Registration Now Open for CES Asia 2017

Expanded show to feature new CES Asia Innovation Awards program highlighting outstanding tech breakthroughs

Arlington, VA, January 17, 2017 - Registration is now open for the third annual CES Asia™, which returns to Shanghai, China June 7-9, 2017 with a larger footprint in the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd, CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry in Asia and only event that encompasses the entire consumer technology ecosystem.


New for 2017, CES Asia is pleased to announce the launch of the CES Asia Innovation Awards. Modeled after the annual CES Innovation Awards, the program recognizes outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new consumer technology products across 19 award categories. CES Asia 2017 exhibitors may submit entry applications between February 6 and March 22, 2017. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of elite industry judges. More information about the CES Asia Innovation Awards can be found on CESAsia.com.

"The second annual CES Asia last May shattered all records set by the inaugural event, and we expect the 2017 edition to be even better, both in terms of size and range of innovation," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "We recognize the important role the Asian market plays in the growth and vibrancy of the consumer tech industry and look forward to providing global and local tech leaders a platform to introduce their groundbreaking technologies to this market."

CES Asia 2017 is set to span up to 45,000 gross square meters, up almost 24 percent over 2016. A total of 1,137 members of the media came to CES Asia in 2016 to cover the show's breakthroughs. CES Asia 2017 will welcome more than 30,000 attendees from over 80 countries, regions and territories. More, 450 innovative exhibiting companies are expected to unveil their latest products and technologies across 19 product categories, including new categories: augmented reality, drones, vehicle technology and virtual reality.

From BMW's iFuture concept car to Intel/Lenovo's F2 Exercise Shoe, major products were introduced at CES Asia 2016. A sampling of innovative companies already set to exhibit include: Audio-Technica, Continental Automotive Holding, Digital China, Fossil, Garmin, Gibson Brands, Haier, Huawei, Intel, LeEco, Monster, NavInfo, Onkyo, OtterBox, Pioneer, Scosche, Suning, United States Postal Service, UPS, Voxx, Wacom and Yuneec. A complete list of exhibiting companies will be posted on CESAsia.com in the coming weeks.

For more information about CES Asia 2017 or to register, visit CESAsia.com.

For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@cta.tech or +1 703-907-4351.

Note to Editors: Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-1 or J-2 visa.


About CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM 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 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 Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 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:
Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd was originally the exhibition organizing business of Shanghai Intex, a pioneering exhibition organizer established in 1995. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and PNO Exhibition Investment (Dubai) Limited. Starting in 1998, Shanghai Intex has organized over 100 trade shows and conferences with a sum total exhibition space in excess of 2 million sqm. Shanghai Intex is comprised of professional teams with a wealth of experience in organizing major international events, covering the creative industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing and consumer electronics.

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