Attendance grew 21 percent over previous year
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM today announced the results of an independent audit confirming a record-breaking CES Asia 2018 with attendance numbers reaching the highest in show history. Overall attendance at Asia’s premier tech event saw a 21 percent increase over 2017, setting a record of 46,748 attendees from 75 countries, regions and territories, including a record number of 1,439 media. Since its inception in 2015, CES Asia attendance has grown 63 percent. CES Asia 2019 will return to Shanghai, June 11-13, 2019.
“CES Asia 2018 was ground-breaking across all measures, shattering attendance records and showcasing cutting-edge technology solutions that will change our world for the better,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES. “The show serves as the epicenter for innovation in the Asian marketplace and beyond, with the latest in artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, vehicle tech and more. We expect CES Asia 2019 to be bigger and better than ever with global powerhouse brands, industry leaders and top media from around the world.”
CES Asia 2018 hosted 529 exhibitors from across the globe, up 14 percent from last year’s show. CES Asia 2018 also saw major growth with its show floor spanning 25,706 net square meters, a nearly 25 percent increase compared to CES Asia 2017. The 2019 event is on track for continued growth with new exhibit hall and major brands exhibiting, including 3M, Audio-Technica, Baidu DuerOS, Continental, Desay SV, Digital China, Dow, Fengxiu, Fossil/Misfit, Garmin, Hanergy, Huawei, Libratone, NavInfo, Neusoft, OtterBox, PICO, SF-Express, Skyworth, Sogou, Sonos, Suning, and Wacom.
The CES Asia 2019 call for speakers is now accepting conference proposal submissions through February 5, 2019. Registration for CES Asia 2019 will open in January 2019.
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Final numbers for CES Asia 2018, one of the few shows to be independently audited, are provided by BPA Worldwide. The CES Asia audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE). CES Asia is also certified by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
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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 event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers and international media. 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 $377 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:
Taken independent in July 2016, Shanghai Intex Exhibition (Co., Ltd.) was originally founded in 1995 as the pioneering exhibition organizing business of Intex Shanghai, the first joint venture venue management business in Shanghai. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and PNO Exhibitions, giving it the perfect combination of domestic and international resources. Over the last 20 years, Shanghai Intex has organized more than 100 tradeshows and over 1000 conferences, with a sum total show space in excess of 2 million square meters. Shanghai Intex runs a number of internationally renowned exhibitions covering the music industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing, public transportation, floriculture, consumer electronics, technology and more.
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