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Tech in China, start-ups, sports & fashion: CES Asia's 2017 line up

By Julia Gabel
Wed 7 Jun 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Today is the first day of CES Asia, held in Shanghai, from June 7-9. The event will focus on the latest innovations in consumer technology. Now in its third year running, CES Asia 2017 is expected to draw in 450 exhibiting companies.

The exhibitors, from 22 countries, will feature products from 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual reality.

Topics to be covered at CES Asia 2017 include:

  • Tech disruption in sport, featuring David Shoemaker, CEO, NBA China
  • Understanding the digital lifestyle in China
  • Smart cities and smart mobility
  • How AI is changing our lives
  • Trends in Asia’s Fashion technology
  • Consumer and commercial drones
  • Ways technology is saving lives, featuring Saketaram Soussilane, CEO, MEO

Saketaram Soussilane, CEO of Meo, based in Hong Kong, will present Blue at CES Asia 2017. Blue is a device the monitors air quality.

Soussilane says, "with Blue, our patented air quality monitor hitting the market soon, we are excited about participating in CES Asia 2017 and showcasing our innovative solution."

CES Asia 2017 exhibitors include:

  • Changhong Electric, Haier and the Konka Group - audio/video category
  • DJI - drone category
  • Tencent - Internet of Things category.
  • Baidu’s Intelligent Driving Group, Continental, BYD, BMW Honda, Hyundai and NEVS - vehicle technology category

“CES Asia is the premier and rapidly growing event to showcase the latest tech products and services tailored for China and the broader Asian market and to spotlight Asian tech innovation,” says Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA.

“You can feel the excitement and energy the moment you step on the show floor! The entire ecosystem of technology converges at CES Asia because of the high-quality of our show, and the opportunity to launch and see technologies and trends across the full breadth of the consumer tech space while simultaneously reaching a global audience of buyers, media and potential partners,” adds Chupka.

s a part of CES Asia 2017, Startup Park will showcase at least 75 start-ups around the world. Ten countries will be represented including mainland China, France, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, and the U.S.

The additions of leading institutions such as la French Tech, KNU Start-up & Entrepreneurship Foundation and Shenzhen Valley Ventures will aim to bring exposure to start-ups entering the Asian market.

In addition to the latest in vehicle tech, CES Asia will feature products covering the full range of consumer tech categories including connectivity, 3D printing, smart home and beyond.

“We believe our igloohome smart locks and keybox - which allow home and property owners to grant time-sensitive access to visitors remotely - will be a hit at CES Asia,” comments Anthony Chow, CEO and co-founde, igloohome.

“Interest in the smart home market has been growing tremendously, and we look forward to meeting potential partners, distributors, B2B and B2C customers there.”

Catalyst is a lifestyle accessories brand with patented waterproof products that enable customers to go anywhere with their Apple devices.

June Lai, CEO of Catalyst, explains, “CES Asia is a valuable show to launch new products and announce our alignment with Amazon for Catalyst Exclusives. China is an important market for Catalyst, as Chinese consumers appreciate the premium quality and craftsmanship that goes into each of our product designs and we’re excited to showcase our products once again this year as we continue to grow our footprint in the region.”

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