ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that JD.com (NASDAQ: JD), the leading online direct sales company in China, will join the inaugural International CES AsiaTM as an Official Industry Partner. CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.
“JD.com is one of China’s top brands and a key driver of the Chinese economy as the country’s largest e-tailer,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “CES Asia will showcase ground-breaking innovations launching in the Asian marketplace and China’s largest online direct seller is the perfect fit for our show. We are thrilled to partner with JD.com and look forward to our dynamic relationship for the inaugural CES Asia.”
The CES Asia show floor will span 20,000 gross square meters (8,500 net square meters) of exhibit space showcasing top trends including the Internet of Things, technology innovation and connectivity. More than 125 companies representing 13 countries and regions are currently slated to exhibit, from major economies including China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Global brands exhibiting include Audi, Audio-Technica, Continental, Digital China, DTS, Ford, Garmin, Gibson, Hisense, Intel, Mercedes-Benz, Monster, Scosche, Shanghai Moshi, Skullcandy Audio, Thinking Group, TomTom and Voxx.
“As the leading seller of innovative electronic products in China, we are delighted to partner with CEA on this important new technology event in Asia,” said Richard Liu, Founder and CEO of JD.com. “CES is world famous for introducing the latest and most exciting electronics to consumers, and JD.com looks forward to providing Chinese consumers a gateway to buy these next generation products.”
CES Asia will feature three high-interest Marketplaces: 3D Printing, Robotics and Wearables and 14 product categories spanning the most influential ingenuities from smart home to automotive to sports and fitness. The full list of companies exhibiting at CES Asia can be found via the Exhibitor Directory.
Additionally, executives from global brands will speak at the event including Audi’s Rupert Stadler, who will deliver a preshow keynote address at 5 PM Sunday, May 24.
CEA is co-producing CES Asia with Intex Shanghai Co., Ltd., a prominent producer of international tradeshows in China. Special co-organizers for CES Asia include the Chinese Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Product (CCCME). To register for the 2015 CES Asia, please visit CESAsia.com. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact CESAsiaExhibit@CE.org.
Note: All Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-2 visa.
About JD.com: JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) is the leading online direct sales company in China. The Company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its content rich and user friendly website jd.com and mobile applications, JD.com offers a wide selection of authentic products at competitive prices and delivers products in a speedy and reliable manner. The Company believes it has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any ecommerce company in China. JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and a total of 123 warehouses in 40 cities, and in total 3,210 delivery stations and pickup stations in 1,862 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. The Company provided same day delivery in 134 counties and districts under its 211 program and next-day delivery in another 866 counties and districts across China as of December 31, 2014.
About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $223 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com.
About the International CES Asia: Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-organized by Intex, the International CES Asia will serve as 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 will come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to CE industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees will have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the CE industry.
About Intex: Intex is the sub joint venture company of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) Shanghai, which started 1992. Intex is a prominent producer of international tradeshows in China, owning venues in Shanghai, and managing various exhibition venues outside of Shanghai. Intex Shanghai is the vice chairman of SCEIA, the Deputy Director of CAEC and the member of UFI. As the first venue management company that imported the first level pattern of management and experience in Shanghai, it is jointly invested by Shanghai Hongqiao E&T Development Zone United Development Co., Ltd., Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai and Istithmar P&O Estates FZE. Intex was the first international exhibition center passing ISO9001 quality certification in China and has a stand-out reputation in the domestic exhibition industry.
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