The Ukrainian pavilion will be operating at the world’s largest consumer electronics exhibition

The Voice of America” reports that this  exhibition will host the Ukrainian pavilion, featuring a large number of startups.

“This year we brought 10 companies to the Ukrainian pavilion, and we are all expecting more than 20 Ukrainian start-ups at CES. The companies are very diverse – from virtual reality to “smart home,” said the initiator of the Ukrainian pavilion and executive director of the Ukrainian Association of Venture and Private Capital, Olga Afanasyeva.

Ukrainian tech developments have already been presented to a number of European and American investors and some of these developments have already attracted their interest.

The idea to organize the Ukrainian pavilion at CES arose at UVCA three years ago, when only one or two Ukrainian companies participated at CES on their own. But most Ukrainian start-ups were not in a position to finance and organize their participation in the exhibition. Afanasyeva’s plans to start up the Western NIS Enterprise Fund with the idea of establishing a Ukrainian pavilion was warmly supported.

“The number of Ukrainian companies whose products meet the CES profile is increasing. This year we’ve received nearly 60 new applications which are in line with the current trends that are popular at the CES exhibition, including artificial intelligence and ‘smart home’ technology,” Afanasyeva stated.


In recent years, the presentation of Ukrainian developers at CES was exclusively a private initiative. This year the opening of the Ukrainian Pavilion will be visited by Ukrainian Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk. Afanasyeva is hoping the visit may lead to state support of the Ukrainian Pavilion at future CES exhibitions.

Information: CES or the Consumer Electronics Show is the largest annual consumer electronics exhibition. It takes place in Las Vegas (USA) in early January. It was first held in New York. Then it was held twice a year (in Chicago in the summer and Las Vegas in the winter). Since 1995, the exhibition has taken place only in Las Vegas. Over the past decade has become the main exhibition for the entire consumer electronics industry. It features the world premieres of new TVs, photo and video cameras, and in recent years, smartphones and tablets. Among its regular exhibitors are companies suchas Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG.