ShowStoppers launches new press event concurrent with Mobile World Congress Americas

ShowStoppers contact:
Steve Leon
Partner
+1 512 288 0950

For exhibit information and opportunities to  meet the press at ShowStoppers, contact

Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527; or

Lauren Merel, +1 212 355 6326; or

Charlotte Keepers, +1 202-497-9790.

SAN FRANCISCO, 13 Sept. 2016 – ShowStoppers® today announced it plans to produce a new press event concurrent with the launch of a new tradeshow, GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas.

ShowStoppers @ GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

The invitation-only event brings journalists and industry analysts together with industry leaders, innovators and start-up companies to showcase new mobile and wireless products, gear, gadgets, devices, apps, business and consumer services and technologies for work, home and play.

GSMA and CTIA announced in June that the two mobile wireless organizations would team up to produce a combined tradeshow in the U.S. starting in 2017.

ShowStoppers @ GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas builds on more than two decades of ShowStoppers experience and expertise producing press events around the world. ShowStoppers pioneered its first international press event 10 years ago; has produced nine years of press events concurrent with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; and more than a dozen press events at CTIA shows in the U.S.

Coming up

The next ShowStoppers press events are:

  • ShowStoppers @ CES 2017, 5 January in Las Vegas.
  • ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 2016, 26 February in Barcelona.

ShowStoppers @ NAB Show, the official press event of NAB 2017, 23 April in Las Vegas.

About ShowStoppers®

Now in its 23rd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each ShowStoppers event showcases product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations to invited and qualified journalists, bloggers, influencers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. ShowStoppers offers exhibiting industry leaders, innovators and startups a forum to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, increase brand awareness, and advances new business development opportunities and new markets.

ShowStoppers produces the official press events at IFA and NAB; partners with CES and CE Week; and produces events concurrent with CES and Mobile World Congress, among others.

80 companies, innovators and startups intro new gear, gadgets to nearly 1,000 journalists from around the world at ShowStoppers, official press event of IFA tradeshow in Berlin

IFA contact:
Nicole von der Ropp
Press and Public Relations
+49 30 3038 2217

ShowStoppers contact:
Steve Leon
Partner
+1 512 288 0950

To join the companies that meet the press at ShowStoppers, contact

Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527, or

Lauren Merel, +1 212 355 6326.

BERLIN, 12 Sept. 2016 – Breaking records for the ninth consecutive year, 80 industry leaders, innovators and start-up companies introduced new gear, gadgets, apps and devices for work, home and play to journalists attending ShowStoppers @ IFA 2016, the ninth-annual edition of the Official Press Event of IFA, the world’s leading tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances.

Nearly 1,000 journalists from more than 50 countries attended the landmark press event – approximately 200 more than the 2015 edition.

The 80 exhibitors represent a 12 percent year-over-year increase from ShowStoppers @ IFA 2015.

“ShowStoppers is a must attend event for consumer brands,” said John Carter, head of Communications at Canary, maker of an all-in-one home security system. “Whether you’re in the lead or looking to break out, it is a tremendous opportunity to meet new reporters and influencers, re-engage old friends, and showcase what’s new to some of the most plugged in, top tier reporters across the world.”

“Showstoppers was an incredible experience for us at SAM Labs. We made highly reputable contacts and won the Markit Innovation award for Interactive Ecosystems,” said Adriana Goldenberg, press and social media, SAM Labs, maker of educational technology kits to learn coding, engineering, and DIY.

“Three hours of inspiring conversations, lots of visitors and even more talks regarding Home Intelligence, Smart Home education and new FIBARO releases. We definitely will join the next year event,” said Jacek Dziura, marketing manager at FIBARO Global, which introduced The Button, a wireless device that combines a simple design with power and functionality to control home automation systems with a simple click.

“Showstoppers was an amazing experience as we got to share the magic of the Slate 2 with top journalists,” said Lydie Roure and Maeva Revellin, marketing and communications for iSkn, a French startup that introduced the Slate 2 – a drawing pad that revolutionizes digital art.

“ShowStoppers was a great success for udoq,” said Marcus Kuchler, founder of udoq, which introduced the first worldwide patented universal docking station for mobile devices of any brand or generation — all smartphones, tablets, eReaders and music players. “Through the event we got into contact with so many journalists and we really appreciate the great feedback we got for our innovative universal docking station. We are looking forward to be mentioned in several reviews and articles.”

“We introduced the world’s first 4-in-1 Type-C external storage device — just at ShowStoppers — along with the PhotoFast ONE App,” said Warren Wang, chief executive officer of PhotoFast, maker of smart accessories, gadgets and consumer electronics. “We all know the importance of our photos and memories and we can foresee a future where not only iOS/MacOS, but also other systems will adopt the Type C interface.”

ShowStoppers @ IFA 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.

Coming up

The next ShowStoppers press events are:

  • ShowStoppers @ CES 2017, 5 January in Las Vegas
  • ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 2016, 26 February in Barcelona.

ShowStoppers @ IFA 2017 is scheduled for 31 Aug. 2017 in Berlin.

About IFA

IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. The 2016 edition of the tradeshow took place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City), 1 to 6 Sept. 2016.

About ShowStoppers®

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 and CE Week.

IHS Markit Innovation Award Winners IFA

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IHS Markit Announces Innovation Awards Winners at ShowStoppers at IFA in Berlin

Innovation Awards highlight the most innovative technology products from Showstoppers press event

LONDON (September 7, 2016) – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced winners of the IHS Markit Innovation Awards. Presented at the ShowStoppers IFA event in Berlin on Thursday, September 1, 2016, the awards showcased the most innovative technology products submitted by event exhibitors.

“Congratulations to all the ingenious technology industry leaders that took part in the IHS Markit Innovation awards at IFA,” said Ian Weightman, vice president of research and operations, IHS Markit. “The only downside to having an awards program is how difficult it was to select the final winners from all the inventive and unique submissions.”

Selected from 42 submissions, following are the winners of this year’s IHS Markit innovation awards at IFA:

Apps, platforms and ecosystems – CURIO from SAM Labs is an out-of-the-box inventing experience for kids. Equipped with five paper-fold car bodies, a car base, and remote control, kids can build and program their own creations.

Audio technology – The Here Active Listening System from Doppler Labs consists of two wireless buds and a connected app that lets listeners control real-world sound. Here gives you a volume knob, equalizer, and preset filters. Tune In to what you want to hear, and tune out unwanted noise.

Design and style – The HP Pavilion Wave is for people who want to modernize their home or home office with a beautiful, compact desktop engineered for entertainment and productivity.

Health, fitness and wearables – ReSound Micro Mic and ReSound Multi Mic connect wirelessly to all ReSound Smart Hearing aids to enhance users’ sound experience in even the most challenging listening environments. The devices provide direct sound streaming and connect with loop/FM systems to improve speech understanding.

Robotics and drones – Jimu Robot is an interactive system of robotic building blocks; build your own robot, program its movements, and share your creation with the Jimu Robot Community.

Smart home and appliances – The Pico Brew makes craft beer with the push of a button. Biodegradeable PicoPaks pre-package all the ingredients needed – making brewing and cleanup easy.

Video displays and devices – Lenovo Yoga 910 is a stylish four-in-one form factor convertible ultrabook with a 4K edgeless in-plane switching display. Weighing only three pounds, the Yoga 910 provides a crisp, vibrant display along with an Intel Core i processor, Windows 10, PCIe SSD, and more.

Wow factor – The Yoga Book two-in-one tablet from Lenovo provides natural note-taking with pen and paper, a halo keyboard, and Wacom technology. Weighing only 1.3 pounds, Yoga Book sports an Intel Atom processor, FHD display, and the option of Android or Windows.

The following technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit, and internationally recognized journalists, judged the awards at the IFA conference in Berlin:

  • Tom Morrod, senior director, consumer electronics
  • Paul Gagnon, senior manager, consumer devices
  • Paul Gray, principal analyst, consumer devices
  • Dinesh Kithany, principal analyst, home appliances
  • Ian Fogg, senior director, mobile and telecommunications
  • Ken Park, senior analyst, consumer devices
  • Rich Trenholm, senior editor, CBS Interactive and CNET
  • Eli Haboosh, reporter, HT Mobile Israel
  • George Buhnici, news correspondent, ProTV Romania

The IHS Markit Innovation awards will continue at upcoming ShowStoppers events at Mobile World Congress (MWC), NAB Show, CE Week and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Exhibitors at upcoming Showstoppers events can 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/

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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.

About Showstoppers

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.

IHS Markit is a registered trademark of IHS Markit Ltd. ShowStoppers is a registered trademark of LL&J LLC. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners © 2016 IHS Markit Ltd. All rights reserved.