IT SHOW 2012 to showcase the latest trends in IT and consumer electronics

Biggest ever IT SHOW now comes with online floor plans and over $90,000 cash prizes in hourly draws

Singapore, 6 March 2012 – IT SHOW 2012 has set a new record as the largest IT and Consumer Electronics Exhibition in Singapore. The amount of exhibition space has expanded from 345,000 to 350,000 square feet due to overwhelming response from more than 830 exhibitors.

Organised by Exhibits Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the four day show will be held at Suntec Singapore from 8 to 11 March 2012, from 12 noon to 9 pm daily. Admission is free.

IT SHOW 2012 offers the most complete showcase ever staged in Singapore – sprawling over five levels of exhibition space at Suntec Singapore (levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6) – bustling with pure digital entertainment and introducing new product categories spanning across multiple industries.

This year’s IT SHOW will display a dynamic and comprehensive line-up of the latest and hottest consumer technology gadgets from next-generation connected televisions, mobile phones, netbooks, digital imaging accessories and peripherals, wireless technology, electronic gaming software and hardware, home entertainment and other lifestyle products and consumer electronics, all under one roof. To help improve visitors’ experience at the Show, floor plans of IT SHOW 2012 will be made available online.

Helming the IT Show 2011 are leading global marquee brands such as Acer, Asus, Canon, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Nikon, Sony and Samsung. Leading local brands such as SingTel, Starhub and M1 will also be making their presence felt at the IT Show 2011.

Brands will use the IT SHOW as a platform to launch their latest products. ASUS will be launching its N Series Jay Chou Mystic Edition N45SL. The design of the notebook is inspired by the Taiwanese superstar’s latest album, and even includes a graphic of his signature. Sennheiser’s Amperior headphones will also have its first Asian showcase at IT SHOW 2012.

Mr Melvin Koh, General Manager of Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd, said: “As the relationship between technology and the content community grows in significance, IT SHOW 2012 will showcase major technology trends including tablets, connected TV technologies and smart appliances. Last year, the buzz was netbooks, ebook readers and 3D TV. This year, it will be all about tablets, super phones, apps, ‘Smart TV’ systems amongst others.”

“IT SHOW is the Super Bowl of electronics exhibitions, and IT SHOW 2012 will continue to raise the bar as we will be expecting sales of over 75 million, as compared to 72 million last year. We are also expecting a turnout of 840,000 visitors, an increase from the 830,000 last year,” added Mr Koh.

It celebration of its 11th show, IT SHOW 2012 will be giving away more than $90,000 in cash over the four days. There will be an hourly draw conducted at level 6 of Suntec Singapore each day where consumers can stand a chance to win $500. There will also be exclusive offers and bargains for consumers to enjoy great savings and a satisfying experience at IT SHOW 2012.

For more information, please visit www.itshow.com.sg

Details of IT SHOW 2012 are as follows:

IT SHOW 2012

Date: : 8 – 11 March 2012 (Thursday to Sunday)

Venue : Suntec Singapore Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Operating Hours : 12noon – 9pm

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Mr Melvin Koh

General Manager

Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd

DID : 6747 4620

Email : melvinkoh@exhibitsinc.com.sg

 

Mr Adrian Cheong

Manager

Corporate Communications Division

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

DID : 6319 2261

Email : cheongcy@sph.com.sg 

 

About Exhibits Inc

Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), is the leading organiser in Singapore and the producer of Singapore’s largest consumer exhibitions namely: IT SHOW, COMEX, Food and Beverage Fair and World Food Fair.

With a proven track record of over 17 years, Exhibits Inc has an extensive expertise and experience in developing, planning and executing consumer exhibitions every year, involving more than 1000 exhibitors, more than 1 million visitors including journalists locally and abroad. Backed by SPH’s comprehensive range of advertising and media assets, Exhibits Inc is poised to become the key player in the MICE industry with significant presence in the consumer sector.

Apart from its competence in running consumer events, Exhibits Inc offers exhibitors an excellent range of quality services, ensuring the best possible support before, during and after the show.

Exhibits Inc strives to “Be Recognised as Asia’s Leading Producer of Events” while conducting its business in a socially responsible manner. It aims to return a maximum benefit to its shareholders and clients. Exhibits Inc is committed to grow the exhibition industry, opening up new fields and new potential for growth in just about every industry.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH’s subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend’s iPad application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.

Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

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