CES 2018 to have record number of UK exhibitors
The end of 2017 is fast approaching which means that is will soon be time for CES 2018 and next year’s event will attract the greatest number of UK exhibitors in its 51-year history.
CES 2018 will host 60 UK exhibitors, topping last year’s 56, with one month to go until the 2018 show, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today. Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2018 will run 9th-12th January 2018 in Las Vegas, although we’ll be there a little earler to catch the press preview days and, of course, we’ll be reporting it all back to you.
Thirty UK start-ups will exhibit in the specially designated Eureka Park and, of those, ten will be featured in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland pavilion, supported by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and sponsored by techUK, the trade association for the UK technology industry.
“The UK is stepping up its presence at CES in a major way reflecting a renewed commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. New this year, the UK is hosting a pavilion in Eureka Park, as well as bringing more exhibitors to CES than years past, up seven percent from 2017,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “We applaud techUK for sponsoring innovative startups on a global stage and look forward to seeing the cutting-edge technology showcased by these UK exhibitors.”
Speaking about the announcement, techUK’s Paul Hide, Director of Market Engagement and Membership said that “techUK is delighted to be supporting UK-based tech companies at CES. With Brexit uncertainties, it is vital that digital businesses have export support and access to overseas markets, and that the UK remains an attractive place for international investment. This partnership shows the Government also shares our intention to achieve these goals. We hope to build on this progress so that our innovative businesses can showcase their technologies at all key technology trade fairs.”
At CES 2017, the United Kingdom was ranked top ten in both attendance and exhibitors with 2,508 in attendance and 56 exhibitors (including 17 startups in Eureka Park). For CES 2018, Eureka Park will host more than 800 startups from 35 countries, up from 600 last year. More than 1,100 companies from across the world have exhibited within Eureka Park since its inception in 2012 and raised more than £1.1 billion in funding.
CES 2018 will host 3,900 companies across 232,000 net square meters and is expecting more than 170,000 total attendance. New attractions at CES include Smart Cities at CES, CES Sports Zone, the Artificial Intelligence Marketplace, Design & Source Showcase and the High-Tech Retailing Conference.
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