2016-03-09 12:00
Wearables go Beyond the Wrist at CES Asia 2016
  • Breakthrough innovations making consumers smarter, healthier and more stylish
ARLINGTON, VA.--(Business Wire/Korea Newswire) March 9, 2016 -- Wearable technology is no longer restricted to the confines of an activity tracker on a consumer’s wrist. More than 25 exhibitors are set to display the latest in wearable innovation at CES Asia™ 2016 (www.cesasia.cn)as it returns to Shanghai May 11-13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™- formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®- and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, CES Asia serves as the premier event for the Asian consumer technology market.

“Wearables are one of the fastest growing areas of technology. They not only count our steps, they also track our mood, sleeping habits and even our pets,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy. “The possibilities that surround this product category are endless and wearables are already transforming the way consumers live and operate entirely.”

Key companies exhibiting wearables at CES Asia include: Garmin (http://goo.gl/7ndwJz), Monster (http://goo.gl/QSY2Ta), Ximmerse (http://goo.gl/QSY2Ta), a wearables pavilion organized by China Electronic Chamber of Commerce and more.

“As a worldwide leading provider of navigation, Garmin is also committed to making superior products for smartwear, sports cameras and outdoor markets. CES Asia provides us with a great stage to show our innovation ability and strength,” said Garmin.

New for 2016, CTA will host a conference session titled Innovative Wearables (http://goo.gl/hMKZdc) on Thursday, May 12 from 3-3:45 PM at the Kerry Hotel. The panel will discuss the newest innovations coming to market, as well as the important considerations of user interface and design. CTA research expects wearable sales in the emerging Asia-Pacific region to increase by 56 percent for 2016.

Currently, 250 companies representing 20 countries across 15 product categories have signed up to exhibit at CES Asia, including notables like 360, BMW, Hisense and Huawei. Visit CESAsia.com (www.cesasia.cn) for more information and to register.

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@CE.org or +1 703-907-4351.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)© 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. 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 CES Asia:

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and co-produced by 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 CE 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 CE industry.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

· Winter Break
March 21-24, Park City, UT

· Technology & Standards Spring Forum
April 4-8, San Diego, CA

· CES on the Hill
April 19, Washington, DC

· Digital Patriots Dinnner
April 20, Washington, DC

· CES Asia 2016 - Register
May 11-13, Shanghai, China

· CEO Summit
June 21-24, Tel Aviv, Israel

· Innovate!
September 20-22, San Jose, CA

· CES 2017
January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV

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    Allison Fried
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    afried@CE.org
    www.CESAsia.com

    Krista Silano
    703-907-4331
    ksilano@CE.org
    www.CTA.tech
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www.CTA.tech

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