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Paris unveils its technology showcase

CES Unveiled Paris will reveal the latest in French innovation and connectivity

Palais Brongniart, the former French stock market, is the location for CES Unveiled Paris
Palais Brongniart, the former French stock market, is the location for CES Unveiled Paris

The fifth annual CES Unveiled Paris event will highlight innovation across the technology sphere with a special focus on smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity.


More than 600 attendees are expected on Tuesday, 24 October 24, 2017, at Palais Brongniart, the French stock market’s former headquarters. It is one of several preview events to the CES 2018 event in Las Vegas in January which this year will showcase smart cities technology.


Of the nearly 50 companies already set to exhibit, highlights include: ENGIE, La Poste, Lorraine Mission Grand, Netgear and Parrot. New-to-market start-ups and established brands alike will showcase products from a wide array of categories, including smart home, drones and artificial intelligence (AI).


“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, which organises the events.


“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 per cent increase since 2013, and France was the second largest country behind the US represented in Eureka Park, the start-up flagship at CES, with 204 exhibitors.”


New this year, the CES Unveiled Paris programme 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.


Innovation Awards programme is an annual competition celebrating outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Honorees are recognised across 28 product categories. Those selected as Honorees will be showcased at CES 2018, which takes place 9-12 January.


CES Unveiled Paris will be followed by CES Unveiled Amsterdam on Thursday, 26 October 2017, at the Beurs van Berlage. Exhibitors from the Netherlands and surrounding countries will showcase their latest innovations at the most attended inaugural Unveiled event abroad to date.


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