Commenting on the success of this year’s show Matt Hodgins, Head of Event at Upper Street Events, said:“The Gadget Show Live 2011 has proved to be an incredible event, with visitor numbers exceeding even our own expectations. The addition of GSL Professional has been an overwhelming success providing the ideal environment for the UK trade to get together for a day of networking and business.
“Plans are already well underway for 2012, with a further extension planned for the Game Zone and an increase in capacity for the Super Theatre, as tickets?were completely sold out within just a few weeks. We are also looking at the addition of further zones to support specific genres of tech, making navigation easier for visitors.”
Exhibitors have been delighted with both brand building and ROI at the show - retailer GAME demonstrated their success at The Gadget Show Live 2011, with Neil Ashurst, head of UK PR at GAME, saying:“The Gadget Show Live was a great success for us and was our top performing store of the week, which is a fantastic result."
Caroline Williams, Brand and Events Manager, Sony UK added:“Every year at The Gadget Show Live, Upper Street Events makes the event bigger and better. The new features and content this year have been very well received and footfall figures for the show are incredible!
“Gadget Show Live has provided a great space for Sony to engage with its customers and talk about the latest 3D products as consumers browse and experiment with the best technology on the market which is all on show across the show floor. Again, our sponsorship of the Super Theatre has helped us reach a large group of tech fans and supported our brand outreach,” added Williams.
Clare Coughlan, Brand, PR and Social Media, PSG UK&I Hewlett-Packard Company added:??“Gadget Show Live 2011 was a massive success for HP. It was the perfect platform for us to show our brand new PC line up to both the press and the tech conscious consumer market. We were able to capture first hand customer approval on some of our most important product launches for 2011 including the much coveted HP TouchPad.”
Commenting on their attendance at the event, Nick Perkins, Exhibitions Manager at JVC stated:“In my 15 years of?experience with JVC,?this was the best consumer show I have done personally.?Fantastic organisation, we had a constant flow of enthusiastic visitors?to our stand and JVC has already signed up for The Gadget Show Live 2012.”
Finally, John Cameron, Chief Operating Officer at OrbitSound said:“We were overwhelmed by the response, selling ten times the volume we achieved just two years ago. We are thrilled by the feedback and sales achieved over the six days at the show. Gadget Show Live Professional was also really productive and we’re delighted to have made new Retail contacts both in the UK and across Europe. We’re really looking forward to next year’s event, so much so that we have already booked our place at The Gadget Show LIVE 2012.”
The Gadget Show Live 2012 will take place from 10 to 15 April, with The GSL Professional trade day on 9 April 2012. For further details about The Gadget Show Live 2012 and to book your stand visit? www.gadgetshowlive.net?or call Spencer Hidge on 020 7288 6046.
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Notes to editors ( www.gadgetshowlive.net)
Based on Five’s prime time technology programme, The Gadget Show Live is aimed at an audience of families keen to see, try and buy the latest must have technology. The 2010 event attracted a record 66,114 attendees and 223 exhibitors, and the launch event in 2009 had 30,646 visitors and 154 exhibitors who promoted the latest in computing, photography mobile communications, gaming, home entertainment and in-car technology. The Gadget Show Live 2011 is open to the public from 13 to 17 April 2011 at the NEC Birmingham, with a dedicated trade and press day on 12 April.
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