10, 2018, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk participated in the official opening of the
Ukrainian stand at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as part of his
working visit to the USA. CES is one of the biggest consumer electronics
conferences which takes place in Las Vegas (USA).
Minister of Finance held an opening speech along with the representatives of
the organizers of the Ukrainian stand which are for second consecutive year the
Ukrainian Association for Venture and Private Capital (UVCA) and Western NIS
Enterprise Fund (WNISEF).
“I am glad
to see innovative Ukrainian companies whose development is in line with the
crucial global trends. I believe in the free market, private initiative,
creativity and hard work. This is what enabled start-ups from Ukraine to
participate in one of the key global technology exhibitions in Las Vegas”, Oleksandr Danyliuk said.
the Ukrainian stand presents 10 selected start-ups, but more than 20 companies
from Ukraine are attending the exhibition this year. They have presented their
projects in various areas ranging from technologies for agriculture and 3D
printing to road control systems and virtual reality.
prospects of the global IT industry are stunning: the volume of the global IT
market will reach USD 3.7 trillion in 2018, which is 4.3% higher compared to
2017 (USD 3.5 trillion). Nations aspiring to establish a modern, diversified
and sustainable economy should build it on the basis of innovative
technologies. Ukraine will, of course, be striving to develop this kind of
economy. Our country has great chances to become one of the leading IT-hubs in
Europe and, possible, worldwide. We have great start-ups, a well-developed
infrastructure, highly qualified professionals and the government which
understands the importance of a friendly business environment and is ready to
work on this”, the Minister of Finance added.
CES exhibition took place in June 1967 in New York and attracted 200
participants and 17,500 visitors. From 1978 till 1994, the exhibition took
place twice a year: in Las Vegas (January) and in Chicago (June). Since 1998,
CES has been taking place in Las Vegas on the annual basis.
CES is the biggest consumer electronics exhibition worldwide which has been
promoting the development of innovations in consumer technologies since more
than 40 years. More than 2,500 participants come to Las Vegas every year to
present their latest developments in 15 categories. The key trends in 2018
include artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Also, the visitors can see
voice-steered house assistants, smart houses, self-driving vehicles etc.