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GITEX SHOPPER 2007 Surges Ahead with an Extraordinary Shopping Experience!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

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United Arab Emirates, 3rd September 2007- GITEX Shopper returns from 6-12 September with a stunning line-up of cutting-edge technology and spectacular offers. The 17 th edition of the exhibition at the Airport Expo Dubai will offer an outstanding combination of value and innovation to meet the Gulf’s increasing appetite for electronic consumer goods.

Reflecting the UAE’S continuing economic growth and the global strength of the consumer electronics industry, GITEX Shopper 2007 will be considerably bigger and will be supported for the second consecutive year by Gold Sponsor, HP.

GITEX Shopper 2007 will take place across 26,000 square metres of the Airport Expo, an 18% increase in space from last year. The Show will feature over 170 exhibitors and more than 20,000 products are expected to be represented at the show.

This year will see many new exhibitors such as Microsoft, Toshiba, National Stores, Axiom, Emax, Bhatia Brothers, Al Kamda and Lulu Centre along with retail giants like Aptec Mobiles, RadioShack, Jumbo Electronics, Jacky’s Electronics, Plug-Ins, Sharaf DG, Kite Trading, Emirates Computers, CompuMe, Cellucom, Oasis Enterprises, Cosmos and Grand Stores.

To make their mark at their debut participation in GITEX Shopper, Microsoft will launch the Xbox 360 Elite this year at the Show. They will also have a visitor lounge with gaming consoles where visitors can participate in interactive entertainment.

“This year the region’s continuing economic growth combined with the development of the consumer electronic industry have set the scene for a truly exceptional GITEX Shopper,” said DWTC Director General, Helal Saeed Al Marri.

The enlarged show will feature bundled offers, competitions and fun interactive events giving visitors the chance to win exciting prizes.

Promotions bringing an extra buzz to the show include the high-value GITEX Shopper 2007 Mega Draw. This gives visitors the chance to win prizes including home theatres, PCs, laptops, cameras, mobile phones and a Peugeot 207 1.6 litre Coupe Cabriolet.

In a Scratch & Win promotion by Network International, visitors can also win stunning on-the-spot prizes including colour printers or a selection of high-value items including airline tickets to London, Paris, Hong Kong, Cairo, Colombo and Istanbul chosen by spinning a wheel.

The excitement continues with a karaoke contest with chances to take away exciting prizes and gifts. Visitors with a talent for dancing can also win instant prizes at the JVC Car Audio Promotion. A dedicated dance floor provides the stage for visitors to practise their moves while discovering JVC’s range of car audio equipment.

This year, to further enhance the visitor experience, shoppers can buy their tickets on-line through Time Out Tickets or through selected retail outlets from now until the end of the show. Also, in light of offering customers ultimate convenience and in the aim to provide the shopper with more time to shop, free shuttle buses will run to and from Lulu Centre Karama, Qusais and Deira branches and Al Falah Plaza Sharjah to Airport Expo Dubai. Additional free car parking will be available adjacent to the Shaikh Hamdan Mosque opposite Gulf Indian School with free shuttle bus service to the venue.

GITEX Shopper 2007 will cover a comprehensive range of consumer electronic goods: laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and a host of other products. This year the show is also introducing the new category of “Leisure and Lifestyle Electronics” to reflect the extension of consumer electronics into new aspects of modern life.

The Show will be open from 6 – 12 September from 11am – 10pm. On Friday, the Show will be open from 3pm – 10pm.

Tickets are available from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com/Tel: 800 4669) at a promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry right until the end of the show. Tickets will also be sold at the venue at AED 25 per person, per entry.


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted over 130,000 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK which is made up of the following components:
GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GITEX Technology Week Global Conference

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

Outstanding offers and competitions to enhance GITEX Shopper 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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The Gulf’s top consumer electronics event to showcase many promotional offers and competitions ensuring an extraordinary shopping experience

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, the Gulf’s leading retail consumer electronics platform, is set for an atmosphere of unprecedented energy and excitement with an extended range of stunning offers and competitions. Prizes to be won include home theatres, PCs, X-boxes, airline tickets and even a Peugeot 207.

The region’s dominant consumer technology platform will be held from 6-12 September over 25,000 square metres of stands at Airport Expo Dubai. The show will feature entertaining promotions across its broad offer of products: laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and digital mobility devices.

“GITEX Shopper has always been synonymous with exciting offers. This edition will feature even more spectacular promotions. Visitors will find great savings and an extremely enjoyable visitor experience,� said Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Director General, Helal Saeed Al Marri.

Many buyers from all over the region are expected at this high-energy event. Over 200 vendors, distributors and resellers will compete to offer the latest launches and the most spectacular offers including prizes, raffles, competitions and interactive features which guarantee visitors a truly enjoyable experience.

Among the promotions that will be bringing an extra buzz to the show is the high-value GITEX Shopper 2007 Mega Draw. Visitors who spend over AED 200 have the chance to win prizes including home theatres, PCs, laptops, cameras, mobile phones and a Peugeot 207 1.6 litre Coupe Cabriolet.

Another 50,000 will also be given to visitors who pay using a Visa or MasterCard at outlets with swiping equipment from Network International, the region’s leading card solutions provider. Visitors can win stunning on-the-spot prizes including colour printers or a selection of high-value items including airline tickets, chosen by spinning a wheel.

Lamcy Plaza shopping mall will also be offering customers a GITEX Shopper 2007 Scratch & Win promotion. 15,000 cards will be handed out between 4pm and 10pm on 31st August and 1st September. Winners will have the chance to win free tickets to GITEX Shopper, mobile phones, MP3 players or digicams.

The excitement at GITEX Shopper 2007 continues with a karaoke contest from Emax and Mediacom. Visitors prepared to test out their vocal cords get a chance to take away exciting prizes and gifts.

And visitors with a talent for dancing can enjoy the opportunity of winning instant prizes at the JVC Car Audio Promotion. A dedicated dance floor provides the stage for visitors to practise their moves while discovering JVC’s range of car audio equipment.

SanDisk, a pioneering company in flash memory products, will also be providing GITEX Shopper 2007’s visitors with special souvenirs of the exhibition. As well as giving away free photo-frames and photos of visitors with a Ducati bike, SanDisk’s Ducati team will be distributing a wide range of gifts.

Additional attractive offers are expected to be announced in the lead-up to the show. Featured products are expected to include a leading games console and even a boat.

GITEX Shopper 2007 is the place to be with several exciting promotions providing visitors the chance to win many valuable prizes. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary shopping experience!

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com/Tel: 800 4669) at a promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry. Tickets will also be sold at the venue at AED 25 per person, per entry. For more information visit www.shopper.gitex.com

About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted over 130,000 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK which is made up of the following components:
• GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
• GULFCOMMS – The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
• Consumer Electronics – The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
• GITEX Technology Week Global Conference

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

Flat-screen Technology to Dominate GITEX SHOPPER 2007

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

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Bumper edition of technology expo led by laptops and flat-screen TVs to reflect changing profile of electronic goods consumers

United Arab Emirates, 12th August 2007- The 17th edition of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Expo 2007, the Middle East’s leading consumer electronics show, will offer an unrivalled selection of the latest laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and digital mobility devices, says Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) the organiser of the event.

The region’s dominant consumer platform will be held from 6-12 September at the Airport Expo Dubai.

GITEX Shopper is already the year’s most essential event in consumer electronics and the sector’s broadening appeal among consumers, especially the young, will make this edition even more memorable, said DWTC Director General Helal Saeed Al Marri.

The two leading trends forecast for GITEX Shopper 2007 reflect the broadening market for electronic goods – the accelerating switch from PCs to laptops and the snowballing demand for flat-screen televisions.

GITEX Shopper 2007 will reflect the changing face of consumer electronics. Enthusiasm about these products is no longer restricted to techy people. They are now an integral part of any sophisticated lifestyle,â€? said Pankaj Nadkarni, GITEX Shopper 2007′s Project Manager.

In 2007, the UAE’s laptop market is forecast to grow in value by 35%. Among the companies showcasing laptops at GITEX Shopper 2007 is HP’s Personal Systems Group, who recently unveiled a new range of Compaq notebooks in the UAE.

Serdar Urcar, General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP Middle East, said: “GITEX Shopper is an extremely important event for HP. It provides HP with a significant hands-on opportunity to showcase our new products and provide our customers with exceptional promotions to meet and upgrade their technology needs.

The second category of products guaranteed to generate a major buzz are LCD flat-screen televisions.

Cosmos, part of the ITL Group, will be presenting ground-breaking Sharp Aquos LCD televisions at GITEX Shopper 2007. It was recently announced that the Aquos range, now represented by 8th-generation models, is to include the first ever 108-inch LCD TV.

LCD technology is a change that has developed the home entertainment market and holds the promise of superior and hard-to-match TV-watching experience, said Dr Ram Buxani, Group Executive Vice Chairman, Cosmos-ITL Group.

The third most significant product in the region’s growing consumer electronics market is the mobile phone. Cell phones continue to show rapid growth worldwide of 22.5% last year while the UAE’s love for mobiles is reflected in an exceptional growth of 135%.

Strong demand for digital cameras with shipments to the UAE up 31% in 2006 according to international market analysts IDC will also add to the energy of GITEX Shopper 2007. But exciting launches are expected across the full range of consumer items.

We expect the latest generation of laptops, printers, mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players and LCD and plasma TVs to be launched during GITEX Shopper 2007, said Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer of Jacky’s Electronics LLC.

Consumer electronics has moved from being mainly about computers to covering a whole range of devices that people use daily, said the show’s Project Manager Pankaj Nadkarni.

GITEX Shopper is held at Airport Expo Dubai from 6 – 12 September. Timing: 6 September 11am – 10pm; 7 September 3pm – 10pm; 8 – 12 September 11am – 10pm

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com or 800 4669) at a special promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry. Tickets will also be sold at the venue – Airport Expo Dubai at AED 25 per person, per entry


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted over 130,000 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK which is made up of the following components:
GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS – The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GITEX Technology Week Global Conference

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

Booming Electronics Sector Sets Scene for Milestone GITEX SHOPPER 2007

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007


The growth of the consumer electronics market guarantees a memorable edition of the Gulf’s leading technology platform

United Arab Emirates, 1st August 2007- This September, GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 is forecast to be a landmark edition with demand running at record levels across much of its broad offer of products: laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and digital mobility devices.

The region’s dominant consumer technology platform will be held from 6-12 September over 25,000 square metres of the Airport Expo Dubai.

More than 130,000 buyers are expected at this high-energy event, where approximately 200 vendors, distributors and resellers will compete to offer the latest launches, spectacular deals and exciting promotions in the show’s distinctive action-packed atmosphere of prizes, raffles, competitions and easy payment facilities.

The continuing growth of the consumer electronics market will enhance GITEX Shopper 2007. After last year’s record-breaking show we are again delighted to be bringing so many great offers and new products to such enthusiastic and knowledgeable consumers, said Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Director General, Helal Saeed Al Marri.

The Consumer Electronics Agency (CEA) identified the single largest contributor to the consumer electronics sector as display technologies. It estimated that the display category will reach shipment totals for 2007 of $26 billion. Over 30 million digital televisions are expected to shipped as consumers embrace digital technologies.

Both globally and in the UAE flat-panel LCD TVs are expected to be among the main performers in this category.

Just as striking is the UAE’s recent surge in demand for notebooks. Last year the UAE had a 65% increase in shipments while the entire Gulf region saw a 61% rise to 1.25 million units. This year UAE retailers expect the market to grow a further 35% in value.

There has also been dramatic growth in the market for digital cameras. In 2006, the international market analysts IDC reported that volumes increased by over 31 percent to 400,000 devices. There has been an associated trend towards higher resolutions, with 6MP replacing 5MP.

The vigour of the UAE’s mobile phone market will also be reflected in GITEX Shopper 2007’s extensive range of offers and launches. Research by IDC has characterised the UAE as among the most vibrant markets in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Last year, this market’s overall expansion was by 22.5% to over one billion phones. But IDC found the UAE has several unique characteristics such as a short replacement cycle, multiple-mobile ownership and an exceptional service penetration of 135%.

Portability and convergence remain industry watchwords. The CEA has estimated a 12% increase in spending in portable communications to over $20billion. The smartphone typifies the desire for converged wireless capabilities such as e-mail and internet browsing as well as audio and visual entertainment.

Strong demand across so many products is set to bring extra dynamism to GITEX Shopper 2007. As in previous years, vendors will be offering bundled products that enable buyers to simultaneously upgrade a range of electronic goods.

For instance, Ashley LLC, a Dubai-based distributor, will be distributing a booklet at the show featuring bundles of products uniting different brands.

As the main focus is laptops, mobile phones and cameras we want to show our products like networking, MP3 players, bags, headsets, graphic cards and PC accessories,â€? said Marc de Beunje, Ashley LLC’s Business Development Manager.

Pankaj Nadkarni, GITEX Shopper 2007’s Project Manager also expects bundled products to reflect vitality across the consumer electronics sector.

ITEX Shopper 2007 will feature numerous launches and a wealth of competitive products across the board. We expect many buyers to take advantage of bundled offers to bring their electronic devices simultaneously up to date, he said.

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com or 800 4669) at a special promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry. Tickets will also be sold at the venue – Airport Expo Dubai at AED 25 per person, per entry

About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted over 130,000 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted the participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX Technology Week which is made up of the following components:
GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GITEX Technology Week Global Conference in strategic partnership with Dubai Internet City

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.


For more information, please contact:

Tamra C2 Sherine Retna
Khalil Majdalawi Assistant Marketing Manager
Account Manager PR Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: +97142951177 Tel: +9714 308 6085 Fax: +9714 318 8607
Email: Khalil@tamra-c2.com Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

Connect, Watch, Listen, Talk, Live and Play at GITEX Shopper 2007!

Monday, July 9th, 2007

In the fast-paced, rapidly changing world of technology, keeping up with innovations and choosing what best suits your need, is a difficult task. Unless of course, you have the good fortune to be in Dubai between the 6th and 12th of September 2007, for GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, the single largest retail event for technology in the region. The show has added a whole new section of Lifestyle & Leisure Electronics to the already popular IT, CE, Gaming & Entertainment, Digital Mobility and Office Automation. With this significant change in the usual line-up this year GITEX Shopper opens on 6 September, with an impressive 20% increase in the number of exhibitors.

Visitors can take advantage of this one-stop, expansive showcase of what’s new in the world of latest IT, consumer electronics and digital convergence, all under one roof at the Airport Expo Dubai. The event will offer bargains, special promotions, raffles and prizes.

This year will see many new exhibitors such as Ashley LLC, Axiom, Emax, Bhatia Brothers and Empost who will share the exhibition floor with existing retail giants like Aptec Mobiles, RadioShack, Jumbo Electronics, Jacky’s Electronics, Plug-Ins, Sharaf DG, Kite Trading, Emirates Computers, CompuMe, Cellucom, Oasis Enterprises, Cosmos and Grand Stores to name a few.

Talking about the benefits of exhibiting at a popular and well organised event such as GITEX Shopper, Mr Neelesh Bhatnagar, Managing Director Emax, a company that is participating for the first time this year, said: Emax is proud to be associated with GITEX Shopper for the first time this year. Participating in GITEX Shopper 2007 will provide us an opportunity to showcase our retail offerings to a wider audience. We are eagerly looking forward to this year’s event and plan to have several exciting offers.

Commenting on organising GITEX Shopper 2007, Mr. Pankaj Nadkarni, Project Manager for the show from the organizers, Dubai World Trade Centre said: We are delighted to see the excellent response from all the major vendors, distributors as well resellers this year. The impressive increase in the number of exhibitors stands testimonial to the growing popularity of this large retail forum, with business houses from across the region taking part. This year we are gearing up for a larger number of visitors as well and we are making every effort to ensure an enhanced visitor experience.

Whether you are an IT professional, trade buyer or a tech-savvy enthusiast – this is one event not to be missed.


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo

Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted a total of 132,327 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX Technology Week which is made up of the following components:

GITEX Business Solutions The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
GULFCOMMS The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Consumer Electronics The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South AsiaGITEX Technology Week Global Conference in strategic partnership with Dubai Internet City

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

An Event to Explode your Techno Senses

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

GITEX Shopper 2007 – all set to redefine the IT, Digital Convergence and Consumer Electronics shopping experience

Get connected! Tune in! Log on! If technology matters to you, ensure that you do whatever it takes to be a part of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, the single largest retail event for IT consumer electronics and digital convergence in the region! This mega-event in its 17th edition will be held at Airport Expo Dubai from 6 – 12 September 2007, and is expected to attract over 135,000 potential consumers from across the Middle East. Visitors will range from IT professionals to end users, tech-savvy enthusiasts to trade buyers as well as students and discerning bargain-hunters.

One of the biggest draws during this year’s event promises to be the newly added “Leisure and Lifestyle Electronics� section. Automotive enhancements, cameras and lenses, clocks and watches, digital receivers, games, global positioning systems and a host of lifestyle electronics and gadgets will add a new dimension to the event, attracting a younger, trendier and more lucrative audience than before.

“GITEX Shopper has always been an event that has moved with the times. With the rapid ongoing expansion that Dubai is enjoying, the standard of living being offered to its residents has significantly improved. Lifestyle electronics is a sign of the times, and it makes perfect sense to accommodate this new segment in this year’s event�, said Mr Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre.

This year’s show will utilise all three halls at the Airport Expo Dubai and the timing will be extended by an hour on all the days of the show. In addition to the new section, gaming and entertainment, consumer electronics, information technology, digital mobility and office automation will be featured again.

GITEX Shopper 2007 will attract many trade visitors who can take the exhibitor’s business to a whole new level. Fayez Hakim, the Retail Manager of Emirates Computers commented on this fact when he said “We have been exhibiting here for a few years now, and the sales have exceeded expectations each time. The target audience is focussed, the facilities are ideal and the results are showing. We recorded a 15% increase in sales in 2006 compared to the previous year.�

Saleemuddin Khan, General Manager, RadioShack (Global Link Communications LLC) said “Participation at the GITEX Shopper 2006 was an opportunity not only to generate revenue but also further strengthen awareness within UAE and the region. It was a good platform for retailers to recognise their brand exposure in a multi national and multi cultural atmosphere. We experienced a substantial higher turnover during the Show�.

Make sure you are a part of this extraordinary shopping phenomenon. Join the week long fun and extravaganza of deals, launches, offers, promotions, competitions, contests and sales that will take your business to a whole new level!

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 – The single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East – will run from 6 – 12 September 2007 at Airport Expo Dubai. It is held in association with GITEX Technology Week which is made up of three major trade shows: GITEX Business Solutions, GULFCOMMS and Consumer Electronics – taking place from 8 – 12 September 2007 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).

About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo

Website: www.dwtc.com

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted a total of 132,327 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX Technology Week which is made up of the following components:

* GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
* GULFCOMMS – The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
* Consumer Electronics – The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
* GITEX Technology Week Global Conference – in strategic partnership with Dubai Internet City

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, please contact:

Joumana Tannous, Danielle Hosri,, Khalil Majdalawi Sherine Retna
Tamra C2 Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel : +971 4294 1177 Tel: +971 4 308 6085
Fax : +971 4295 1188 Fax: +971 4 318 8607

Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com
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Khalil@tamra-c2.com
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