LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry leaders, innovators and startups punched the start button on the new year in consumer electronics – launching hundreds of new technology products and services for work, home and play at ShowStoppers®, the press-only showcase event that took place 10 January.
More than 1,500 top journalists, bloggers, columnists and industry analysts attended ShowStoppers @ CES 2012, up nearly 10 percent year over year.
"But it's not just the record turnout," said Steven J. Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "Instead, ShowStoppers delivered the best balance of any press event during CES, giving exhibitors the ability to shake hands with the greatest number of pre-qualified journalists, bloggers, analysts and industry influencers. That helps to generate more news coverage, product reviews and executive interviews – and we are already tracking tons of coverage."
Global news networks and top technology news blogs CNET, CNN and CNN en Espanol, Engadget, Fox News and Fox Business, Slashgear, TechCrunch and The Verge covered ShowStoppers from stages inside the press-only event – along with Larry Magid from CBS Radio, Computer America with Craig Crossman, Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline, and web broadcaster BNETtv.com.
"ShowStoppers is a must for me at CES," said Phil Baker, technology columnist, San Diego Daily Transcript. "It's the best way to cover the best companies. The show is always well organized. I'm able learn what I need quickly in order to write an informed column for my paper."
ShowStoppers also invited journalists to discover IFA, the global tradeshow in Berlin for consumer electronics and home appliances that inspires people and moves markets -- where ShowStoppers produces the official press event each September.
The 10th annual edition of ShowStoppers @ CES launched a disruptive range of new gadgets, gear, gizmos, devices and tools from 130 exhibiting companies. For details, click here: http://www.showstoppers.com/?page_id=5833.
Seven of many highlights included Android and Windows tablets from Dell, E FUN and Lenovo; Toro's smart yard; Cadillac's revolutionary in-vehicle data and entertainment system – CUE; the first public appearance of the Karma electric sedan since Fisker began deliveries in December; and Raytheon and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department used a patrol car to demonstrate laptop computer technologies that enable deputies to investigate crime scenes, chase down suspects and answer calls for help faster.
The next ShowStoppers events are ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress, 26 Feb. 2012 in Barcelona; and ShowStoppers @ CTIA Wireless, 8 May 2012 in New Orleans. ShowStoppers also produces press and business activities at the IFA 2012 Global Press Conference, which takes place in 12-15 Apr. 2012 in the Mediterranean.
Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe, Japan and India. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for hundreds of selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help 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, and the official press event at IFA. ShowStoppers partners with CEATEC JAPAN, the annual technology tradefair that takes place in Tokyo, and is the official US sales partner of Convergence India, the 20th edition of the largest information and communications technology tradeshow in South Asia.