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Attendance Up Nearly 20 Percent at Second Annual CES Asia, Confirms Independent Audit


Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ announced final, audited attendance numbers for CES Asia™ 2016, which ran May 11-13 in Shanghai, China. An independent audit performed by Vault Consulting, LLC, confirms the show attracted 33,879 industry professionals – an 18 percent increase over total attendance at the inaugural CES Asia 2015. Owned and produced by CTA and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, CES Asia is Asia’s premier technology event in China and will return to Shanghai June 7-9, 2017.

The audit also confirms strong global participation at CES Asia 2016, with 10 percent of attendees (3,601 attendees) coming from countries outside of Mainland China. Overall, attendees represented 86 countries, regions and territories from around the globe, up from 62 countries, regions and territories at CES Asia 2015.

“This audit confirms CES Asia’s status as a fast-growing, ‘must-attend’ tech tradeshow where both global and domestic businesses come to launch new product into the Asian market. It’s where ground-breaking technology debuts, global tech leaders converge and cross-market partnerships are formed,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association. “The tremendous growth the show experienced this year helps to truly cement our growing reputation as the premier event for consumer technology in the Asian marketplace.”

Spanning 36,308 gross square meters (18,154 net square meters) of exhibit space, CES Asia 2016 hosted 439 exhibiting companies, a 107 percent increase from 2015, from 23 countries, regions and territories showcasing ground-breaking innovation across 15 product categories. More, the show’s dynamic conference program featured 135 highly sought-after industry speakers across various industries.

CES Asia 2016 garnered global media attention, with 1,137 members of the media from 30 countries, regions and territories reporting on trend highlights, product launches, keynote addresses and more. A sampling of CES Asia media coverage can be found on

Vault Consulting, LLC is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE). CES Asia is also certified by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Highlights of the attendance breakdown can be found on

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 or +1 703-907-4351.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, 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. The Consumer Technology Association 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 Shanghai, 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 consumer tech 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 consumer technology sector.

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 in 1992 and is jointly invested by Shanghai Hongqiao E&T Development Zone United Development Co., Ltd., CCPIT Shanghai and Istithmar P&O Estates FZE. As a prominent producer of tradeshows in China, Intex owns a venue in Shanghai, manages various exhibition venues outside of Shanghai and also organizes and co-organizes 10 international trade shows throughout China. 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


  • CT Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 9, New York, NY
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    November 10, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 3, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2017 – Register
    January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2017
    June 7-9, Shanghai, China

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Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
Krista Silano, 703-907-4331

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