Asia 2019 opened today as more than 550 companies introduced the
next-generation of innovation to the Asian marketplace, including the
latest in 5G, AI, vehicle tech and advancements from more than 115
startups. Opening day of the show featured keynotes from the leaders of
Audi, Huawei and Hyundai, and major product announcements from global
tech brands. Now in its fifth year, CES Asia 2019 runs through June 13
at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC).
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
opened the day with a keynote address. “CES Asia is the only event on
the continent that brings the entire consumer technology ecosystem
together to better our future,” said Shapiro. “Globally, we stand at the
precipice of great change, and we must embrace opportunities – like this
event – to unite around our shared promise of the future.”
CES Asia Keynotes
Following Shapiro’s remarks, Mr. Wu Jianghong, General Manager of
co-producer Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd., introduced the first
keynoter of the day, Mr. Shao Yang, Chief Strategic Officer of Huawei
Consumer Business. Mr. Shao talked about Huawei’s AI technology and its
strategy for the future. The Huawei keynote speech focused on how AI can
help link and activate the loT system by being centered around the
smartphone, and how it can drive the loT hardware ecosystem via the 1+8
Mr. Kyounglim Yun, executive vice president and head of Hyundai’s Open
Innovation Strategy Division took the keynote stage in the afternoon and
shared Hyundai’s vision for the future of mobility. Hyundai is
pioneering a battery exchange program to keep electric scooters and cars
on the road 24/7. In addition, the company announced that it is
cooperating with Kuandeng to develop self-driving cars in both China and
South Korea and is also partnering with Ubiai to transform the insurance
industry using AI and data from driving.
During the afternoon keynote, Thomas Owsianski, president of Audi China,
unveiled Audi’s transformation of mobility from a driving experience to
a digital adventure. Audi has developed Audi Connect, a first-class
open-service platform for automotive. The next generation of Audi
Connect optimizes the most popular apps for in-car usage. In addition,
Audi is also partnering with Holoride to create a VR entertainment
experience and is using the latest technology and design to make
vehicles both more comfortable and more usable for passengers.
CES Asia Conference Sessions
One of today’s highlights came from the “Fashion + Tech = Innovation”
panel, which featured fashion icon Jason Wu; contemporary fashion
photographer Chen Man and CEO of Chatail Xuan Zheng. Moderated by Shaway
Yeh, fashion journalist and founder of yehyehyeh, the panelists explored
the intertwined industries of technology and fashion and possible future
advancements in the market.
CES Asia 2019: Trends to Watch
“CES Asia 2019: Trends to Watch” conference session focused on the
impactful trends, next big things and disruptive innovations at CES Asia
2019. Steve Koenig, Consumer Technology Association vice president,
market research explained how new technologies will occupy the consumer
landscape before you hit the show floor.
CES Asia Exhibitor Announcements
Seventeen major brands took to the CES Asia stage to announce company
news and unveil products to the Asian marketplace during press events,
– AIWAYS showcased its AI growth engine, which carries eight
AIWAYS Intelligent Accompany Technologies.
– Audi announced to triple its local R&D capacity with a
lighthouse project and premiered its next generation Audi Connect to
provide a smartphone-like user experience.
– Baidu showcased the latest developments of the Baidu Apollo
ecosystem, of which the intelligent multi-mode interaction was the
Beijing Visual World Technology Co. – The company launched its
fifth-generation robotic vacuum cleaner, which has the latest
3D-vision navigation technology, at CES Asia 2019.
– Honda discussed Honda Xcelerator, a Honda-funded incubator that
is working with over 100 Chinese startups.
– Hozon launched a new, SUV-like car named “U,” which was produced
based around an intelligent cockpit and intelligent driving, as well
as Hozon’s own intelligence competence.
– Hyundai stressed its three strategic pillars – clean mobility,
connected Mobility and freedom in mobility as it accelerates the
development of its various next-gen technologies.
Mobis – Hyundai Mobis announced its plans to establish
a product series of advanced driver assistance system in 2021.
– iFLYTEK introduced its latest C-terminal product, the iFLYTEK
Translator 3.0, the iFLYTEK Intelligent Recording Pen, the upgraded
system iFLYOS 2.0 featuring the Internet of Things, and related
applications for smart vehicles. They also announced three new
products which won 2019 CES Asia Innovation Awards.
– Inceptio announced its plan for the company’s L3 autonomous
driving systems for trucks to enter into mass production in
partnership with other industries and broad distribution nationally.
Digits – JD Digits released three new products of
intelligent robots — Intelligent Delivery Robot, Track Inspection
Robot and Intelligent Wearable Bionic Hand.
– KIA unveiled two key new technologies “Real-time Emotion
Adaptive Driving” (R.E.A.D.) and “V-Touch” – a world-first virtual
touch-type gesture control technology, as well its future EV concept
– Nissan shared its perspective on the future of intelligent
mobility: intelligent driving, intelligent power and intelligent
Tech Co., Ltd. – The creator of artificial intelligence
brand OBSBOT announced that it will launch their flagship AI camera
OBSBOT Tail at CES Asia 2019.
Home Technology – The company announced that its
multi-purpose home intelligent robot, Temi, will officially enter the
mainland China market in the second half of this year.
Creator Information Technology Co., Ltd. – Shadow
Creator released new MR glasses “JIMO,” which boasts a 55-degree field
of view with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 clip.
– Suning shared its latest technology in retail empowerment,
combining retail cloud and unmanned BIU stores with strategic internal
management and 5G.
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About CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co.
Ltd. 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
event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest
products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign
buyers and international media. 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 International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and CTA:
International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a wholly
foreign-owned enterprise by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a
trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, which supports more than 18 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
About Shanghai Intex:
Taken independent in July 2016, Shanghai Intex Exhibition (Co., Ltd.)
was originally founded in 1995 as the pioneering exhibition organizing
business of Intex Shanghai, the first joint venture venue management
business in Shanghai. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China
Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and
PNO Exhibitions, giving it the perfect combination of domestic and
international resources. Over the last 20 years, Shanghai Intex has
organized more than 100 tradeshows and over 1000 conferences, with a sum
total show space in excess of 2 million square meters. Shanghai Intex
runs a number of internationally renowned exhibitions covering the music
industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing, public
transportation, floriculture, consumer electronics, technology and more.
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