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CES Asia Granted “Official Trade Event” Certification by US Commerce Department


The United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) recently granted CES Asia™ with the Department’s “Official Trade Fair” Certification. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, CES Asia 2016 will run May 11-13 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC).

CTA also announced the USDOC will host a breakfast session at CES Asia 2016 to provide counsel to U.S. companies looking to conduct business in China as this certification aims to help strengthen trade between both countries.

The Trade Show Certification program is a cooperative partnership arrangement between private sector show organizers and the U.S. government to increase U.S. exports and to expand U.S. participation in overseas trade shows. Specifically, the program provides Department of Commerce endorsement, show-related services, oversight and coordination of event services, promotional support and exhibitor marketing facilitation.

“This certification represents a great milestone in CES Asia’s short history,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “The USDOC has been a longstanding partner of ours. The Department’s extended support of our initiative to showcase the full breadth and depth of innovation in the Asian marketplace, through CES Asia, is a true testament to both the need for and value of a professional, quality tradeshow in Asia.”

“We are pleased to certify The Consumer Technology Association’s CES Asia Show this year. We expect it to be an excellent venue for U.S. exporters to showcase their innovative, cutting-edge products and services,” said Marcus Jadotte, United States Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis. “The mission of the International Trade Administration is to promote U.S. exports and CTA’s latest undertaking in the Asian marketplace, CES Asia, will provide additional opportunity for U.S. business growth and development in the rapidly expanding Asian marketplace.”

CES Asia 2016 offers many exhibiting opportunities for U.S. companies, ranging from traditional exhibit space, to brand building, to non-traditional showcases, including the show’s new Startup Park, a curated exhibit area showcasing the latest developments from innovative startups. Modeled after the Eureka Park™ Marketplace at CES®, the global stage for innovation - also produced by CTA - this new exhibit area provides entrepreneurs an opportunity for brand exposure and partner development in the rapidly growing Asian marketplace.

CES Asia 2016 will span 20,000 net square meters of exhibit space and feature more than 300 exhibiting companies debuting tech innovation across 15 product categories. Visit for more information and to register for CES Asia 2016.

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. 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 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 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


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