Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC to produce IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at CES 2018

Steve Rogerson
September 12, 2017
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) is to produce the IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the world’s largest event for the business of consumer technologies.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which organises the show, has tapped the IMC to produce the pavilion and conference; with 25,000 members, it is the largest trade group in the IoT sector.
CES is a well-known destination for OEMs and supply chain professionals from around the world looking to deploy connected devices, and the two trade groups are confident in attracting providers of IoT software, hardware, connectivity and other services to participate.
“There’s a tsunami of IoT events that draw technology vendors, but relatively few buyers,” said Joel Young, IMC chairman and CTO of IoT technology provider Digi International. “CES is very different. It attracts tens of thousands of OEMs that buy IoT solutions, not to mention supply chain users.”
In 2017, CES drew over 180,000 attendees – a significant number were OEMs and supply chain professionals interested in the IoT. Attendee counts for specific vertical markets included automotive (14,500), wearables (12,000), smart home and appliances (13,600), health and biotech (7500), and telecommunication and infrastructure (10,000).
“These attendees are from industries that happen to serve consumer segments, and they’re looking for connectivity solutions,” said Young.
The newly minted IoT Infrastructure event at CES will include areas for exhibits, a half-day conference programme and more. The IoT Infrastructure Pavilion will be in the Westgate Hotel in the Tech East area of the show, directly adjacent to the show’s new smart cities and smart energy demonstration areas, making the re-vamped Tech East exhibits an IoT destination, complete with monorail access.
For more information regarding exhibition space, meeting rooms and conference sponsorship, interested IoT products and services providers should visit:
and contact IMC director of sales Alanna Morreale, at telephone +1 781 228 9989 or email on
The London-based IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector, with more than 25,000 members joining since February 2014. Board member companies include Aeris, Digi International, HPE, Ingenu, Inmarsat, Intel, Kore, Laird, Orbcomm, MultiTech, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, Sigfox, Telit, U-Blox, Verizon and Vodafone.