BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of journalists previewed new mobile products for work, home and play at ShowStoppers®, the press-only showcase event that took place last night ahead of the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona, Spain.
Product introductions packed into the ninth-annual edition of ShowStoppers @ MWC included phones and tablet computers with built-in projectors, GPS trackers, super-fast home networking, digital marketplace platforms, mobile phones, infrared visual systems, movie-editing tools, fitness devices, a bracelet that provides emergency safety calls for women, portable fuel cells, a tooth brush that connects to real-time guidance, hearing aids, doorbells and security cameras, wireless headsets and speakerphones, smartphone mounts to shoot movies, eye-tracking for smartphones and virtual reality headsets, and more.
Save the date: The 2017 edition of ShowStoppers @ MWC is scheduled for Sunday, 26 Feb. 2017, 3-6 pm (1500-1800).
Exhibitors raved about last night's 2016 edition:
"We accomplish more in three hours at ShowStoppers Mobile World Congress than we can in a month of PR effort. The international coverage at this event gets the Speedify application included in the most well-read stories coming out of MWC. It is invaluable to be face-to-face with the media that can move our business ahead," said Alex Gizis, chief executive officer and co-founder, Connectify, the maker of Speedify.
"Vizmato has appeal to mobile video fans in many demographics all over the world. ShowStoppers at Mobile World Congress put us in front of those who inform, advise and influence the most prolific mobile users around the globe. We could not have made a better investment in our time at MWC," said Jason Foodman, president of Global Delight, creators of Vizmato.
"Akyumen Technologies had a great first showing at ShowStoppers, speaking with a variety of media outlets including CNET, PC Magazine, CNBC and others, about the company's latest technology for media, education and gaming," said Melissa Prestinario, public relations consultant for Akyumen. "Akyumen is particularly excited about debuting its new Holofone and the Falcon tablet."
"ShowStoppers was a great event for us to showcase our portable fuel cell charger, JAQ, to journalists from all over the world. JAQ is a brand new way of charging – completely independent from wall jacks and no last-minute stress because of low battery level - just insert a card, filled with water and salt, and your phone/tablet is set to go! Instant green energy at its best!" said My Ernevi, marketing manager, myFC.
"ShowStoppers had a great buzz to it with a lot of interesting demonstrations and fellow presenters. The venue was superb, relaxed but at the same time very busy. We engaged with over 70 journalists, signed up about 50 trials, and were able to do our demo dozens of times," said James Tagg, chief innovation officer, Truphone.
Click here for a complete list of exhibiting companies and their new-product news.
The next ShowStoppers press events are:
- ShowStoppers @ NAB, 17 Apr. 2016, Las Vegas — the fifth edition of the official press event for innovations in technology for the broadcast industry – 4K TVs, apps, asset management, cloud services, mobile TV, sound design and mixing, branded entertainment, and more.
- The IFA Global Press Conference, 17-20 Apr. 2016, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China – a ShowStoppers exclusive, as producer of the official press event at IFA and a partner with IFA and Messe-Berlin. A unique opportunity for a select few companies to shake hands with 300 specially-invited business, consumer, consumer electronics, technology and lifestyle journalists from around the world.
- ShowStoppers @ CE Week, 22 June 2016, New York City – the fifth edition of the official press event of CE Week, the annual mid-year event in New York City for the consumer electronics industry.
- ShowStoppers @ IFA, 1 Sept. 2016, Berlin – the ninth edition of the official press event of the tradeshow that defines the future of consumer electronics and home appliances.
To meet the press at these events, contact Dave Leon, partner, sales, ShowStoppers, or call +1 845-638-3527.
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 generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CES and CTIA.