The second annual CES Asia shattered all expectations with more than 425 exhibitors from 23 countries, regions and territories showcasing the full breadth and depth of innovation in the Asian marketplace. The halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) were bustling with more than 32,000 attendees, including more than 1,000 members of the media. The show saw the introduction of exciting new products, collaborations and services and expanded the CES exhibitor base, as 57 percent of exhibitors did not exhibit at CES 2016. CES Asia 2016 brought some of the largest companies and thought leaders together in one location and affirmed itself as the platform for key global and domestic businesses to grow and reinforce brands in Asia. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, CES Asia is Asia’s premier technology event and will return to Shanghai June 7-9, 2017.
“CES Asia 2016 set a new industry standard for tradeshows in the region with the show floor nearly doubling in size, informative and entertaining keynoters, and exhibitors making a major investment in their presence,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “The excitement and energy was tangible as companies launched ground-breaking innovations and announced new partnerships. It was clear business was being conducted onsite.”
Some of the most buzzed-about products on display at CES Asia included:
BMW iFuture concept car
Mercedes-Benz IAA concept car
Volvo C26 concept car
Cowa robotic suitcase
Bubble Lab robotic coffee barista
Plen2 mirror robot
Dlodlo Glass V1 VR shades
Shadow Creator AR Air Glass
Mota Jetjat Nano
Intel/ Lenovo F2 Exercise Shoe
InBody Band fitness tracker
Momit Cool smart air conditioner control
Sports and Fitness
LIVALL smart cycyling helmet MT1, BH61, BH71, and kids helmet KS1 and KS2
Influential executives from major brands took to the CES Asia stage to announce new partnerships and strategic business ventures. The CES Asia Conference Program featured more than 100 speakers and 50 sessions, including keynotes from Huawei’s Kevin Ho, Wanda Cinema Line’s John Zeng, Legendary East’s Peter Loehr, Intel’s Josh Walden, BMW’s Olaf Kastner, Tmall’s Yin Jing, Alibaba Group’s Xiaoming (Simon) Hu, JD.com’s Chen Zhang and JD Smart’s Eric Wang. Highlights include:
- LeEco and Twitter join forces to grow LeEco’s global influence through Twitter’s live communications platform.
- Mercedes-Benz and Baidu deepen partnership to offer Chinese Mercedes-Benz customers even more individual services for their connected vehicles.
- Intel collaborates with Razer’s Razer Blade gaming laptop, Tencent’s TGP box and Lenovo’s smart shoe, in partnership with Vibram.
- Alibaba Group gave the audience a sneak peek into the future of online shopping with the use of 3D technology.
- JD.com discussed how smart technology is driving innovation in the logistics and retail sector.
- China Mobile announced its worldwide recruitment plan for OneNET, its IoT open platform.
CES Asia featured all four of China’s top retailers, with Suning and Yiahodian joining Alibaba and JD.com as exhibitors. No other event in the world, including CES, has all major Chinese retailers participating together.
Technologies showcased at CES Asia 2016 spanned the tech ecosystem from the latest in 3D printing, wearables, robotics, drones, automotive, smart home and the Internet of Things (IoT). The show floor featured 15 product categories and the brand-new Startup Park, a dedicated destination for innovation including 64 startups with exhibitors from China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.
CES Asia demographics and statistics are verified by a third party, independent audit, certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC). A final show audit will be released in the coming months.
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