015, Snowmass Village, CO
- Technology & Standards Spring Forum
March 24-26, 2015, Nashville, TN
- Digital Patriots Dinner
April 14, 2015, Washington DC
- CES on the Hill
April 15, 2015, Washington DC
- 2015 International CES Asia
May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China
- CEO Summit
May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China
- CES Unveiled New York
November 10, 2015, New York, NY