CTA Reports a Successful CES Asia 2016
According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the second annual CES Asia event “shattered all expectations” when it was held in mid-May at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. In all, more than 425 exhibitors from 23 countries showcased their technology to more than 32,000 attendees, including 1,000 members of the media.
"CES Asia 2016 set a new industry standard for tradeshows in the region with the show floor nearly doubling in size, informative and entertaining keynoters, and exhibitors making a major investment in their presence," Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA, said in the statement. "The excitement and energy was tangible as companies launched ground-breaking innovations and announced new partnerships. It was clear business was being conducted onsite."
In its statement, CTA highlighted a few of the “most buzzed-about products” that were on display at CES Asia. Among them: BMW’s iFuture concept car, the Bubble Lab robotic coffee barista, Shadow Creator’s AR Air Glass, Intel and Lenovo’s F2 Exercise Shoe, and the Yuneec Typhon drone.
It wasn’t all about product, though. At CES Asia 2016, more than 100 speakers participated in 50 sessions. The conference program included keynotes from Huawei's Kevin Ho, Wanda Cinema Line's John Zeng, Legendary East's Peter Loehr, Intel's Josh Walden, BMW's Olaf Kastner, Tmall's Yin Jing, Alibaba Group's Xiaoming (Simon) Hu, JD.com's Chen Zhang, and JD Smart's Eric Wang.
Also at the event, China’s top-four retailers— Suning, Yiahodian, Alibaba, and JD.com—were all on hand as exhibitors.
CTA announced that the show will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre next year for CES Asia 2017 from June 7-9.