Inaugural CES Asia Sets High Bar

The 2015 CES Asia™ wrapped as a sold-out show today exceeding all expectations in its first year and setting a new standard for world-class trade events in China. More than 200 exhibitors from 16 countries spanned more than 20,000 gross square meters on a show floor that was previously expanded due to demand. During its three day run May 25-27, CES Asia welcomed more than 20,000 attendees, including more than 1,200 members of the media. Show organizers expect to release officially audited numbers within six weeks. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-produced by INTEX, the 2015 CES Asia drew global businesses to showcase the latest innovations and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.

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“CES Asia was by every measure a world-class launch, setting the bar for high-quality events in the region in terms of industry attendance, production value, conference programming, product introductions and the ability to bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Exhibitors at this inaugural event were courageous to trust us, frankly, but it’s those brave, curated companies that have helped us set a new international standard for show launches.”

Throughout the three-day event, the show floor was packed with exhibitors, as well as domestic and international buyers, resellers, distributors, media executives, content creators, manufacturers, engineers, product designers, CTOs, CIOs, investment managers and others involved in purchasing decisions as well as press from around the world.

“A distinct air of excitement permeated the area as fascinating new products were displayed,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of the International CES and corporate business strategy. “The Asian market is vitally important to the worldwide consumer technology industry, and the success of CES Asia reinforces the strength of this incredible and fast-growing market.”

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Major product launches sparked industry interest, including: Audi’s R8 e-tron, Q7 e-tron, Baidu Car Life and MMI;Cadillac’s OnStar 4G Lte; China Mobile’s IoT Private Network and OneNet Open Platform; Ford’s Sync 3;Mercedes-Benz’ F 015 Luxury in motion; Klipsch’s HS Wireless Home Theater System; Moley Robotics’ Smart Kitchen Robot; TomTom’s Runner Cardio and Golfer GPS Watches and Volkswagen’s Golf R Touch, Connected Golf and Intelligent Charge.

The Best of CES Asia Awards, presented by ZOL, were also announced today. The Best of CES Asia Awards focused on breakthrough products and technologies that encourage innovation and evolution across 14 product categories. The products that took home the top prizes include:

•  Best 3D Printing Product: Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D Printer
•  Best Audio Product: AKG N90Q
•  Best Automotive Electronics Product: Cadillac OnStar
•  Best Software/App: JIDE REMIX OS
•  Best Mobile Device: Garmin VIRB XE Action Camera
•  Best TV Product: Hisense XT910 ULED Curved TV
•  Best Smart Home Product: JD We Lian Smart Home Platform
•  BEST OF THE BEST: Moley Robotics Smart Kitchen Robot