Singapore, 1 September 2015 - COMEX, Singapore’s largest IT, Digital, Mobile and Consumer Electronics Exhibition, will be taking place from Thursday to Sunday, 3 to 6 September, 12pm to 9pm daily at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre. COMEX is organised by Exhibits Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sphere Exhibits. Sphere Exhibits is the events and exhibition subsidiary of SPH. This year marks the 22nd edition of COMEX, and the show offers enhancements, with new highlights and attractions as well as bringing numerous irresistible deals together under one roof for the convenience of shoppers. Trade-In ProgrammeThe successful trade-in programme at IT SHOW which took place in March this year now makes its debut at COMEX, and covers more product categories - laptops, smartphones, tablets, monitors, desktop PCs, GPS* and gaming consoles. Located the entrance of Halls 402 & 403 at Level 4, visitors can trade in their old or faulty gadgets for cash vouchers to help fund the purchase of their dream gadget at the show. At COMEX this year, monitors and desktop PCs in addition to laptops, smartphones and tablets, can also be traded in for cash vouchers. Visitors can also trade in old in-car portable GPS navigation device or GPS sports watch at the entrance of Hall 402 to receive a $50 TomTom voucher. This voucher can be redeemed at Booth 305 at Level 3 for selected TomTom models.To tie in with GAMEX, a new show highlight at COMEX, gamers can now trade their old gaming consoles and handheld portables in exchange for cash vouchers at the entrance of Hall 604 on Level 6.Cash vouchers can be redeemed at COMEX 2015 only and come in denominations of $5 and $10. The vouchers are accepted by most participating brands and exhibitors at COMEX 2015, except mobile and broadband providers, banks, credit card and insurance companies. Please refer http://www.comexshow.com.sg/tradein/ for terms and conditions, list of gaming consoles and handheld portables that are accepted as well as list of participating booths. GAMEXGamers are in for a real treat with the GAMEX pavilion at Hall 605 on Level 6. The “Free-for-All” challenge area boasts more than ten different games and activities and includes popular titles such as DOTA2, Counterstrike GO, Alliance of Valiant Arms, EndGods, NBA2K15, Build your Rig, Street Fighter 5, FIFA 15 and more. Gamers can take up the challenges and earn credits that they can use at the Coloseum Marketplace, where they can redeem for more than 300 prizes. There are game showcases for top-rated flagship game titles from online game publishers such as “Alliance of Valiant Arms”, a new first-person shooter from Garena. Gamers can also get a sneak peek and try out the fifth edition of the ever- popular Street Fighter on Sony Playstation 4 or “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” on Xbox One. The EndGods mobile game that is already ranked as the number 1 strategy game on Google Play will also be showcased. Expect some real deals from major brands including Razer, BenQ, Logitech and Creative at the Colosseum Marketplace. Gamers will be able to find a wide range of gaming computers, professional gaming gear, accessories and IT products on offer. For serious cosplayers and cosplay fans alike, get up close with the award-winning team Cosplay Stage Laboratory from South Korea. Showgoers at COMEX 2015 will meet characters from League of Legends and Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham Knight. You can also build your own customised PC at the Build-Your-Rig (BYR) workshop. Pick up valuable tips on the inner workings of a PC and how to get peak performance out of your PC to meet your personal needs. There is also a competition where the person who can build a PC from scratch in the quickest time will stand to win fantastic prizes. Participants who purchase any gaming PC or computer components from the Colosseum Marketplace can enter a lucky draw and stand to win a gaming computer. The total gaming experience is not complete without treats offered by Monster Energy. Gamers can look forward to energy drinks on the house from Monster Energy. There are also the “Beauty and the Geek” mini challenges at the Monster Energy station. Auction Time, Brand Time, Fashion Time The stage area located at level 4 is another key show highlight of COMEX 2015 that will be the centre of promotional activities reaching out to showgoers. Auction Time will see consumers who qualify with a minimum spend of $100 get a shot at purchasing products from Lenovo, Audio-Technica, ASUS and Sennheiser below their retail prices. To participate, visitors will need to redeem an auction bidding ticket from the Organiser’s Office located at the entrance of Hall 603, Level 6. The Auction will take place at 5.00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there are limited places. Items to be auctioned off include the ASUS UX305LA, Audio-Technica ATH-S300BK Headphones, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Windows, just to name a few.Brand Time was created to pull down the barriers between brands and consumers where visitors can engage with participating exhibitors such as Dell, Audio-Technica, Samsung, Sony and Lenovo to learn more about their latest products and offerings. They also stand to win prizes from the various giveaways and contests held by the participating exhibitors.Fashion Time at COMEX 2015 will showcase the latest gadgets from various brands, including mobile and wearable technology. The five COMEX Booth babes as selected by our Facebook page fans will join other booth babes from Sony, Asus, Acronis, Armaggeddon and Elysium to put on a dazzling display. Fashion Time takes place twice daily at 2.00pm and 6.30pm at the stage area on Level 4.Visitors can also stand a chance to win attractive cash prizes simply by snapping a selfie with any of the Booth Babes at COMEX. Here’s how:1.Take a selfie with Booth Babes at COMEX2. Upload to Facebook and Instagram with hashtag #COMEXbabes3. Three winners will be picked and they stand to win $300 cash each!Tech Showcase
The Tech Showcase is the highly-anticipated section of COMEX 2015 where the latest and most talked-about technology from ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Vivo Mobile etc will be on show for the public to try out. Some highlights include: ● ASUS will showcase their slimmest Ultrabook yet - the ZenBook UX305 and now available with preloaded Windows 10 and the latest Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors! Experience all ASUS’ latest Zen products, including the all-new Zen AiO.● The Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro is thinner, lighter, and better than ever with four different ways for you to do what you want with its watchband-inspired hinge.● Samsung will present their Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Visitors stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+, as well as the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 when they take part in the Gear VR Anshar Wars Challenge, a classic shoot-em-up arcade game that uses the unique motion sensing of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition to play.Attractive deals and prizesVisitors can preview an extensive range of promotional offerings by exhibitors on our Facebook page atwww.fb.com/ComexITShow. They can enjoy exclusive deals at COMEX 2015 by using special coupons published in The Straits Times and The New Paper at the respective participating exhibitors' booths during the four exhibition days.Eight coupons can be found in the 3 and 5 September issue of The Straits Times, and another four coupons can be found in The New Paper published on 4 and 6 September. Some of the promotions include:Xbox Promotion First 300 customers who present the cut-out coupon at Booth G5 - GAMEX will receive $50 worth of shopping vouchers when they purchase a XBox One® Console! Xbox Seagate PromotionFirst 300 customers with cut-out coupon can purchase a 2TB Seagate® Game Drive at $139 (U.P. $199) when they purchase an Xbox console. Redemption at Booth G5 at GAMEX.Acronis Promotion Acronis is giving away one Free 1-year License Card for Acronis True Image Cloud to the first 50 customers with the cut-out coupon daily at Booth #8413. Acronis True Image Cloud is the #1 backup solution, and is the easiest, fastest and most powerful way to backup your PC, Mac and mobile devices. Audio-Technica PromotionFREE* Headphones (worth $188) and Movie Vouchers (worth $20), with any purchase of ATH-M50xDG, limited to first 60 sets with cut-out coupon at Booth 6105.Lucky Draw
The lucky draw at COMEX this year rewards visitors with higher chances of winning up to $12,388 in cash. In previous editions, participants qualify for the Lucky Draw by spending a minimum amount of $100. This year, the chances have been doubled, as participants need only spend or deposit a minimum of $50. Lucky draw coupons are to be redeemed from the Organiser’s office, located at the entrance of Hall 603 at Level 6For more information such as show details, exhibitors’ profiles and great deals offered in COMEX 2015, visit us at www.comexshow.com.sg or like us on Facebook at www.fb.com/ComexITShow.Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions", aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele.
Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among Sphere Exhibits' events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters, Gourmet Japan and Kidz Academy.
Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.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.
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.
The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly.
SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, omy.sg and SPH Razor.
SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.com, herworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.
SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.
SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.
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.
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.
The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.
SPH's online classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarMart and StreetSine.
SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.
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Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region.
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.
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