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Comex 2016: Gadgets Galore At Singapore’s Biggest Tech Show

Highlights include launch of over 12 VR-ready laptop models running on the highly-anticipated Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics cards, the inaugural Singapore E-sports League featuring competitive play in Overwatch, Counter-Strike GO and Dota2 with a $20,000 prize pool, plenty of trade-in and recycling action, plus instant wins for visitors in the $100,000 Lucky Dip.

Singapore, 5 September 2016 – Singapore’s biggest tech show returns for its 23rd edition with a bang! From 8 – 11 September, Comex 2016 will be held at Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre, Level 3 (11am – 9pm) as well as Levels 4 and 6 (12 – 9pm). Organised by Exhibits Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sphere Exhibits, the events and exhibition subsidiary of SPH, Comex 2016 will give consumers the chance to try out the latest tech smarts and nab the hottest bargains in Singapore.

Trade Old Gadgets and Games for Cash Vouchers
The popular gadget trade-in program is back! Consumers can bring down their laptops, TVs (LCD or LED more than 18.5 inch),  monitors (more than 18.5 inch), tablets, smartphones, PCs, game consoles and games to Level 6 (Hall 603/604 for gadgets, Hall 601 for game consoles and games) to exchange for cash vouchers which can be redeemed against their purchases at Comex 2016.

Consumers may also get a quote for their pre-owned non-gaming gadgets at 
www.pcdreams.com.sg/comex in advance, before they head down for the show.

With last-generation consoles nearing the end of life, now is a good time to trade old PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 machines for money to help fund that spanking new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One! Even pre-owned console games will be accepted with some newer titles going for as much as $50. New PlayStation 4 consoles will also be considered, with limited edition versions such as Batman and Metal Gear Solid fetching as much as $300 each.

All participants of the trade-in program will also walk away with a one-year Kaspersky Internet Security subscription (worth USD79.95) as well as selected discount vouchers from Lenovo and Samsung.

HP E-Waste Recycling Program (Level 4, Halls 406, 405 &406)
In addition to the regular trade-in action, HP is also stepping up on its e-waste recycling efforts to create a greener Singapore. 

For the first time at a consumer tech show, HP Singapore will accept all printers (including all-in-ones, inkjets, lasers, plotters, scanners) and print supplies (ink and toner cartridges) regardless of the brand at its recycling booth at the entrance of Hall 401. 

As a token of appreciation for environmental-conscious consumers, HP will be giving out cash vouchers of up to $30 each to consumers who bring in their printers and supplies for recycling. These vouchers can be used for the purchase of HP printers and supplies at Comex 2016. 

HP also hopes to educate and raise awareness on the benefits of recycling through its HP E-Waste Education exhibit at the Tech Showcase area at Halls 405 and 406. 

Eric Ng, Head of Marketing at Exhibits Inc, said: “We are very proud of our continued efforts to reduce e-waste through our trade-in and now recycling programmes with our partners such as PC Dreams, G2H and HP Singapore. These programs incentivise consumers to keep Singapore green while easing their purchase of their next gadgets. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Glorious Gaming at Gamex (Level 6, Hall 605)
From the latest gaming hardware and peripherals to exciting competitive e-sports play, there will be something for everyone at the huge 7000 sq ft Gamex area. 

The highly-anticipated gaming laptops running on the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX-10 series of graphics card will make their grand entrance at Comex 2016 with over 12 models from multiple brands including Aftershock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.  

The GTX 10 series graphics cards can deliver up to three times the performance compared to the previous generation, and it is VR-ready with enhanced cooling smarts. Gamers no longer need to compromise performance for portability with these graphics cards because both laptops and desktops are now running on the same hardware. 

Whether you’re a spectator or participant, the inaugural Singapore E-Sports League (SEL) at Gamex will be the place to be. Don’t miss out on the action at Level 6 where participants will vie to emerge top in the finals of the following games: 
· Counter-strike: Global Offensive (8 September)
· Dota 2 (9 September)
· Overwatch (10 – 11 September)
· Headshot (10 – 11 September)

Organised by Game3.Asia, the SEL will feature a total prize pool of over $20,000 worth of gaming gear including the Asus ROG GL552 gaming laptop, SteelSeries 7G keyboard, SteelSeries Rival300 Mouse and more. Sign up for the action now through 
www.facebook.com/gam3asia.

Tech Showcase (Level 4, Halls 405 & 406)
Experience the latest tech gadgets and innovations from leading brands such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung at the special Tech Showcase area. Check out the new Moto smartphones and smartwatch from Lenovo at this area too.

Every purchase of a new laptop, PC, tablet and smartphone from participating brands – Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI – gets you a free six-months of Seagate Data Recovery and Acronis Data Backup software, to be redeemed at the Tech Showcase booth. 

Everyone Wins At Instant Lucky Dip
Over $100,000 worth of vouchers and prizes are up for grabs at the Instant Lucky Dip. All visitors are eligible for one lucky dip, regardless of whether they made any purchase at Comex. Sign up atwww.comexshow.com.sg/lucky-dip to get a QR code which you can bring along to the show to redeem for your free loot at the Tech Showcase booth.

Prizes up for grabs include the Creative iRoar speakers, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro laptop, discounts of up to $1000 off selected ASUS ROG Notebooks or Desktops and more.


Booth Babes Contest
No IT show will be complete without beautiful show babes showcasing the latest consumer tech and here’s a reason why you should approach them: Snap a selfie with any of the Booth Babes on site and share it on the ComexITShow Facebook page and stand a chance to win $500 in cash.

Free Uber Rides
New Uber users can simply download the Uber App and get their first two rides free, up to $10 per ride, by entering the promo code: COMEX2016. This deal is only valid for new sign ups between 8 – 11 September 2016.


For more information, please visit:
Website: 
http://www.comexshow.com.sg/
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/ComexITShow/


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Eric Ng (Mr) 
Head, Marketing 
Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd

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Email: 
ngcse@sph.com.sg 

Chua Pei Ling (Ms)
Executive, Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
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Email: 
plchua@sph.com.sg 


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.


Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group (EMTM) comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications
. It also includes subsidiaries 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-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

The Chinese Media group (CMG) publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; 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, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, zaobao.sgomy.sg and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.comherworldplus.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 options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

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.


Properties

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.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

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. 


Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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