Global Business Drives Growth at Fifth CES Asia

5G, AI, AR/VR, Vehicle Tech and more fuel innovation across the
show floor

Asia 2019
concluded today, shining a spotlight on the transformative
technologies that will revolutionize the Asian marketplace and improve
lives around the world. With its largest exhibit floor to date – an over
14% increase from 2018 – CES Asia 2019 cemented itself as Asia’s most
influential tech event and the place to experience this rapid pace of
innovation hitting the Asian market.

“At CES Asia 2019 we saw a convergence of industries,” said Gary
Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “From global tech leaders to fashion,
travel and tourism visionaries, it’s clear that tech innovation for the
Asian marketplace is accelerating at a lightning speed and spurring new
partnerships and growth on a global scale.”

A curated show that is now in its fifth year, CES Asia 2019 featured
more than 550 exhibiting companies across the entire tech ecosystem,
Including 115 startups from seven countries. Japan, Korea and the U.S.
more than doubled their exhibitor presence year-over-year at CES Asia
2019. There was also a strong representation of over 24 Swiss companies
at the show.

“CES Asia 2019 has been very successful for Nu Skin Enterprises. This is
our first effort to present our automated controlled environment
agriculture technology to the world,” said Brent Petersen, marketing and
communications, Nu Skin Enterprises. “Asia is a very important market
for Nu Skin, so based on the tremendous success and interest in our
products during the show we’ve decided to double our exhibition space
for CES Asia 2020.”

The CES Asia Conference Program featured three full days of sessions
with more than 150 executives from global brands including APTIV, IBM
China, Mobvoi, Deloitte, WeRide and SAP. Sessions covered a wide range
of topics, including smart mobility, machine learning, digital health,
blockchain and sustainability. View the full conference schedule here.

“BoCo is changing the future,” said Dr. Zhou Xinhong, CEO, BoCo. “CES
Asia provided us the platform to showcase our mission – to use advanced
bone conduction technology to build a better relationship between people
and sound.”

CES Asia Keynotes (click
here to see a recap of day one keynotes

Industry visionaries took to the CES Asia keynote stage to discuss the
future of innovation and trends that will redefine the industry. Dr.
Chang Huang, co-founder and VP of Horizon Robotics, unveiled Horizon
Robotics’ advancements in edge computing and the company’s strategy for
future AI applications. Dr. Huang introduced joint optimization and
flexible features of the Horizon algorithm, chip and compiler.

During his keynote address on June 12, Mr. Nobu Ide, president and CEO
of Wacom, unveiled the company’s vision for the future of digital ink.
Ide showcased innovative solutions in Extended Reality (XR) to enable XR
drawing in open and 3D environments. He also highlighted the importance
of partnerships to empower designers with creative freedom including
several they had with Gravity Sketch, Magic Leap, Staedtler, BIC, Leapie
and iFLYTEK.

Michelle Toh, multiplatform editor at CNN, moderated a keynote panel
focused on Tech Innovation in Travel and Tourism. Wong Hong, president
of Greater China and Singapore at Delta Air Lines, stressed the
responsibility to envision future technology revolutions in order to
keep up with customers’ growing needs. Helen Huang, president of Greater
China at MSC Cruises, discussed how IoT and AI enable broad connectivity
and personalization opportunities, allowing companies to optimize
services and customer experiences.

CES Asia Conference Sessions

Yesterday’s Tech4Good panel addressed the ability of technology to solve
global challenges. The panel was presented by Citypreneurs, a UN-backed
platform for impact-driven innovation, and explored sustainable ventures
and frontier technologies aimed to achieve sustainability through
partnerships at the city level.

The Power of Diversity, Innovation and Sustainability panel, presented
by Ladies Who Tech, showcased China’s emerging role as an innovation
hub. The panel featured experts and visionaries who explored the power
that the convergence of diversity, innovation and sustainability, has to
make the world a better place.

CES Asia Exhibitor Announcements

Exhibitors unveiled products and announced partnerships during 22 media
events throughout the show (click
here to view day one announcements
). Major product announcements
from exhibitor news conferences included:

  • HiScene
    – Introduced AR smart glasses HiAR G200
  • Ningbo
    Sogen Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    – Launched its latest BH03
    bone conduction Bluetooth headphones with a wraparound titanium design
    to make them lighter and more comfortable to wear, giving consumers an
    extraordinary experience.

CES Asia Award Programs

CES Asia featured several awards programs honoring cutting-edge products
and technologies. The Best of CES Asia Awards, presented by ZOL,
recognized breakthrough innovation across product categories, including
AI, vehicle tech and startups, with Hisense taking home the top prize
with its 4K Laser Television 100L7. Click
here to see the full list of winners

CES Asia 2019 was strong across all measures with a preliminary analysis
indicating more than 40,000 attendees, including more than 1,400 members
of the global media. CES Asia is one of Asia’s fastest growing tech
events, bringing together the entire tech ecosystem to build brands,
forge partnerships and celebrate the best in consumer tech in Asia. For
the latest news, photos, b-roll and more, visit
CES Asia will return to Shanghai, June 10-12, 2020.

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
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