ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced a new conference session at CES Asia 2017, focused on sports business innovation and featuring NBA China CEO David Shoemaker. The panel is part of the robust CES Asia Conference Program, will highlight increased use of tech in sports and related business opportunities in the evolving world of sports. Owned and produced by CTA and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Intex), CES Asia 2017 will take place June 7-9 in Shanghai, China.
“We are thrilled to welcome NBA China’s David Shoemaker to the CES Asia Conference Program to discuss tech’s growing impact on the global sports market,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA. “Technology plays a major role in nearly every global industry and continues to disrupt sports at every level – from the fan experience, to marketing and promotion, to training for professional and amateur athletes. We look forward to hearing Shoemaker share his insight into the future of sports and technology along with other key influencers in the sports arena.”
The panel entitled, “Sports Business Innovation: Tech Disruption in Sports,” will take place opening day of CES Asia 2017 at 11:15 AM, Wednesday, June 7 in the Kerry Hotel, Level 3. In addition to Shoemaker, the session will feature executives from all facets of the sports industry, including Deborah Mei, Partner & Co-Founder of The Raine Group, which was instrumental in transactions of both the Los Angeles Clippers and Manchester City soccer club and Michael Ma, WME | IMG China, CEO, which recently acquired the UFC and formed a partnership with Turner Sports to create a professional esports league called ELEAGUE. The panel will discuss an era of unparalleled innovation and disruption in sports, and highlight new business opportunities emerging from the changing landscape of the sports industry.
The CES Asia 2017 Conference Program will feature three days of conference programming discussing the latest trends in the global consumer technology industry, including an opening keynote address from Huawei’s COO Mr. Wan Biao.
More than 400 notable companies are already slated to exhibit, including 3M, Audio-Technica, Baidu, BMW, Carl Zeiss, Changhong Electric, China Mobile, Continental, Digital China, DJI, Fossil/Misfit, Garmin, Gibson Brands, Goertek, Haier, Harman, Hisense, Honda, Huawei, Hyundai, JD.com, Konka Group, Monster, NavInfo, NEVS, Onkyo, OnStar, OtterBox, Pioneer, PPTV, Samsung, Scosche, Segway, Suning, Tenecent, United States Postal Service, UPS, Valeo, Volvo, Voxx, Wacom and Yuneec. Ultimately, CES Asia 2017 is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees and more than 1,100 global media to cover the latest tech innovation across 19 product categories, including major growth areas such as drones, the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality.
Registration for CES Asia 2017 is open. For more information on how to exhibit or register, please visit CESAsia.com.
About CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd (Shanghai Intex), 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 Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is the trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. 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 Shanghai Intex:
Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd was originally the exhibition organizing business of Shanghai Intex, a pioneering exhibition organizer established in 1995. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and PNO Exhibition Investment (Dubai) Limited. Starting in 1998, Shanghai Intex has organized over 100 trade shows and conferences with a sum total exhibition space in excess of 2 million sqm. Shanghai Intex is comprised of professional teams with a wealth of experience in organizing major international events, covering the creative industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing and consumer electronics.
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