The third annual CES Asia surpassed last year’s show in attendance and exhibit space, reinforced the event as the premier showcase for the consumer technology industry in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since its launch in2015, CES Asia has doubled in size as more than 460 exhibiting companiesfrom 22 countries, regions and territories exhibited across a show floorthat covered a record 40,000 gross square meters, expanding from four exhibit halls in 2016 to five this year.
The conference programmingand exhibition floor demonstrated how connected technology is improving our world. The spirit of innovation was alive as the show floor teemed withenergy from large global brands and startups alike, with more than 75 exhibitors from 10 countries at Startup Park, the home for startups at CES Asia. CES Asia 2017 also featured the broad range of industries disruptedand improved by technology – such as automotive and transportation, sports, fashion and travel. And the show spotlighted technology’s critical role in improving productivity and business services as several speakers andexhibitors showcased their latest business-to-business services and applications.
Industry heavyweights graced the keynote stage, including Baidu, Huawei, JD.com, Le Vision Pictures and Microsoft. While Mr. Wan Biao, COO, Consumer BG, Huawei took the opportunity to launch Huawei’s new range of MateBook laptops, Mr. Gu Weihao, GM, Baidu Intelligent Vehicle spoke about the company’s push for self-driving vehicles through the use of an open, complete and reliable software platform. Machine learning emerged as a key show theme, as Mr. Zhang Chen, CTO and Dr. Li Kefeng, VP, spoke about JD.com’s use of AI, smart devices, AR, VR and big data to create a more interconnected e-commerce buyer journey, from warehouse to home. Peter Han, VP, Partner Devices and Solutions and Rodney Clark, VP, IoT Device Experience, Microsoft also shared the possibilitiesof an IOT world. Finally, Adam Goodman, President, Le Vision Entertainment and Zhang Zhao, Chairman and CEO, Le Vision Pictures, Vice Chairman, Le Holdings expressed their commitment to provide seamless entertainment for viewers, investing in technology that merges devices and content.
Conference programming throughout three full days of the event included key executives such as Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices, Leopold Beer, AP Regional President, Bosch Sensortec; David Shoemaker, CEO, NBA China; Sandy Diao, Director, Strategic Programs, Indiegogo; Billie Tan, VP, Business Development, Asia Pacific, UPS; and Paul Xu,VP, DJI and featured a wide range of key industry topics from logistics, self-driving vehicles, fashion technology, sports technology, VR and more.