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Smithers Apex announce inaugural IS Auto Asia, taking place in Shenzhen, China from 25-26 September 2019

Smithers Apex are extending the popular IS Auto conference series into Asia later this year

LEATHERHEAD, UK 11 February 2019 – Smithers Apex will be extending its popular Image Sensors Automotive (IS Auto) conference series into Asia later this year. Taking place in Shenzhen at the Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel, China on 25-26 September 2019, the inaugural conference will follow on from the hugely successful IS Auto Europe and IS Auto Americas editions.

As worldwide innovation in the automotive image sensors industry advances at a faster rate than ever before, the Asian market is thriving. China’s investment in self-driving cars and adoption of novel technologies is enabling new business opportunities and encouraging a forward-thinking and autonomous future. Shenzhen in particular is quickly becoming a global epicentre in the race to produce autonomous and electric vehicles, making it the ideal location for the inaugural IS Auto Asia.

With leading technology providers based in the Asia Pacific region, this event will help drive this innovation forward by assessing new and existing image sensors technologies, the LiDAR landscape, radars, sensor fusion, neural networks, deep learning, AI, OEM needs, data management, image processing and safety standards. At IS Auto Asia 2019, senior experts will come together to showcase the latest thinking and innovations, network with customers and competitors, and prepare business for impending change.

Smithers Apex have been organising the existing IS Auto events, and the Image Sensors Europe & Americas conferences, for over 10 years, and are collaborating with key industry experts on this event to curate a programme that is relevant and covers all of the most pertinent issues. Members of the board include:

  • Junli Gu, VP of Autonomous Driving at
  • Abhay Rai, Head of Automotive Sensor Marketing at Sony Electronics
  • Dr. Florian Baumann, CTO EMEA (specialising in automotive & AI) at Dell EMC
  • Paul Gong, China Auto Analyst and Executive Director – Research at UBS
  • Ronald Mueller, CEO of Vision Markets and Associate Consultant at Smithers Apex

IS Auto Asia will provide an exclusive forum for OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, foundry and semiconductor providers, sensor manufacturers and more to unite under one roof, so whatever your position or level, this is an unmissable event for anyone working within this sector.


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. The ideal opportunity for those looking to establish themselves or reinforce their presence in this market. For more information about available packages, please contact Ciaran Little at or on +44 (0) 1372 802000.


Emma Newton
Senior Marketing Executive
+44 (0) 1372 802016