Tech-savvy shoppers are gearing up for an eight-day extravaganza of buzz, bargains and high energy when the main Gitex Shopper 2013 opens doors from
The event provides an additional platform for retailers to showcase the very latest in consumer electronics, especially as the rate of technology adoption among residents in the Gulf region is exceptionally high and consumers expect to keep abreast of the latest trends.
"Gitex Shopper is the biggest and most anticipated consumer electronics show in the
"We continue to welcome new brands to the show, launch new features and ensure that everything moves as smoothly as possible - whether it's getting to and from the event, navigating the busy halls to nab the best possible deals on the latest gadgets, grabbing a bite to eat, or being entertained and engaged by fun acts, competitions and promotions," he said.
The Shopper is the perfect place to find the latest technology products at the best possible prices, and "our exhibitors are planning hundreds of deals, new product launches and prizes that beat anything else available on the market," he said.
Gitex is a venue primarily built for new technology and new line-ups. Inevitably, there will be few clearance deals. Gitex has become a pillar of the
Ashish Panjabi, COO at Jacky's Group of companies said that the October edition of Gitex Shopper is not for end of life deals. This is primarily a launch pad for new products and we intend to focus on this only.
Millions of dirhams worth of prizes will be up for grabs with promotions; Â€˜Visit & Win' raffle prizes, Â€˜Scratch and win' competitions, gift vouchers and giveaways. Visitors can get one Â€˜Visit & Win' coupon for every ticket paid to win
"We live in a connected, digital world, with mobile devices playing an increasingly indispensable role in our lives. Smartphones and tablets continue to be the primary attraction for consumers and hence the primary revenue driver for the industry, followed by laptops and desktops," Chandavarkar said.
According to the latest industry reports (Gfk TEMAX), the strong demand for mobile devices is followed by storage devices, high-tech TV sets like 3D, LCD, LED and Ultra HD. Cameras, fitness and health gadgets, gaming, and sound technology are also in high demand.
Smartphones of course though are what grab headlines and retailers expect this to be the case this year as there will be major product launches happening in this category from various brands. Tablets will also continue to perform well as more people start to use them in their everyday lives. Those who bought an entry-level original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, tablet last year may be looking to upgrade to a branded tablet this year.
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