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IT SHOW 2014 GEARS UP TO BE LAUNCH PLATFORM FOR INNOVATIVE TECH PRODUCTS

Singapore, 20 February 2014 - Building on its proven track record of being Singapore’s largest IT & Consumer Electronics Exhibition, IT SHOW 2014 is once again a sold-out event with over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space. The four-day show will be held from 27 February – 2 March 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, from 12 noon to 9pm daily. Admission is free.

The upcoming IT SHOW brings increased momentum to the fast-evolving consumer technology industry and reinforces its position as the largest consumer exhibition for consumer electronics and home appliances.

With over 650 exhibitors, IT SHOW 2014 stays ahead of consumer technology trends and brings together a dynamic and comprehensive line-up of the latest and hottest gadgets from next-generation connected televisions, coolest smart phones, tablets, digital imaging, wireless technology, portable entertainment, HD LED TV, gaming, GPS, home/business networking, audio & home theatre entertainment, lifestyle products, broadband technology, multimedia, security, software, consumer electronics to a plethora of accessories all under one roof.

Mr Melvin Koh, General Manager of Exhibits Inc. Pte Ltd, said: “The IT SHOW has always been at the forefront of the latest innovations, whether they are IT, mobile or consumer electronics. The consistent performance of IT SHOW can be attributed to bringing in the right mix of exhibitors who are well attuned to what the market needs. Consumers today want multiple-function devices to best meet their needs.”

His statement is reflective of the 2014 Accenture Digital Tech Survey which noted that consumers want the latest and most innovative devices, even if they already own a range of consumer electronics.

Helming IT SHOW 2014 are leading international brands such as Asus Global Pte Ltd, Audio Technica (S.E.A) Pte Ltd, Casio Singapore Pte Ltd, EpiCentre Pte Ltd, Epson Singapore Pte Ltd, Fujifilm Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Hewlett Packard Singapore (Sales) Pte Ltd, Lenovo Singapore Pte Ltd, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd, and Toshiba (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Major local brands such as SingTel, StarHub and M1 will also be present at the show.

Mr Koh added: “This year, we expect over 800,000 visitors and a projected $76 million in sales. With exciting offerings and a wide range of hot deals, IT SHOW 2014 has something for everyone.”

IT enthusiasts and bargain hunters can look forward to exclusive IT SHOW offers, great bargains and huge savings. IT SHOW 2014 is the biggest of its kind focusing on technology that is relevant to all.

Visitors can also stand to win over $30,000 worth of CASH and GADGETS over 4 days in the IT SHOW ONLINE LUCKY DRAW (For every $100 paid or deposit placed during the show, Terms & Conditions Apply)

The IT SHOW 2014 is also proud to be a sponsor of the PhotoVivo Singapore International Photography Award (PIPA) 2013. The prize winning entries will be exhibited at the IT SHOW at Marina Bay Sands from 27 February to 2 March 2014

Details of IT SHOW 2014

Date: 27 February – 2 March 2014 (Thursday to Sunday)
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Levels 1 & B2
Operating Hours: 12noon to 9pm daily
Website: www.itshow.com.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComexITShow

PhotoVivo Singapore International Photography Award (PIPA) 2013 Exhibition and Prize Presentation Ceremony

PhotoVivo and Photogenie @ Booth B201 presents a World Class Photo Exhibition alongside free photo club membership and lucky draws. Stand to win a Nikon S1 Mirrorless camera and various prizes as well. Join PhotoVivo membership for free and get involved in various photography activities and courses.

Photogenie will also launch irresistible photobook packages only at the IT SHOW 2014.

Event: PIPA 2013 Prize Presentation Ceremony
Date: 27 February 2014
Venue: IT SHOW 2014, Booth B201
Time: 7.00pm – 8.25pm


7.00pm Arrival of Guests (Embassy officials and local photographers)

7.30pm Arrival of Guest of Honour Mr. Kwek Leng Joo, Deputy Chairman, City Developments Limited

7.45pm Speech by Guest of Honour

7.50pm Presentation of awards to winners by Guest of Honour

8.15pm Presentation of token of appreciation to sponsors by Mr. Lim Geok Khoon, MD of KHL Printing Ltd

8.20pm Presentation of token of appreciation to Guest of Honour by Steven PC Yee, CEO of PhotoVivo

8.25pm Group Photo of embassy representatives with Guest of Honour
Group Photo of local winners with Guest of Honour
Viewing of exhibits



Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Melvin Koh (Mr)
General Manager
Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd
DID: 6747 4620
Email: melvinkoh@exhibitsinc.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: derorw@sph.com.sg

About Exhibits Inc

Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), is the leading organiser in Singapore and the producer of Singapore's largest consumer exhibitions namely: IT SHOW, COMEX, Food and Beverage Fair and World Food Fair

With a proven track record of over 17 years, Exhibits Inc has an extensive expertise and experience in developing, planning and executing consumer exhibitions every year, involving more than 1000 exhibitors, more than 1 million visitors including journalists locally and abroad. Backed by SPH's comprehensive range of advertising and media assets, Exhibits Inc is poised to become the key player in the MICE industry with significant presence in the consumer sector. 

Apart from its competence in running consumer events, Exhibits Inc offers exhibitors an excellent range of quality services, ensuring the best possible support before, during and after the show. 

Exhibits Inc strives to "Be Recognised as Asia's Leading Producer of Events" while conducting its business in a socially responsible manner. It aims to return a maximum benefit to its shareholders and clients. Exhibits Inc is committed to grow the exhibition industry, opening up new fields and new potential for growth in just about every industry. 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products, including online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications, enjoy over 400 million page views with 20 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg