Issue: Oct 2014


Audi’s Rupert Stadler to Keynote Inaugural International CES Asia



CES Asia to Feature Top Global Brands Including Audi, Ford, Hisense, IBM and Monster

by James Hilton

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management at AUDI AG, will deliver a preshow keynote address at the 2015 International CES AsiaTM. The inaugural event will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace. CEA is co-organizing the event with Intex Shanghai Co., Ltd., a prominent producer of international tradeshows in China.

 

Stadler’s address is scheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, May 24. Audi will host a reception from 6-7:30 p.m.

 

“Under Rupert Stadler’s leadership, Audi has become an automotive leader in the global marketplace, combining sleek and powerful engineering with cutting-edge innovation to create a luxury driving experience featuring the latest and greatest technology features,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “We are thrilled to welcome Rupert Stadler to the CES Asia keynote stage. Attendees at CES Asia will experience the latest innovation that shapes the future and showcase the breadth of our industry. Rupert Stadler is the perfect leader to kick off this dynamic event.”

 

Rupert Stadler joined AUDI AG in 1990 where he assumed various controlling tasks in the Sales and Marketing area. Stadler switched to Volkswagen-AUDI España, S.A., Barcelona, as Commercial Director in 1994, where he was responsible for Controllership, Accounts, Personnel and Organization. From 1997 Stadler was Head of the Board of Management's Office for the Volkswagen Group, and additionally Head of Group Product Planning from January 2002. He became AUDI AG Board Member with effect from January 1, 2003. From April 1, 2003 to August 31, 2007, Stadler was responsible for the Finance and Organization Division. He became Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG on January 1, 2007. Stadler joined the Board of Management of Volkswagen on January 1, 2010 in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.

 

From major global brands to innovative startups, the entire consumer technology ecosystem will be on display at CES Asia, which will span 8,500 net square meters of exhibit space in its first year. Major trends and product categories, including 3D printing, robotics, sensors, the Internet of Things and wearables, will be prominently featured across the show floor and in the conference program. Companies committed to exhibit space include Audi, Ford, Hisense, IBM and Monster.

 

For more information, visit CESAsia.com and watch the CES Asia launch video here. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@CE.org or 703-907-4351.

About CES:

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media: .

 

About the International CES Asia:

Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-organized 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.

 

About Intex:

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.



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