Innovation Awards to be announced and presented at ShowStoppers events at IFA, MWC, CE Week, NAB Show and CES
LONDON (July 25, 2016) – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced it will judge and host the IHS Markit Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers, the press and business events that organize news and new products around the world.
IHS begins the awards with ShowStoppers at IFA, the official press event at the global tradeshow beginning September 1, 2016 in Berlin. The awards will continue with ShowStoppers events at Mobile World Congress (MWC), NAB Show, CE Week and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
“We are very pleased to support leadership, ingenuity, and innovation in front of the most influential audience of key decision makers from around the world who attend and follow Showstoppers events,” said Ian Weightman, vice president of research and operations, IHS Markit. “These awards are designed to help technology companies promote their most innovative products throughout the year to their backers, partners, retailers, affiliates and consumers.”
IHS Markit Innovation Awards showcase the most innovative products in the following technology categories:
- Apps, platforms and ecosystems
- Audio technology
- Design and style
- Green technology and energy
- Health, fitness and wearables
- Robotics and drones
- Smart home and appliances
- Video displays and devices
- Virtual and augmented reality
Judges for the awards are drawn from technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit who cover the gamut of technology sectors related to each Showstoppers event. These analysts will judge the awards at the IFA conference in Berlin:
- Ben Keen, vice president, consumer, media, telecoms and displays;
- Tom Morrod, senior director, consumer electronics;
- Piers Harding-Rolls, director, games;
- Paul Gray, principal analyst, consumer devices;
- Dinesh Kithany, principal analyst, home appliances;
- Alastair Hayfield, senior director, automotive technology;
- Ken Park, senior analyst, consumer devices
“ShowStoppers events around the world are where companies break new ground in technologies for work, home and play,” said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. “It is exciting to have the world-renowned analysts at IHS Markit debate and recognize the new gear, gadgets, tools, apps, and devices from startups and global industry leaders that are driving digital innovations for consumers and business users.”
Exhibitors may submit up to three candidate products, technologies, or services for IHS Markit Innovation awards. IHS Markit and ShowStoppers have agreed to an embargo on any announcements that should not be made public prior to the awards. For more detailed information, visit http://awards.showstoppers.com/
About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
Now in its 23rd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at IFA and NAB; and partners with CES, CE Week and CTIA.
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BERLIN, GERMANY and NEW YORK, NY, 7 July 2016 – ShowStoppers® @ IFA 2016 – the official press event of the global tradeshow that moves markets and inspires buyers – is setting new records for press attendance and companies exhibiting new technologies for work, home and play.
More than 500 journalists from around the world are already pre-registered to attend – one month ahead of the pace of registration for the year-earlier 2015 edition of the press event.
The number of Industry leaders, innovators and startups planning to introduce new gear, gadgets, tools, apps and devices at the 2016 event is already 30 percent ahead of the pace of the year-earlier event.
The official media showcase in Berlin during IFA, the ninth edition of the annual press event is set for Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016 – the evening before IFA opens for business; IFA runs 2-7 September in Berlin, Germany.
ShowStoppers organizes news and new products for journalists working on deadline to discover the latest smartphones, tablets, gadgets and gear, smart devices powered by Internet-connected apps, laptops, cameras, headphones, software, audio components, connected cars, and more – just in time for the all-important fourth quarter, holiday sales and gift-giving season.
At the 2015 edition of the invitation-only press event, 800-plus journalists from more than 50 countries previewed news and new products from more than 70 companies.
“ShowStoppers @ IFA is an exclusive sneak peek at what journalists will see when the show opens the next day,” said Dave Leon, partner of ShowStoppers.
“We work to ensure that journalists see and cover the very best in consumer electronics and appliances, from industry leaders to startups, during an evening that celebrates innovation in technology,” said Leon.“
“ShowStoppers connects you with top journalists in a venue and format designed to enhance your media coverage at IFA in Berlin. It optimizes your relationship-building opportunities, bringing together companies, news, new products and media – fueled by great food and drink, creating an ambiance conducive for conversations, interviews, and product demos,” said Leon.
To meet the press at ShowStoppers, click here for the event brochure, or contact Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527, or Lauren Merel, +1 (908) 692-6068
For press registration, contact Steve Leon, +1 310-936-8530.
IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, and a global launchpad for innovations and business. IFA 2015 generated worldwide orders totalling 4.35 billion Euros by buyers and retailers from 1,600 exhibitors, with exhibit space covering a record 150,500 square metres, attracting 240,000 visitors. More than 5,800 journalists, 2,700 of them from outside Germany, visited IFA and published reports reaching 1.2 billion people worldwide.
IFA 2016 will take place September 2-7, 2016, on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (Expo Center City).
Now in its 23nd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at IFA and NAB; and partners with CES, CE Week and CTIA.
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Press and Public Relations
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NEW YORK and BERLIN, 13 Apr. 2016 – ShowStoppers® invites industry leaders, innovators and start-up companies to introduce new products and services to hundreds of journalists attending ShowStoppers @ IFA, the official press event at IFA, the tradeshow in Berlin that defines the future of consumer electronics and home appliances.
The ninth annual edition of ShowStoppers @ IFA is scheduled for Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016, 6 to 9 p.m. (1800-2100), Hall 1, Messe Berlin, on the tradeshow fairgrounds, Berlin, Germany.
ShowStoppers features product introductions and previews, hands-on demos, and executive interviews for journalists who attend and cover news and new products from IFA.
The 2015 edition of the press-only event broke all records, with 71 companies introducing new products for work, home and play to more than 800 journalists.
“IFA and ShowStoppers have created a successful platform for innovators and industry leaders to meet the press at IFA,” said Jens Heithecker, executive director of IFA. “The event, enables companies to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new business connections, promote brand, and open new markets in the most efficient way.”
“We are thrilled to be returning to Berlin and working with the entire IFA team for the ninth year,” said Dave Leon, principle, ShowStoppers. “Working together we have seen significant growth in the event. Equally important, the hundreds of companies that have exhibited over the years tell us the event improves their visibility and helps them stand apart from competitors – while also creating new business development opportunities.”
ShowStoppers is a showcase where companies set up their products for table-top demonstration, shaking hands with invited journalists, running demos; journalists work the room, moving from table to table, discussing products and conducting interviews; fueled with great food and drink – achieving these results:
Focused media attention from more than 800 qualified journalists
Add your voice and news to the 2,650 articles published about IFA and companies at the show — reaching 73.39 million readers
Networking possibilities with leading trade publications
Business opportunities with other exhibitors
Now in its 23rd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CES and CTIA.
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