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80 companies, innovators and startups intro new gear, gadgets to nearly 1,000 journalists from around the world at ShowStoppers, official press event of IFA tradeshow in Berlin

BERLIN, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Breaking records for the ninth consecutive year, 80 industry leaders, innovators and start-up companies introduced new gear, gadgets, apps and devices for work, home and play to journalists attending ShowStoppers @ IFA 2016, the ninth-annual edition of the Official Press Event of IFA, the world's leading tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances.

Nearly 1,000 journalists from more than 50 countries attended the landmark press event – approximately 200 more than the 2015 edition.

The 80 exhibitors represent a 12 percent year-over-year increase from ShowStoppers @ IFA 2015.

"ShowStoppers is a must attend event for consumer brands," said John Carter, head of Communications at Canary, maker of an all-in-one home security system. "Whether you're in the lead or looking to break out, it is a tremendous opportunity to meet new reporters and influencers, re-engage old friends, and showcase what's new to some of the most plugged in, top tier reporters across the world."

"Showstoppers was an incredible experience for us at SAM Labs. We made highly reputable contacts and won the Markit Innovation award for Interactive Ecosystems," said Adriana Goldenberg, press and social media, SAM Labs, maker of educational technology kits to learn coding, engineering, and DIY.

"Three hours of inspiring conversations, lots of visitors and even more talks regarding Home Intelligence, Smart Home education and new FIBARO releases. We definitely will join the next year event," said Jacek Dziura, marketing manager at FIBARO Global, which introduced The Button, a wireless device that combines a simple design with power and functionality to control home automation systems with a simple click.

"Showstoppers was an amazing experience as we got to share the magic of the Slate 2 with top journalists," said Lydie Roure and Maeva Revellin, marketing and communications for iSkn, a French startup that introduced the Slate 2 – a drawing pad that revolutionizes digital art.

"ShowStoppers was a great success for udoq," said Marcus Kuchler, founder of udoq, which introduced the first worldwide patented universal docking station for mobile devices of any brand or generation -- all smartphones, tablets, eReaders and music players. "Through the event we got into contact with so many journalists and we really appreciate the great feedback we got for our innovative universal docking station. We are looking forward to be mentioned in several reviews and articles."

"We introduced the world's first 4-in-1 Type-C external storage device -- just at ShowStoppers -- along with the PhotoFast ONE App," said Warren Wang, chief executive officer of PhotoFast, maker of smart accessories, gadgets and consumer electronics. "We all know the importance of our photos and memories and we can foresee a future where not only iOS/MacOS, but also other systems will adopt the Type C interface."

ShowStoppers @ IFA organizes news and new products for journalists working on deadline to discover the latest smartphones, tablets, gadgets and gear, smart devices powered by Internet-connected apps, laptops, cameras, headphones, software, audio components, connected cars, and more – just in time for the all-important fourth quarter, holiday sales and gift-giving season.

Coming up

The next ShowStoppers press events are:

  • ShowStoppers @ CES 2017, 5 January in Las Vegas
  • ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 2016, 26 February in Barcelona.

ShowStoppers @ IFA 2017 is scheduled for 31 Aug. 2017 in Berlin.

To join the companies that meet the press at ShowStoppers, contact Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527, or Lauren Merel, +1 212 355 6326.

About IFA

IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. The 2016 edition of the tradeshow took place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City), 1 to 6 Sept. 2016.

About ShowStoppers®

Now in its 23rd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for 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 and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at IFA and NAB; and partners with CES and CE Week.

IFA contact:
Nicole von der Ropp
Press and Public Relations
+49 30 3038 2217

ShowStoppers contact:
Steve Leon
+1 512 288 0950

SOURCE ShowStoppers