Daegu in CES 2020
Daegu Metropolitan City to build the largest pavilion in history for local governments with Gyeongsangbuk-do
Daegu Metropolitan City (Mayor Kwon Young-jin) will be participating in CES 2020, which will be held in Las Vegas, United States, from January 7 to 10. The city will build a joint pavilion with Gyeongsangbuk-do and knock on the door to the global market with 47 SMEs, venture-backed companies, and startups.
※ CES (Consumer Electronic Show): The largest comprehensive exhibition of appliances and IT products in the world launched in 1957. The five biggest technology trends of CES 2020 are digital health, flying cars, future food, facial recognition, and robotics, and over 5,000 companies are expected to participate in the show.
To help local SMEs and venture-backed companies that specialize in ICT convergence enter the global market, Daegu has been participating through a joint pavilion in CES for the past eight years, since its first participation in 2013.
Daegu in CES 2019
In Daegu’s joint pavilion with Gyeongsangbuk-do, promising local SMEs and venture-backed companies that focus on smart city, future car, IoT, robots, smart healthcare, virtual reality (VR), and drone technologies, as well as companies participating in the smart city demonstration project will showcase their technologies.
Daegu decided to build a joint pavilion with Gyeongsangbuk-do, consisting of 47 companies, which is the largest in its history, following the declaration of mutual growth cooperation in international economy-related projects at CES 2019. Through this, Daegu will support the companies from Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do area to enter the global market and examine the prospects of the local industry in the future.
To this end, Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin will attend CES 2020 to examine the latest information and trends in technology, particularly in the industries that Daegu is focusing on, and meet with the leaders of global companies in future car, 5G technology, and smart city industries to seek cooperative measures in fostering future industries in the Daegu region.
For the future of its local industries, the Daegu Metropolitan City is planning a long trip, starting with a visit to the Los Angeles Korean American Chamber of Commerce and UCLA’s RoMeLa (Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, Director Dennis Hong), signing of an MoU with Mobileye, participation in CES 2020, and a visit to Plug and Play, one of the largest global accelerators located in the Silicon Valley.
“It is a rather strenuous schedule to start off the year with, but we have to prepare for the future of the local industries as quickly as possible not to lag behind in the rapidly changing era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” remarked Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin. “We are working hard to discover and foster Daegu’s future industries through our participation in CES, held at the beginning of every year.”