Consumer Technology Association ‘Unveiled’ Events Return to Paris, Launch in Prague
The Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association, announced the return of its CES Unveiled event series to France for a fourth consecutive CES Unveiled Paris and a debut event, CES Unveiled Prague.
These two events, uniting innovative technology companies, top members of the press, industry analysts, buyers and key consumer technology influencers, will serve as a prelude to the innovation that will be showcased at CES® 2017.
Owned and produced by the CTA, CES is the global stage for innovation and will run Jan. 5-8.
This year's CES Unveiled events series will kick off Oct. 20 with CES Unveiled Prague, followed by CES Unveiled Paris Oct. 25.
Breaking CES news and global market research will headline conference programming during this half day event, followed by a tabletop exhibition networking reception. Technology influencers and media will see and interact with the ground-breaking innovation coming from global brands and startups alike.
"Every year we assess the global technology landscape in target markets when deciding where to host our CES Unveiled events abroad, and the entrepreneurial spirit that France brings to the tech eco-system through its innovation cities and startup parks makes it easy for us to come back to Paris year after year," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA.
He added, "Last year we had a crowded sold out exhibit area in Paris, and this year we are adding Prague to the lineup to serve as a hub for the Eastern and Central European market, it's a promising city with close proximity to other technology hotbeds and we look forward to seeing what this region will present at this year's events."
CES Unveiled events provide exhibitors, top tier media and leaders in the tech space the opportunity to come together in different cities around the world to make strategic connections around the latest technologies.
These events give exhibitors the exposure and necessary momentum leading up to CES in Las Vegas.
French companies at CES have tripled during the last two years, from 71 exhibitors in 2014 to 216 in 2016. France has the leading number of startups outside the U.S. in Eureka Park™, the startup destination at CES, representing 28 percent of marketplace exhibitors.
CES Unveiled Prague will provide innovative companies from across Europe the opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge technology to top tier media and stand out amongst the CES elite.
CES Unveiled Paris and Prague join domestic CES Unveiled events in New York and Las Vegas.