Despite Progress in China, CTA Announces Postponement of CES Asia
If you’re sick of hearing about the coronavirus, just know that we are sick of writing about it. With each passing day comes a new cancellation, and on Friday the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced their decision to postpone CES Asia scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China on June 10-12, 2020. No information on a new date has been shared at this time.
Given the evolving health concerns from the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone CES Asia 2020. https://t.co/u9cV3uEzrt
— CES Asia (@CESAsia) March 9, 2020
Although the show is three months away and China has seen great progress in combating COVID-19, the risk is still so great and these preventative measures are absolutely necessary. As a host of a consumer electronics trade show ourselves, we know just how much work goes into these events, and it is devastating to see it all go down the drain.
The CTA released the following statement on March 9:
While CES Asia has enjoyed annual growth and success since its 2015 launch in Shanghai, we have decided to postpone CES Asia for 2020. Our decision reflects the concerns of our stakeholders including exhibitors, buyers, media and speakers. Given the evolving global concerns about and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we feel this is the best decision for everyone involved.
We made this decision at this time as we know companies and attendees invest considerable time and effort in planning for trade shows like CES Asia. We hope that sharing this information in a timely manner helps them plan more effectively and conserve resources at this unusual time.
We thank our CES Asia attendees, exhibitors and event partners for their support and understanding.
For CES Asia Exhibitors – Any payments made for exhibit space will be refunded without penalty
We’ll be continuing to provide updates on show cancellations and postponements on Dealerscope so be sure to check back in and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date. Be safe, everyone!