GITEX Shopper 2013 opens – Focused on delivering the best possible experience
GITEX Shopper 2013, the biggest and most anticipated consumer electronics show in the Middle East was officially opened today by His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Taking place at the ultra central Dubai World Trade Centre, the eight day shopping extravaganza features more than 30,000 cutting-edge gadgets at unmatched prices from top name brands and power retailers.
A record number of visitors attended in the opening hour of the show, with 200,000 more expected to visit the show during the course of the eight days to snap up unbeatable deals. Open for 12 hours every day with a dedicated Metro station just metres from the door of the show, access to GITEX Shopper has never been easier. For drivers, ample parking is also available within easy proximity to the venue.
“Our main focus is making sure we continue to deliver the best possible experience for both visitors and exhibitors. We continue to welcome new brands to the show, launch new features and ensure that everything moves as smoothly as possible – whether it’s getting to and from the event, navigating the busy halls to nab the best possible deals on the latest gadgets, grabbing a bite to eat, or being entertained and engaged by fun acts, competitions and promotions. GITEX Shopper is an eight day extravaganza of buzz, bargains and high energy, all under one roof, and we’re looking forward to an exceptional show this year,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of GITEX Shopper 2013.
Millions of dirhams worth of prizes are up for grabs with promotions; ‘Visit & Win’ raffle prizes, ‘Scratch and win’ competitions, gift vouchers and giveaways. Visitors can get one ‘Visit & Win’ coupon for every ticket paid to win Intel® based tablets and to enter the raffle to win the daily grand prize draw: an Opel Astra GTC every day for eight days.
As the largest consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East, GITEX Shopper 2013 has once again attracted the world’s top class technology brands including Acer, Bose, Blackberry, Dell, Intel and HP, through to Nestle, Nokia, LG, Toshiba, Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital as well as the biggest names in the retail sector including Al Falak, E-City, Emax, Geekay Games, iStyle, Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Max Electronics, Mega Electronics, MK Trading, One Mobile, 050 Telecom, Plugs Ins, Tec Buy and Sharaf DG. In total, over 120 exhibitors will have exciting new product launches and unbeatable offers across the full range of technology, communication and entertainment sectors.
“Under the GITEX Shopper campaign ‘The Biggest GITEX Offer Ever!’, Sharaf DG is giving away a 2014 model BMW316i car with every purchase of 84 inch, 4K Ultra HD TV from Hisense. Be one of the first 20 customers to grab this amazing deal and you will get instant delivery. Millions worth of free gifts, bundles and unmatchable offers across Laptops, Tablets, Mobiles, Cameras, Televisions and more will be up for grabs for those visiting our stand at GITEX Shopper 2013. Shop all you can!” said Nilesh Khalkho, CEO of Sharaf DG, one of the leading retailers in the UAE.
“HP’s innovative products and services are designed to cater to the needs of our customers delivering the productivity and the entertainment they want”, said Mathew Thomas, General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Middle East”. ”We are particularly excited about GITEX Shopper this year where we will be showcasing HP’s latest touch technologies as we deliver on our promise of ‘Innovation for the Next Generation. We look forward to welcoming shoppers and showcasing our new offerings.”
“GITEX Shopper has proved once again to be very popular with consumers. We are seeing healthy traffic on the first day of the event. Given the fact that for most new product launches priority stock allocation is given to our stands at GITEX Shopper, if you want the right product in the right colour, you’ll probably find it at GITEX Shopper,” said Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer, Jacky’s Middle East. “Product offers have also increased this year over previous years due to intense competition between both brands and retailers and this means consumers can expect to get more bang for their buck during this event.”
“Western Digital is the world’s leading storage vendor and we are excited to once again participate in GITEX Shopper, the region’s largest technology focused retail event. We’re demonstrating how premium products such as the WD My Passport Ultra empower consumers to live rich digital lives regardless of whether they are globe trotters or homebodies” said Khalid Wani, Sales Director, Branded Business – Middle East, Africa and India, WD.
GITEX Shopper 2013 is taking place from 5 – 12 October 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The show is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm on all days.
Tickets are priced at AED 30 per person and will be available at the venue and from selected EPPCO, ENOC and Zoom outlets closer to the show. Entry is free for children below the age of five.