Trade fairs and exhibitions are major events with an impact on the global economy. Every year around the world, tens of thousands of dates attract millions of visitors and professionals from all over the world. Some trade fairs are more impressive than others, such as the Mondial of automotive, which welcomed more than 1 million visitors in 2018, or the Agricultural Show, which passed the 600,000 visitor mark in 2019. According to Les Echos, in 2015 and in France alone, trade shows generated more than 30.5 billion euros in sales and contracts signed. They are therefore excellent economic vectors but also excellent means of communication. Some business sectors have clearly understood the importance of these events for their development. With the rise of digital and connected solutions, many IOT (internet of things) fairs have been created. They are often springboards for companies and start-ups looking for distributors, customers, investors or media coverage.
IT fairs, opportunities not to be missed...
Let’s start with the biggest and best known of these shows: the CES in Las Vegas (consumer electronics show). Based in the city of Las Vegas in the USA, the CES is held every year in January. Created in 1967, it will celebrate its 54th edition in 2021, which makes it one of the oldest trade fairs for new technologies. Hold on tight, the numbers are staggering: in 2018 more than 4,400 exhibitors from 150 different countries and around 180,000 visitors on 250,000 square meters of floor space at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC). During the last edition of 2020 several innovations were unveiled to the general public:
- The 5G Notebook PC manufactured by the Chinese company Lenovo. The Lenovo Yoga is the world’s first notebook PC to offer 5G. Ultra silent and very neat, it will be marketed at the end of this year.
- Yubico is a Swedish company that has also made a name for itself this year with an innovative product: A secure USB key that can only be unlocked with a fingerprint using a biometric reader. This key makes it possible to fight cybercrime and promotes data protection, a sensitive subject in the IT world for several years.
The Vivatech (Viva technology) trade fair is also a gigantic meeting place. It is held in France and precisely in Paris (Paris expo porte Versailles). Created in 2016, on the occasion of the rise of French Tech, this event has exploded over the years to become a must. The 2019 edition was attended by more than 124,000 visitors and 13,000 start-ups from all over the world.
official logo of Vivatech
CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technology) is an exhibition that has been held in Japan since its first edition in 2000. It is the largest computer and IOT exhibition in Asia. It is therefore the equivalent of the ESC but on the other side of the planet. Each year, 170,000 visitors are expected. This is where leading digital companies such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Sony present their products. But that’s not all, it’s also a place dedicated to innovation and start-ups from all over the world.
official logo of CEATEC
Numerous trade fairs have been held in recent years, particularly on the Asian continent. The Taitronics (Tapei elctronics international show) is held for example in Tapei (capital of Tawain and engine of the world electronics industry). More than 15,000 visitors are welcomed for more than 350 representatives working in “semiconductors, displays, sensors, power supply, electromechanics, system components, wireless communication products”.
Ellcie Healthy gets it!
Yes, our connected glasses have traveled a lot since their creation. At Ellcie Healthy our main ambition is to make our solution known throughout the world to save as many lives as possible. Our participation in these major trade shows is therefore a fabulous opportunity!
We too took part in the CES in Las Vegas, for the third consecutive year. We even won the CES innovation awards 2019 in the wearable technology category. We were able to present our solution for falling asleep at the wheel and fall detection and thus establish our ambition to conquer the American continent.
Ellcie Healthy also travelled to Japan to present her solutions. Japan is a market full of opportunities in the high-tech world. CEATEC is therefore the perfect place to meet the players in the Japanese market or to create contacts for future collaborations.
The Vivatech show was also a great adventure in 2019 for our development and to meet other start-ups. Acquiring experience and making an innovative solution credible is also knowing how to participate in all these events… We look forward to seeing you at one of these shows!