Gitex Shopper 2012 moves to DWTC

To tap $3.8bn UAE consumer electronics market

With the UAE’s consumer electronics market expected to reach a record $3.8 billion this year, organisers of the region’s largest consumer IT and electronics show, Gitex Shopper, have announced the relocation of the show this year to the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Gitex Shopper will take place slightly earlier in the year, from 29 September – 6 October 2012, and will increase its opening hours to meet visitor demand. The show will be the biggest yet, with 25 per cent increased exhibitor space to accommodate surge in industry demand and more than 25,000 of the latest products and gadgets on the market. Up to 95 per cent of the floor space is already booked by some of the world’s top consumer IT and electronics brands, including industry giants Bose, Dell, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, HTC, Intel, Nintendo, Samsung, Sanford and Seagate.

“Our exhibitors required increased exhibition space, and this move enables us to deliver that,” said Trixee Loh, Senior Vice-President, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organiser of Gitex Shopper. “We have also increased the number of hours that the show is open, in a bid to meet the growing needs of the visitors. We are always looking for ways to increase value for all.”

Gitex Shopper 2012 will take place from 29 September – 6 October 2012. The show is open from 11am – 10pm from Saturday 29 September to Wednesday 3 October; from 11am – 11pm on Thursday 4 October to Saturday 6 October. For the first time ever, the event will open for longer hours on Fridays from 11am.

Tickets are priced at Dh30 per person and are available at the venue and online through Time Out Tickets. Entry is free for children under the age of five.

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