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

CES Asia welcomed 33,879 industry professionals from 86 countries, regions and territories

Arlington, VA, November 8, 2016 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 CESAsia.com.

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 CESAsia.com.

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@CTA.tech or +1 703-907-4351.