CES Asia Keynote Focuses on Tech Innovation in Travel and Tourism

Panel to feature Delta’s Wong Hong, MSC Cruise’s Helen Huang and
CNN’s Michelle Toh

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES Asia today announced a keynote panel, “Tech Innovation in Travel and
Tourism,” moderated by Michelle Toh, programming editor, CNN Business,
and featuring leaders from Delta and MSC Cruise. The keynote will take
place at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, June 12 in the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai
Ballroom 2-3. Now in its fifth year, CES
Asia 2019
is scheduled June 11-13, 2019 at the Shanghai New
International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai, China.

Global business leaders Wong Hong, President, Greater China and
Singapore, Delta Air Lines, and Helen Huang, President Greater China,
MSC Cruises will explore tech innovation in travel and tourism as part
of the keynote panel. The keynote will share insight into the future of
travel through innovation in AI, IoT and 5G connectivity as well as ways
that global companies can innovate like startups.

“Technology is revolutionizing the travel experience for consumers
through innovation that creates personalized services and unique
opportunities for travelers,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice
president, CES. “These dynamic leaders are transforming the travel and
tourism industry. We welcome them to the CES Asia stage to show the
world how advancements in innovation creates global travel and tourism

Mr. Hong and Ms. Huang join top executives from Audi China, Horizon
Robotics, Huawei, Hyundai and Wacom as confirmed CES Asia keynote
speakers. All CES Asia keynotes will take place at the Kerry Hotel in
Shanghai Ballroom 2-3.

About the panelists:

Mr. Wong Hong oversees and manages Delta’s strategic and
competitive financial position, as well as sales and marketing in the
Greater China and Singapore region. “Technology innovation is central to
Delta’s multi-billion dollars investments in fleet, airport facilities,
products, and people,” said Mr. Hong. “It is changing how Delta operates
and transforming customer experience.”

Ms. Helen Huang was appointed President, Greater China of MSC
Cruises, in April 2016. She is responsible for the strategy development,
business expansion and overall management across Greater China. “MSC
Cruises is a leader in human-centered digital design innovation,” said
Mrs. Huang. “We engage the latest and most advanced technology to enable
a fully optimized guest experience onboard and ashore.”

Ms. Michelle Toh is a programming editor for CNN Business, based
in Hong Kong. She leads digital production for CNN Business’
international team, coordinates strategy for its mobile and desktop
platforms worldwide, and reports news and feature stories on companies
in Asia.

As one of Asia’s fastest growing tech events, CES Asia brings together
the entire tech ecosystem to build brands, forge partnerships and
celebrate the best in consumer tech in Asia. The show will focus on the
latest innovation in transportation tech, AI, 5G and startups from
around the world, featuring more than 550 exhibiting companies,
including more than 115 startups. Visit CESAsia.com
for more information or to register.

WeChat registration for CES Asia 2019 is now available. Follow us on
WeChat (ID: CESAsia_II) to register.

Note to Editors:

High-definition video b-roll is available for easy download on CESbroll.com.
the CES Asia photo gallery for the latest pictures from CES Asia 2018
Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-1
or J-2 visa
. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia,
contact Brian Moon at
[email protected]
or +1 703-907-4351.

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 $398 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, which supports more than 18 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.



Teresa Hsu
[email protected]

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