ShowStoppers @ GITEX 2014. Second edition of the newest ShowStoppers press event. ShowStoppers® is partnering with the Dubai World Trade Centre to produce an exclusive new press reception ahead of GITEX Technology Week, the information and communications technologies tradeshow that is the business gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
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“If I could follow ShowStoppers around the world and just go to Steve’s events, my life would be complete: Not because I want to attend tradeshows, but because I don’t need to attend them and still get tremendous value-add from the intensive one-on-one with the vendors that ShowStoppers collects and packages for the trade press. In one room he has all the major products and players to talk to without the hassles of running around the trade show floor. I get quality and focused vendor contacts that I can turn into articles and editorial with just a few hours’ work. I highly recommend his work and his events.”
David Strom, strominator.com / webinformant.tv, / ReadWriteWeb.com
“We wanted to look at ways to provide some of our smaller and medium-sized exhibiting companies an avenue to gain more exposure with the press that they may not currently be able to get,” says Jason Stookey, the National Association of Broadcaster’s vice president of sales for conventions and business operations. “I reached out to ShowStoppers to see if they could do anything for us because they’ve got a stellar reputation … The exhibitors get the one-on-one interaction and demo’ing of products for the press. Our large exhibitors like Sony, Panasonic and Canon have huge public relations machines. This will really help bring greater value to the small and medium guys that maybe can’t break through and get press coverage from the top U.S. publications. It’s really invaluable experience, and they can get premium contacts from the press.”
“Our company created a consumer electronics subsidiary a few years ago. We don’t have a huge advertising budget, so building a relationship with key media is very important to generate awareness for our products. ShowStoppers has not only helped us do this, they have helped us do it around the world. We couldn’t be happier with the media we have met through ShowStoppers and the ShowStoppers events themselves. They are first class all the way.”
Kevin Oswald, communications director, Kent Displays/Improv Electronics
“Focus on the product, not the booth. I saw a lot of companies compete to have the most magnificent (i.e., “expensive”) booth. True, a booth can make an impression and build an image, but let’s be honest: many booths seem to be focused more on the grandeur than the product. I’d rather see a great product in an adequate booth than a mediocre product in a great booth. Take the money you would have spent on a fancy booth and give it to your engineers as a bonus instead. At CES, the best booth expenditure per dollar was Showstoppers: tables in a hotel ballroom staffed mostly by company founders. That should be your model.”
Guy Kawasaki, “Marketing Lessons from CES,” American Express Open Forum.
Coming up: Events calendar
ShowStoppers @ GITEX 11 Oct. 2014 Dubai
ShowStoppers @ CES 6 Jan. 2015 Las Vegas
ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 1 Mar. 2015 Barcelona
ShowStoppers @ NAB Show 12 Apr. 2015 Las Vegas
ShowStoppers & the IFA Global Press Conference April 2015 The Mediterranean
ShowStoppers @ Play June 2015 Los Angeles
ShowStoppers @ CE Week June 2015 New York
ShowStoppers @ IFA 3 Sept. 2015 Berlin
ShowStoppers @ CTIA Super Mobility 2015 8 Sept. 2015 Las Vegas
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