ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2015--The International CES Asia TM today announced that Shailesh Rao, vice president of Asia Pacific, Latin America & emerging markets at Twitter, will deliver an address at the inaugural CES Asia, as part of the event's Industry Mover Speaker Series. Rao joins leaders from Audi, IBM and Intel as confirmed speakers at the 2015 CES Asia, owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) R and co-produced by INTEX. Featuring top technology companies from around the world, CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, drawing global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace .
Rao's address will take place at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 26 in the Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Shanghai Ballroom 2-3. He will discuss the revolution of the digital transformation and the trends and strategies driving Asian businesses to the next level.
"Twitter has been at the forefront of the social media revolution, with user-generated content changing the way people communicate, conduct business and gather information in today's digital age," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are honored to have Mr. Rao join the Industry Mover Series at CES Asia and look forward to hearing his insight surrounding the social media transformation and the digital trends that will impact the Asian markets."
"Asia is the heart of the digital revolution with over half of all Internet, mobile and social media users in the world," said Rao. "That's why I'm so excited to give this address at the inaugural CES Asia event to showcase how Twitter is leading the transformation across the region as the best way for people and businesses to connect to their world every day."
Shailesh Rao is responsible for revenue and operations for all markets outside of the United States and Europe. Since joining Twitter in 2012, he has developed the company's international cross-functional strategy and expanded its presence from three countries to more than 30 countries. Previously, Rao spent seven years at Google, where he built three critical business units: Local Search, India and You-Tube and Display across Asia-Pacific. He is @shaileshrao on Twitter.
The Industry Mover Speaker Series is an exclusive platform at CES Asia for some of the world's most influential brands. Industry Mover sessions will bring exceptional insight into the next generation of technology, presented by visionaries that are responsible for introducing this future to the world. Industry Mover sessions, as well as keynote addresses, are complimentary for all CES Asia attendees, and a CES Asia badge is all that is required for entry.
Rao joins Audi's Rupert Stadler, IBM's D.C. Chien and Intel's Kirk Skaugen as confirmed CES Asia speakers. Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management at AUDI AG, will deliver the preshow keynote address at CES Asia at 5 PM Sunday, May 24 in the Jumeirah Hotel, DaGuan Theatre. Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group for Intel Corporation, will take the keynote stage at 10:30 AM, May 25 at the Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Grand Shanghai Ballroom 2-3. D.C. Chien, CEO of IBM Greater China Group, will speak at 3:30 PM, May 25 at the Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Grand Shanghai Ballroom 2-3.
Initially 20,000 gross square meters (8,500 net square meters), the CES Asia show floor has recently expanded by nearly 10 percent and will house an estimated 250 exhibitors that currently represent 14 countries. Major global brands are supporting the show through show floor exhibitions and private meeting room space to conduct critical business at CES Asia. Top brands participating in CES Asia are highlighted below:
The full list of companies exhibiting at CES Asia can be found via the Exhibitor Directory.
In addition to ground-breaking exhibits on the show floor, CES Asia will showcase a dynamic conference program with topics ranging from the Internet of Things, connectivity, 3D printing, robotics, lifestyles, smart home and sports and fitness. Additional speakers and panel sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a . For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at or +1 703-907-4351.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $286 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 ?V The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services.?Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com.
About the International CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) R and co-produced 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.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS2015 International CES Asia May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China CEO Summit May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China CEA Innovate! November 8-10, 2015, New York, NY CE Hall of Fame Dinner November 9, 2015, New York, NY CES Unveiled New York November 10, 2015, New York, NY CES Unveiled Las Vegas January 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV 2016 International CES January 6-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
CONTACT: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES ASIA PACIFIC NORTH AMERICA CHINA VIRGINIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INTERNET SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO MOBILE/WIRELESS SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
SOURCE: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
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