CES Press Release

CES Unveiled Paris: The Latest in French Innovation and Connectivity

Panel presented by ENGIE to highlight smart cities and the Internet of Things

Arlington, VA – 10/04/2017 – 

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that the fifth annual CES Unveiled Paris will highlight innovation across the tech sphere with a special focus on the hottest trends including the Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and smart cities. With more than 600 expected attendees, CES Unveiled Paris will kick off this year’s CES Unveiled series on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Palais Brongniart, the French stock market’s former headquarters.

Of the nearly 50 companies already set to exhibit, highlights include: ENGIE, La Poste, Lorraine Mission Grand, Netgear and Parrot. New-to-market startups and established brands alike will showcase products from a wide array of categories, including smart home, drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Top media, buyers and key industry influencers will experience innovative technologies and network with industry leaders, all serving as a preview of CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the world’s gathering place for technology.

“C’est manifique! The energy, excitement and growth surrounding CES Unveiled Paris reflects the continuing growth and expansion of French innovation,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Indeed, the number of French companies participating in CES has grown leaps and bounds since the inaugural CES Unveiled Paris in 2013. Nearly 5,000 French attendees came to CES this past January, a 441 percent increase since 2013, and France was the second largest country behind the U.S. represented in Eureka Park, the startup flagship at CES, with 204 exhibitors. I love making the trip to Paris every fall to see the French innovation scene continue to flourish.”          

New this year, CES Unveiled Paris programming will include a panel discussion focused on IoT and smart cities, presented by ENGIE. And for the second year, CES 2018 Innovation Award Honorees from France will be announced and displayed at the event. The Innovation Awards program is an annual competition celebrating outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Honorees are recognized across 28 product categories. Those selected as Honorees will be showcased at CES 2018, January 9 -12, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

CES Unveiled Paris will be followed by CES Unveiled Amsterdam on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Beurs van Berlage. Members of the technology industry, including media and industry affiliates, are encouraged to register. Exhibitors from the Netherlands and surrounding countries will showcase their latest innovations at the most attended inaugural Unveiled event abroad to date.

A full exhibitor lineup and programming schedule will be released in the coming weeks. For more information about exhibiting or attending the event, please visit CES.tech/UnveiledParis.

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Press Contacts:

Teresa Hsu
703-907-5259
thsu@CTA.tech

Bernice Morquette
703-907-7651
bmorquette@CTA.tech