ShowStoppers Announces New Press Event for Mobile and Wireless Devices, Apps, Gadgets, Content and Gear in Advance of 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA”

AUSTIN, TX., and LOS ANGELES, 3 Oct. 2019 – ShowStoppers® today announced a new invitation-only press event that helps makers of mobile devices, wireless services, entertainment content, mobile and wireless gear, gadgets and apps meet journalists for product launches, previews, hands-on demos and to conduct executive interviews.

The ShowStoppers press event will take place Monday, October 21, 5-7 p.m., at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Showstoppers is an MWC19 Los Angeles Supporting Media Partner.

The ShowStoppers press event is timed to help companies exhibiting at MWC19 Los Angeles generate coverage before the show – and for non-exhibiting startups, innovators, industry leaders, and companies to generate product reviews and news coverage ahead of the all-important fourth quarter and holiday season. MWC19 Los Angeles will convene the mobile industry, its vast ecosystem and adjacent industries at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 22-24, 2019.

The new ShowStoppers event builds on decades of press events that ShowStoppers already produces at CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, and other tradeshows around the globe.

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, 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 their brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES and alongside MWC, among others; the official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB, and partners with CEATEC.

To sign up to meet the press at ShowStoppers press events around the world, contact Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527; or Lauren Merel, +1 908-692-6068, or Jennifer Hall, +44 7923378991.

IHS Markit | Technology Announces Innovation Award Winners at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019 in Berlin


IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, today announced the winners of the IHS Markit Innovation Awards. Presented at the ShowStoppers® @ IFA press event on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Berlin, the awards showcased the most innovative technology products submitted by event exhibitors.“This was our third year hosting and judging the Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA, and we are pleased to congratulate all the technology groundbreakers who participated in the event,” said Lisa Arrowsmith, executive director and head of consumer technology solutions at IHS Markit | Technology. “As in the past, we saw some extraordinary entries on display in Berlin. It’s always difficult to choose the victors in each category, but the winners truly demonstrated extraordinary vision and creativity.”The winners, by category, of the 2019 IHS Markit Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA are:

  • Fitness, wearables and health devices: Withings, for Move ECG
    • Runner Up: GN Hearing A/S, for ReSound LiNX Quattro™ ITE
  • Mobile accessories: Fashiontekk AB, for Wilma Eco Cases
  • Mobile computing: Acronis International GmbH, for Acronis True Image 2020
    • Runner Up: Afilias Technologies, for DeviceAssure
  • Personal entertainment: Audiogum, for Intelligent Personalization and Bespoke Voice Driven Playlisting
  • Smart home and appliances: Snips, for Snips for Home Appliances
    • Runner Up: Vayyar, for Walabot HOME

The following products earned honorable mentions: Catalyst, for the Catalyst Waterproof case for iPad; Libratone, for TRACK Air+; PopSockets, for PopSockets PopWallet+; and Safera Oy, for Safera Sense.

Judges

The following technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit | Technology judged the awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019:

  • Anna Ahrens, Senior Analyst, Smartphone and Mobile
  • Liliana Alvarez, Senior Analyst, Smart Home and Appliances
  • Paul Gray, Research and Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics and Devices
  • Dinesh Kithany, Lead Industry Analyst, Wireless Power & Power Supply
  • Blake Kozak, Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
  • Ken Park, Research and Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics and Devices
  • Gerrit Schneemann, Senior Analyst, Smartphones

In addition, journalist judge Jaime Rivera, with Pocketnow, participated in the judging.

Upcoming ShowStoppers Event

The next ShowStoppers press event is ShowStoppers @ CES on January 7, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Companies exhibiting at ShowStoppers @ CES can submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for the 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 information, visit http://awards.showstoppers.com/.

About IHS Markit | Technology (https://technology.ihs.com)

IHS Markit | Technology is now a part of Informa Tech, offering hundreds of additional subject matter experts and unique insights across the entire technology landscape. From silicon to subscribers, from emerging technologies to enterprise IT and beyond – IHS Markit | Technology is a trusted advisor and market research provider to businesses and governments. Leaders from some of the world’s largest industries rely on IHS Markit | Technology because of our proven ability to calibrate to the demand of their marketplaces and scale our thinking across virtually any operation or enterprise, from ground-level tactics to high-level strategy.

About ShowStoppers

Now in its 24th 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, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; the official press events at CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CES and CE Week.

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ShowStoppers IFA 2019 to Roll Out Innovations for Home, Work and Play from Global Startups and Industry Leaders to 1,000 Journalists in Berlin

Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:00 AM

BERLIN, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / September 5, 2019 / Startups and industry leaders will introduce new products and services for work, home and play to more than 1,000 journalists from 57 countries tonight at ShowStoppers® @ IFA, the official press event at IFA, the tradeshow in Berlin where consumer tech and home appliances meet innovation.

The twelfth annual edition of ShowStoppers @ IFA takes place Thursday, 5 Sept. 2019, 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.

IFA drives innovation in the consumer electronics and home appliances industries with startups, research laboratories, universities, the world’s leading digital brands for work, home and play, and the companies that design, manufacture and sell the building-block components for future products – from the kitchen to the office, in healthcare, the Internet of Things, automotive and mobile devices and connected services; the smart home, drones, virtual and augmented reality – just in time for retailers and distributors to introduce consumer and business buyers to new products and services for fourth-quarter and holiday sales.

Now in its 25th 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, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; and official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB.

To sign up to meet the press at ShowStoppers press events around the world, contact Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527; or Lauren Merel, +1 908-692-6068, or Jennifer Hall, +44 7923378991.

CONTACT:

Steve Leon, Partner
Work: +1 310 936 8530
Mobile: +1 310 936 8530
sl@showstoppers.com
showstoppers.com

Links
showstoppers.com

Call for exhibitors: Meet the press at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019, the official press event at IFA tradeshow in Berlin

Almost 40 industry leaders, innovators are days away from introducing new mobile products, devices and wireless services

Looking for the hottest startups at CES® 2019?

Looking for the hottest startups at CES® 2019?

Eighth edition of ShowStoppers® LAUNCHIT, Official event for Eureka Park exhibitors, pitches the most-investable ideas, entrepreneurs, companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN, TX., 3 Jan. 2019 — Angel investors and venture capitalists have selected 12 of the hottest companies to take the stage at ShowStoppers® LAUNCHIT, the eighth-annual official “pitch” event for startup companies that exhibit at Eureka Park during CES 2019.

“ShowStoppers LAUNCHIT” is a 2019 CES Press Day Power Session scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay, one day before the CES show floor opens.

Working with the Consumer Technology Association, which produces CES, ShowStoppers LAUNCHIT helps entrepreneurs and startups raise early seed capital by selecting from the more than 1100 young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park, a marketplace within CES where retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and others will find entrepreneurs launching new products, services, apps and ideas.

The 12 finalists include consumer products, Fintech, medical devices, transportation and electronics/instrumentation startups from seven countries:

  • FenSens – San Francisco, CA., USA — The world’s first wireless parking sensor and app. An affordable upgrade for any car. Installs in less than five minutes, no wires, and hands-free app.
  • Loop Earplugs – Antwerp, Belgium — An earplug for music that reduces decibels and looks fantastic. Available in five hot colors, Loop lets wearers avoid tinnitus without looking like a dork.
  • Mitte – Berlin, Germany — The first of its kind smart home water system that turns any water into mineral water.
  • Moasure – Warwick, United Kingdom — Building the future of measuring.
  • Padrone – Zug, Switzerland — A beautiful ring replacing the computer mouse and turning into the ‘mouse’ and ‘keyboard’ for augmented reality for office.
  • Pigzbe – London, United Kingdom – A ˜piggy-wallet™” that teaches children ages 6+ the building blocks of modern money management.
  • QT Medical Inc. – Torrance, CA., USA — Better health care by innovation.
  • Tempdrop – Kfar Saba, Israel — A sleeping temperature sensor, app and web dashboard that allows women to accurately track their cycles without waking up.
  • Waverly Labs – New York, NY, USA — At the convergence of speech translation and wearable technology, developing Pilot, the world’s first smart earpiece language translator.
  • Waycare – Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel — AI-driven mobility solutions for smart cities.
  • WeatherCheck – Louisville, KY., USA — Exclusive premise-specific monitoring for severe weather damage, 24/7/365, with automatic notification and documentation to support insurance claims.
  • Y-Brush – Lyon, France — Automatically deep cleans your teeth the way dentists recommend in just 10 seconds.

This year’s judges are:

  • Nicholas Zaldastani, managing director, Zaldastani Ventures and a Mentor Capitalist leveraging his venture capital and serial entrepreneurial experiences.
  • Marita McGinn, manager of hardware products, Indiegogo, an international crowdfunding platform.
  • Philippe Wieczorek, directeur du groupe Logiciel – Minalogic innovation cluster. Based in Grenoble, France, Minalogic is a global innovation cluster for digital technologies in the Auvergne Rhone-Alps Region that brings together more than 400 members, a vast majority of SMEs (80%), large corporations (15%) and startups; 12 research centers and universities; 15 local government agencies, 16 economic development organizations, banks and private investors.
  • Sharona Justman, a businesswoman known for connecting companies and leaders to align in creating rich opportunities for business. She co-founded STEP Strategy Advisors, an advisory firm focused on technology and consumer products, providing strategic planning and acquisitions advisory to facilitate expanding the growth of companies through market entry expansion planning and execution.

The winning company is invited to demonstrate and meet with more than 1,300 journalists expected to attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that takes place Tuesday, January 8, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

About CES®

CES® is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

About ShowStoppers:

Now in its 25th 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, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; and official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB.

For questions relating to the ShowStoppers LAUNCHIT event, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.

Contacts:

Justin Siraj

Senior Coordinator, Event Communications, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™

+1-703-907-7415

Steve Leon

Partner, ShowStoppers®

+1-310-936-8530

UPCOMING EVENTS

JESA and ShowStoppers sign MOU

JESA and ShowStoppers sign MOU to boost international press attendance, coverage of CEATEC JAPAN tech show.

Here is the Japanese Version

AUSTIN, TX., USA, 12 Dec. 2018 and TOKYO, JAPAN, 13 Dec. 2018 – ShowStoppers® and the Japan Electronics Show Association (JESA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that calls for ShowStoppers and JESA to develop a range of activities that drive international press attendance and coverage of CEATEC JAPAN®, www.ceatec.com, the annual exhibition that organizes the Internet of Things, robotics, AI and other digital technologies to showcase Japan’s vision for growth and the super-smart Society 5.0 of the future.

To begin, JESA will exhibit and meet with journalists that attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that ShowStoppers produces 8 Jan. 2019 in Las Vegas. More than 1,300 journalists from 60 countries are already registered for this event – and over 100 startups and industry leaders are planning to introduce and demo new products and services for work, home and play.

“We look forward to working together with JESA over the next three years to connect more journalists from around the world with CEATEC JAPAN — as we introduce Japanese technology companies to ShowStoppers events around the world, and also develop plans to produce the Official Press Event at CEATEC JAPAN,” said Steve Leon, principal, ShowStoppers.

“We are closely working with ShowStoppers to accelerate the global activities for delivering our message in order to address the new concept of CEATEC JAPAN – the Cyber Physical System/IoT (CPS/IoT) exhibition that shows how to integrate policies, industries and technologies to connect society and drive the future – Fintech, online shopping, cyber security, smart homes and smart factories, autonomous driving, fitness and healthcare, 5G, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data.” said Kiyoshi Shikano, Executive Vice President, JESA.

JESA manages CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) JAPAN, an annual exhibition in October that connects society and co-creates the future at the Japan’s largest CPS/IoT oriented exhibition and conference.

 

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers, http://www.showstoppers.com, produces special events where reporters, editors, columnists and industry analysts discover the future of business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies — for work, home and play. These events are sponsored by hot companies with cool products that seek to meet the press.

ShowStoppers produces the official press events at IFA and NAB; partners with CTA for ShowStoppers LaunchIt, a pitch event for startups during CES; and produces events concurrent with CES, Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Americas and CE Week, among others.

To exhibit at ShowStoppers events, contact Dave Leon, principal and director of sales, dave@showstoppers.com, +1-845-638-3527.

Kohei Torikai (Mr.), Risa Hara (Ms.)

press@ceatec.com

CEATEC JAPAN Management Office

+81-80-9541-0622

Steve Leon

sl@showstoppers.com

Principal, ShowStoppers

+1-310-936-8530

UPCOMING EVENTS

Are you one of the hottest startups at CES 2019?

Seventh edition of ShowStoppers® Launchit is where Eureka Park exhibitors pitch the most-investable ideas, entrepreneurs & companies

Arlington, VA, 19 Nov. 2018 The Consumer Technology Association™ (CTA), ShowStoppers® and the New York Angels today announced they are partnering again to help entrepreneurs and startups raise early seed funding – by producing the seventh-annual official “pitch” event for startup companies that exhibit at Eureka Park during CES 2019, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

“ShowStoppers LaunchIt” is a CES 2019 Media Day Power Session scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay, one day before the CES show floor opens.

Angel investors and venture capitalists will again judge 10 of the hottest companies to take the stage at ShowStoppers® LaunchIt, after selecting finalists from the more than 1,200 young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park, a marketplace within CES where retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and others will find entrepreneurs launching new products, services, apps and ideas.

Companies that exhibit inside Eureka Park are invited to apply to pitch for funding at ShowStoppers LaunchIt: http://launchit.showstoppers.com.

There is no application fee, and there is no fee charged to companies that are selected to pitch.

“We are looking for the best and brightest,” said Brian Cohen, chairman, New York Angels. “We have sourced exciting startups for new investment at ShowStoppers LaunchIt. This seventh edition of the Eureka Park pitch event will, again, highlight these innovative companies to CES attendees and the world.”

The winning company is invited to demonstrate and meet with more than 1,300 journalists expected to attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that takes place Tuesday, January 8, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

About New York Angels:

One of the largest and oldest angel groups, New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit. Supporting members of the network include Gust, the world-wide official fund raising deal management platform for angel investing; Vegas Valley Angels, and Vegas Tech.

About CES:

CES® is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

About ShowStoppers:

Now in its 25th 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, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; the official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA, and NAB.

For questions relating to the ShowStoppers Launchit event,
contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.

Steve Leon

Partner,
ShowStoppers

+1-310-936-8530

Justin Siraj 

Senior Coordinator, Event Communications, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) TM

+1-703-907-7415

UPCOMING EVENTS

ShowStoppers® introduces new, second event – ShowStoppers @ IFA Global Markets

ShowStoppers®  – two official press events of IFA tradeshow in Berlin

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

BERLIN, 10 Sept. 2018 – Breaking records for the tenth consecutive year, 100 industry leaders, innovators and start-up companies introduced new gear, gadgets, apps and devices for work, home and play to journalists attending two ShowStoppers press events in Berlin – ShowStoppers @ IFA, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances; and a new, second press event, ShowStoppers @ IFA Global Markets, Europe’s largest sourcing show for the electronics sector.

Nearly 1,000 journalists from 60 countries attended the two official press events of IFA.

“Literally a line of journalists from all over the world were there to film our product, ensuring global coverage in just a couple of hours. The exposure we got was just insane!” said Julian Jagtenberg, founder, Somnox.

“The ShowStoppers event at IFA enabled Bitdefender to network with an incredible crowd of journalists and influencers from across the globe in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the noise of the IFA show floor. This enables both the media and vendors to take the time to efficiently solidify relationships,” said Damase Tricart, global communications director, Bitdefender.

“Jabra has participated in ShowStoppers for several years. We find it’s a good place to catch up with key journalists that follow us as well as meet new ones to tell our story. It is also great to challenge ourselves for the market innovation awards judged by IHS – and we were very proud to win this year’s award in the Personal Entertainment category for our newest true wireless headphones!” said Claus Fonnesbech, senior director, Global PR & Earned Media, Jabra.

“Das eBlocker Team ist begeistert. Der ShowStoppers Event übertraf alle Erwartungen. Mit 3 Personen am eBlocker Stand präsent führten wir rund um die Uhr (3 Stunden durchgehend) sehr gute Gespräche mit Pressevertretern aus aller Welt (50% Europe, 50% international), rund 70 Einzelgespräche,” said Oliver Kochy, senior managing partner, eBlocker. (“The eBlocker team is excited. The ShowStoppers event exceeded all expectations. With 3 people present at the eBlocker booth, the entire 3 hours of the event were filled with very good conversations with press representatives from all over the world (50% Europe, 50% international) – about 70 one-on-one discussions in all.”)

ShowStoppers @ IFA and ShowStoppers @ IFA Global Markets organize 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.

To join the companies that meet the press at ShowStoppers, contact Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527, or Lauren Merel, +1 212 355 6326.

IFA contact:
Nicole von der Ropp
Press and Public Relations
+49 30 3038 2217
ShowStoppers contact:
Steve Leon
Partner
+1 310-936-8530 

Save these dates

Upcoming ShowStoppers press events are:

  • ShowStoppers @ CES, 8 Jan. 2019 in Las Vegas, NV., USA.
  • ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 2019, 24 February, in Barcelona, Spain
  • ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019 is scheduled for 5 Sept. 2019 in Berlin.

About ShowStoppers®

Now in its 24th year, ShowStoppers, http://www.showstoppers.com, produces special events where reporters, editors, columnists and industry analysts discover the future of business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies — for work, for home, for play. These events are sponsored by hot companies with cool products that seek to meet the press.

About IFA

IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. The 2018 edition of the tradeshow took place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City), 31 August through 5 Sept. 2018.