CES Asia Announces Dynamic Conference Program Lineup

CES Asia Conference Program to feature top tech execs from Accenture, Base FX, Digital China, Ford, Fosun Group, IBM, Intel, TomTom and more

Arlington, VA, May 18, 2015 - CES Asia today announced the full conference program lineup for the inaugural event, scheduled May 25-27 in Shanghai, China. Featuring nearly 100 industry executives and three full days of sessions, the CES Asia Conference Program will cover a range of topics including wearables, digital health, robotics, the Internet of Things and the future of the consumer technology market. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and co-produced by INTEX, the 2015 CES Asia will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.


"The CES Asia Conference Program will discuss the latest topics and product trends from our ever-evolving industry, from the latest in robotics to the Internet of Things, entertainment, wearables and beyond," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "With top executives participating from some of the world's leading brands, attendees will hear insights from some of the most innovative minds fueling the growth of our global industry."

A sample of CES Asia conference sessions include:

The Outlook for the Consumer Tech Market in China and the United States
11:45 AM Monday, May 25, Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Grand Shanghai Ballroom 1
Learn more about the key drivers and enablers in both of these markets and the developments taking shape and defining future growth paths.
Speakers:
Dr. Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist and Sr. Director of Research, CEA
Alfred Zhou, Managing Director, GFK Retail and Technology (China) Co. Ltd.

Future of Media in Asia: Fireside Chat with Li Ruigang
1:30 PM Monday, May 25, Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Function Room 3
Li Ruigang, Chairman of private equity fund China Media Capital and a leading media executive, will discuss the growing value of Chinese and Asian media and the impact of technology across film, television and digital production and its effect on content distribution, marketing and monetization.
Moderator: Brent Weinstein, Head of Digital Media, United Talent Agency
Speaker: Li Ruigang, Chairman, CMC Capital Partners

The Impact of the Internet of Things
2:30 PM Monday, May 25, Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Pudong Ballroom 3
Experts discuss the impact of IoT products, including what application areas are going to have the biggest adoption/change.
Moderator: Deborah Kan, Executive Producer, Wall Street Journal
Speakers:
Thomas Chen, Regional Sales Director, China, Valens
David Sovie, High-Tech and Electronics Industry Lead, Asia-Pacific, Accenture
Wei Sun, Ph.D., Global Strategic Initiative Leader for Internet of Things, IBM Research, IBM
Nan Yang, VP, Digital China
Jerry Zhang, CEO and Co-founder, WiWide, Inc.

JD Smart Life Forum
11:45 AM Tuesday, May 26, Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Pudong Ballroom 5
JD has constructed a complete and open intelligent ecosystem. This forum will feature trends in the Chinese intelligent sector and JD's related responsibilities.
Speakers:
Dennis Weng, Chief Technical Advisor, JD.com
Naisheng Yao, VP, JD Finance Group

The Wearable Tech Revolution
1:30 PM Tuesday, May 26, Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Pudong Ballroom 3
From smart watches to fitness bracelets, jewelry and clothing with embedded electronics, technology experts assess the state of wearable electronics and issues that come with the territory.
Moderator: Cheng Jian, Editor in Chief, ZOL
Speakers:
Dr. Jörg Heerlein, Head of IR Marketing I&D, OSRAM OS
Chris Kearney, VP, Asia Pacific, TomTom
Peter Lemmens, General Manager, imec Taiwan

A CES Asia conference pass is available for 2000 RMB (approximately $323 USD) through CES Asia registration. All sessions will take place at the Kerry Hotel. Conference sessions will be presented in English or Mandarin with simultaneous translation services (English/Mandarin) available on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit CESAsia.com for the complete lineup of CES Asia conference sessions.

In addition to robust conference sessions, top executives will deliver addresses at CES Asia including Audi's Rupert Stadler, IBM's D.C. Chien, Intel's Kirk Skaugen and Twitter's Shailesh Rao. Additional speakers and panel sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Keynote and Industry Mover addresses are complimentary for all CES Asia attendees. A CES Asia badge is all that is required for entry.

Initially 20,000 gross square meters (8,500 net square meters), the CES Asia exhibit show floor has recently expanded by nearly 10 percent and will house an estimated 200 exhibitors that currently represent 15 countries. Major global brands are supporting the show through show floor exhibitions and private meeting room space to conduct critical business at CES Asia. Top brands participating in CES Asia include Audi, Cadillac, Continental, Ford, Garmin, Intel, IBM, Hisense, Lincoln, JD.com, Microsoft XBOX (China), Samsung, TomTom, Twitter, Volkswagen and VOXX.

The full list of companies exhibiting at CES Asia can be found via the Exhibitor Directory.

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).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 CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $286 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 CE.org and InnovationMovement.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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