CES Asia to Feature Top Global Brands Including Audi, Ford, Hisense, IBM and Monster
Arlington, Va., October 29, 2014 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today 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.