CES Asia 2016 Announces Alibaba Group Keynote and Official Industry Partnership

Alibaba Group's keynote will take place from 1-1:45 PM on Thursday, May 12 at the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballrooms 2-3. Together, Yin and Hu will discuss the potential of technology and how Alibaba's different business units will enable brands to succeed via ecommerce solutions.

Arlington, VA, April 27, 2016 - CES Asia™ 2016 today announced that Yin Jing, president of Alibaba's Tmall 3C and Home Appliances business unit and Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming show. In addition, several of Alibaba Group's major business units, including Tmall 3C and Home Appliances, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Smart Living and Alibaba.com, will support the show through the group's official industry partnership. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, the second annual CES Asia will run May 11-13, 2016 in Shanghai, China.


Alibaba Group's keynote will take place from 1-1:45 PM on Thursday, May 12 at the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballrooms 2-3. Together, Yin and Hu will discuss the potential of technology and how Alibaba's different business units will enable brands to succeed via ecommerce solutions.

"Alibaba Group has created one of the most diverse and innovative ecommerce ecosystems in the world and that is why we have welcomed them to the CES Asia keynote stage," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. "As a leader of one of the largest online and mobile marketplaces, we are excited about Alibaba's support as an official industry partner of the show and look forward to hearing their thoughts on innovative opportunities presented through the group's ecosystem."

Through Alibaba's industry partnership, Tmall will bring a dynamic exhibit to the CES Asia show floor (SNIEC, Hall N2, Booth #2503). More, Alibaba.com, Alibaba's leading global wholesale platform will host a conference session on Thursday, May 12 from 2-4 PM, to include insights into emerging technology market trends. The full CES Asia conference program will feature more than 50 conference sessions and more than 100 speakers, covering the latest tech trends including IoT, robotics, automotive technology, unmanned systems and beyond.

No other event in the world, including CES, has all major Chinese retailers participating together. In addition to Alibaba, JD.com, Suning and Yihaodian will exhibit at CES Asia 2016. Returning to Shanghai for its second year, CES Asia 2016 is expanding from two exhibit halls in 2015 to four with a show floor that will span 32,000 gross square meters (16,000 net square meters). Featuring more than 350 exhibiting companies, the entire global technology industry will be represented at CES Asia across 15 product categories from 3D printing and smart home to vehicle technology and wearables.

For the latest news and information, or to register for CES Asia 2016, visit www.CESAsia.com.

Note to Editors: 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 bmoon@CTA.tech or +1 703-907-4351.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. 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. Consumer Technology Association 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 CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, 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 new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. 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 Intex Shanghai:
Intex Shanghai Co., Ltd is the sub joint venture company of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) Shanghai, which started 1992 and jointly invested by Shanghai Hongqiao E&T Development Zone United Development Co., Ltd., CCPIT Shanghai and Istithmar P&O Estates FZE. Intex owns venue in Shanghai, and manages various exhibition venues outside of Shanghai, and also organizes and co-organizes about 10 international trade shows in China as a prominent producer of international tradeshows. Intex Shanghai is the vice chairman of SCEIA, the Deputy Director of CAEC and the member of UFI, and has a stand-out reputation in the domestic exhibition industry. Find Intex Shanghai online at www.intex-sh.com.

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