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IAEE Congratulates its 2019 International Excellence Award Recipient

May 22, 2019

CES Asia to be Honored at IMEX Frankfurt

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) congratulates CES Asia, produced by the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co., Ltd., a wholly foreign-owned enterprise of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, as this year’s recipient of the IAEE International Excellence Award. The IAEE International Excellence Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made exceptional strides in creating, launching and managing an event in the exhibitions and events industry on an international scale.

CES Asia has seen significant growth over the past three years, as reported in the event audit conducted by BPA Worldwide. The 2018 show broke records reporting 46,748 total attendance, including 529 exhibiting companies and 1,439 media – 2.5 times larger than its inaugural show in 2015. Nearly 10 percent of attendance came from outside mainland China, including South Korea, Japan, the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, France, Singapore and Germany. The 1,439 members of the media that attended represented 31 countries, regions and territories.

“CES Asia is a launchpad for Asian innovations and new technologies from around the world. It is the only event in Asia that brings together the entire tech ecosystem to build brands, forge partnerships and celebrate the best in consumer tech in Asia,” said CES, Consumer Technology Association Executive Vice President Karen Chupka. “On the eve of CES Asia 2019, which marks its fifth anniversary, this first-time recognition from IAEE is a fitting testament to the success behind one of the fastest growing shows in Asia.”

CES Asia will be recognized this evening at the IMEX Frankfurt Gala Dinner and Awards. IAEE’s presence at IMEX Frankfurt will also include IAEE/CEIR led in-booth education sessions and the Faculty Engagement Program, a unique opportunity for academic leaders to share best practices and offer encouragement in an open forum along with speaking to students during the Future Leaders Forum. Off the show floor, IAEE will present a session on integrated partnerships in the exhibitions industry.

“The success experienced by CES Asia speaks to the upward growth of the global exhibitions and events industry,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “It reflects the development we like to see in new shows, and we look forward to seeing CES Asia flourish for many years to come.”

CES Asia 2019 will be held on 11-13 June in Shanghai, China and will focus on the latest innovation in AI, 5G, vehicle tech and startups from around the world. This year’s show will feature more than 550 exhibiting companies, including more than 115 startups, representing the full technology ecosystem.

IAEE is now accepting nominations for its individual awards program, which recognizes exceptional professionals in the exhibitions and events industry. Click here for complete details about each award category and its criteria, and to nominate a colleague.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

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