In mid-March, we said would cancel CES Asia 2020 due to the pandemic. CTA has now decided to cancel CES Asia going forward. We have enjoyed annual growth and success since CES Asia was launched in 2015 in Shanghai. We evaluate our events in light of the changing needs of our industry and the priorities of our members and exhibitors. Given the pandemic, the economy, and our visible role as an American trade association, we have decided to focus on other CES related programs and serving the interests of our industry and how innovation can make all of us healthier, safer and better.
We appreciate the support over the past several years our partner at Intex Shanghai and co-organizers China Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC) and China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery (CCCME). We also thank all of our exhibitors and attendees who have contributed to making the show such a success. China is an important market and we look forward to improved relations with the US and western world.
For 2021 we will produce another CES in-person event in Las Vegas. In addition to the physical show, we will be expanding access to the show digitally. Thank you for your support.