Shanghai Media Group, The Wall Street Journal and ZOL Named Official Media Partners for Inaugural CES Asia

The inaugural event is scheduled to run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China.

Arlington, Va., April 9, 2015 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Shanghai Media Group, The Wall Street Journal and ZOL have been named as official media partners for the 2015 International CES AsiaTM. The inaugural event is scheduled to run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China.


"These top tier organizations know the ins and outs of the tech-business world, particularly in emerging Asia, and as such have been strategically selected to be our valued partners for this first-year event," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of corporate business strategy and the International CES, CEA. "We look forward to seeing the results of their world-class media coverage of the leading innovation coming to market through CES Asia exhibitor products and technologies, plus reporting on the visionary ideas and concepts coming to life on the stages of our conference programming."

Shanghai Media Group (SMG) is a multimedia television and radio broadcasting, news and Internet company and is China's largest provincial broadcast media outlet and integrated culture industry group. The company employs more than 5,200 people, with capital assets totaling RMB 11.7 billion.

"SMG is delighted to be an official media partner of CES Asia," said Wang Jianjun, director-general and president, SMG. "SMG's transformation under the digital environment has come to a critical point whereas our two listed companies are expected to complete their merger soon and Cloud service and OTT will be the core businesses of the new listed company. Becoming an Official Media Partner of CES Asia at this time will allow us to put more focus on technology innovation and the evolution of the tech industry, we also look forward to finding the right strategic partners through CES Asia."

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. Published by Dow Jones, with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 75 bureaus globally, the Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video, and holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

"Building on our established partnership in the U.S., we're delighted to expand our relationship globally as an international media partner for CES Asia's inaugural event," said Mark Pope, publisher of The Wall Street Journal Asia. "Given the Journal's dedicated focus in covering technology news in Asia and globally, we are pleased to participate in this significant new event."

ZOL is the largest IT and digital portal site in North China with 120 million daily visitors and will produce the Best of CES Asia Awards. Senior editors from ZOL will evaluate submitted products and award winners will be announced onsite. More details on this exciting awards program will be outlined in the coming weeks.

"As the leading IT and consumer electronics web portal in China, ZOL is proud to work with CEA as an official media partner of CES Asia," said Liu Xiaodong, managing director, ZOL. "We are looking forward to witnessing the innovation and revolution in the show and expect the show to help elevate the global stage of the industry."

The inaugural CES Asia will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace. From major global brands to innovative startups, the full breadth and depth of the Asian marketplace's innovation value-chain will be on display at CES Asia, which will span 20,000 gross square meters (8,500 net square meters) of exhibit space in its first year. CES Asia will feature the latest in 3D printing, robotics, wearables and other trends spanning 14 product categories.

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).

The China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC) is a national corporate organization of the electronic industry with companies and organizations dealing in electronic products across China. CECC is the largest association in the industry of electronic information products and has a total of 18 local branches, 12 special committees and six industrial alliances, serving more than 5,000 members including direct affiliated members, members of local branches and members of special committees. The annual sales value realized by the CECC members is more than one third of total sales value gained by China's electronic industry for the year.

Founded in July of 1988, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), is a nationwide industrial and nonprofit organization, formed jointly and voluntarily by various economic organizations engaged in manufacturing, import and export and other related activities in machinery and electronic industry. As the only nationwide chamber of commerce in machinery and electronics sector, CCCME has nearly 10,000 members, including both leading enterprises and small and medium-sized companies, representing the industry as a whole.

To register for the 2015 CES Asia, please visit CESAsia.com. Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-2 visa. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@CE.org or +1 703-907-4351.

About SMG: Shanghai Media Group or SMG is one of China's largest media and cultural conglomerates. It boasts the most complete portfolio of media and related businesses in China with the highest market value. Its businesses scope spans operations of traditional radio and TV networks, newspapers and magazines, drama and film production and distribution, OTT and streaming, IPTV, online and console gaming, digital advertising, TV shopping and e-commerce, live entertainment and tourism, etc. By the end of May 2014, SMG has RMB 50 bln in assets.

About ZOL: Founded in 1999, ZOL is a leading IT and consumer electronics web portal in China. ZOL provides technology news, product review and marketing service to more than seven million users every day. As of January 2015, ZOL has reached 120 million daily page views, which means ZOL can serve over 65 million technology buyer each month in China.

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-produced 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.

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