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GITEX Shopper 2017 to Offer Big Discounts on Electronics and IT

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This September marks the return of GITEX Shopper, the much-anticipated electronics show offering consumers unbeatable offers on the latest product launches from the region’s largest power retailers and brands. GITEX Shopper 2017 takes place from the 23rd – 30th September 2017, and this year is held at a new location, Za’abeel Halls 3-6 in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The eight-day sales extravaganza, which has been part of the consumer tech growth in the region for nearly 30 years, has contributed to millions of dollars in sales for the world’s top brands and the region’s power retailers. The UAE consumer electronics market alone is now worth US$ 11.3 billion, according to Euromonitor International. A key driver of this growth is consumer connectivity, a constant in today’s world. Mobile phone companies shipped more than 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2017. Meanwhile wearable tech and increasingly accessible VR hardware continues to broaden the category.

“GITEX Shopper is without a doubt a highlight of the year for the region. It’s an excellent opportunity to purchase the latest must-have consumer electronics at unbeatable prices. With flash sales, all the UAE’s major retailers under one roof and prizes to be won, the show really is a bargain-hunter’s dream,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). “This year, GITEX Shopper will be held at a new location in DWTC at the Za’abeel Halls – the new venue will offer maximum flexibility to accommodate a wide selection of the top tech products from brands and retailers.”

The widest range of smartphones, TVs, laptops, wearable tech, smart watches, cameras and gaming consoles among many others, will be showcased under one roof. Giving consumers the ability to comparison shop on site truly allows for savvy shoppers to get the biggest bang for their buck. GITEX Shopper will also run competitions and prizes, with millions of dirhams up for grabs.

More than 35,000 products will be on offer at the show this year, with the world’s top tech brands showcasing the latest products, including Samsung, HP, Nikon, and more. Commenting on Samsung’s participation, Purushotham, Head of Marketing (Smartphones & Tablets), IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said: “At this year’s GITEX Shopper, we will be showcasing some of Samsung’s most innovative products including our newest and long awaited flagship device. We’ll also have the latest S8 and S8+ smartphones, Gear S3, Gear VR, Gear 360 and other accessories, our revolutionary QLED TV, as well as a collection of Samsung’s home appliances. Visiting the Samsung stand will be exciting, engaging and experiential – there’s truly something for everyone!”

Photography has never been more popular or accessible for consumers of all ages, and GITEX Shopper provides the perfect platform for visitors to find the widest range of options. The world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology, Nikon, is showcasing a range of diverse cameras and lenses with exciting offers at the show through its authorised retailers. Narendra Menon, Managing Director, Nikon Middle East FZE, said: “We are delighted to present a range of diverse cameras and lenses to our customers, through our authorised retailers at GITEX Shopper. There will be a variety of models to choose from depending on whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned professional. This season, we are also looking forward to having some exciting offers on the Nikon D7500, our newest DX-format DSLR, that combines the performance of class-leading DSLR photography with outstanding agility and operability.”

Synonymous with GITEX Shopper are the region’s power retailers who bring consumer electronics to the Middle East all year round, and consider the show to be a cornerstone of their annual retail offering. These include Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Group, Max Electronics and Sharaf DG, each bringing their own special deals and customer-focused promotions.

With a wide selection of offers and giveaways set to surprise and delight consumers, Nadeem Khanzadah, Head, Head of OmniChannel Retail, Jumbo Group, said: “GITEX Shopper is the most prominent consumer electronics retail shopper event in the region, and Jumbo is pleased to have been a key retailer at the event since its inception over 25 years ago. A lot of effort and investment goes into providing the best deals and bargains at the show which is highly anticipated by our loyal customers, and we’ll be delivering the best-bundled offers, discounts, raffles, and premium giveaways like no other retailer at the event.”

Jacky’s Electronics will also be making sure that customers get the best deals on the latest and top-selling products. Mahesh Chotrani, AVP, Jacky’s Electronics, said: “Jacky’s has been a household name in the region for almost 30 years.  We’re a part of our customers’ lives, whether in their hands, at their work, or in their homes because we cover the whole spectrum of consumer electronics and home appliances.  We’ve got a lineup of spectacular fun and excitement at GITEX Shopper, and expect new products such as the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Lenovo Legion Series and Dell XPS Series to be hot sellers.”

GITEX Shopper 2017 will take place from 23-30 September and will open from 11:00am – 11:00pm every day. This year, tickets for GITEX Shopper will be priced at AED 30 for the weekdays and AED 35 for the weekend. Entry is free for children below the age of five.

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Meta Connect 2022 Date Announced

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Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and Founder of Meta announced on his Facebook account the official October 11 event date for Meta Connect 2022. In the same post, the CEO also added a new image of Project: Cambria, the long-awaited follow-up to the Meta Quest.

Meta Connect, formally Facebook Connect, is an annual online showcase event highlighting the firm’s technology updates and roadmaps. Last year’s event was exceedingly notable because the Menlo Park-based firm publicly rebranded itself as Meta for the first time.

The event also saw Meta refocusing away from its social media foundations, moving the firm towards immersive Web3 technology and software. The Menlo Park-based firm set out its goals to create new XR technology and claim a foothold on the Metaverse.

The popularity of Metaverse technology has sky-rocketed thanks to last year’s Connect event. During the showcase, the firm introduced its vision of the Metaverse as an immersive social space where users can work and socialise.

Since the event, the firm has debuted its Horizons Metaverse globally. The Menlo Park-based also uses the fledging service as a testbed where budding immersive developers can design and distribute Metaverse content. The firm also supports Horizon developers with a series of XR funds and boot camps.

Meta Connect, formally Facebook Connect, is an annual online showcase event highlighting the firm’s technology updates and roadmaps. Last year’s event was exceedingly notable because the Menlo Park-based firm publicly rebranded itself as Meta for the first time.

The event also saw Meta refocusing away from its social media foundations, moving the firm towards immersive Web3 technology and software. The Menlo Park-based firm set out its goals to create new XR technology and claim a foothold on the Metaverse.

The popularity of Metaverse technology has sky-rocketed thanks to last year’s Connect event. During the showcase, the firm introduced its vision of the Metaverse as an immersive social space where users can work and socialise. Since the event, the firm has debuted its Horizons Metaverse globally. The Menlo Park-based also uses the fledging service as a testbed where budding immersive developers can design and distribute Metaverse content. The firm also supports Horizon developers with a series of XR funds and boot camps.

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Pop Culture Show Popcon Middle East Comes to Dubai in November 2022

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Dubai will be hosting its first edition of PopCon Middle East (PopConME) from the 10th  – 13th  November 2022. Promising the ultimate weekend, PopConME will showcase the best in Movies, TV, comics, graphic novels, anime, cosplay, and much more. In partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), Speedy Comics, and Alanza Trading, PopConME will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Expo City Dubai, featuring exclusive workshops, movie screenings, Cosplay gaming competitions, and much more.

PopConME will be running as part of Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022) taking place from the 9th – 20th November 2022, the most exciting esports and gaming event in the Middle East, and a trend-setter for the region’s gaming industry which is set to cement Dubai’s position as a year-round global hub for esports and gaming.

“We are excited to introduce PopConME to Dubai. I have been a fan of comic books since I was a child and have been entrenched in the community from an early age. This is a dream come true for a true geek like me. I want this convention to have everything and more my geek heart desires.” said Amer Rashed Al Farooq, Deputy CEO, Speedy Comics Group, the region’s number one destination for vintage comics and pop culture collectibles.

This festival will give fans the opportunity to celebrate their favourite celebrities, meet like-minded people, and indulge in the world of fantasy all under one roof. Comic book geeks will get the opportunity to meet and greet their favourite talents up close, attend exclusive workshops and buy one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Artist Alley. Packed with interactive zones and activations PopConME will host its own People’s Choice Cosplay, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh Card Competitions.

Featuring a line-up of some of the biggest international talents, PopConME has already confirmed the attendance of Nightmare on Elm Street actress Katie Cassidy, who is also known for her portrayal of the demon Ruby in the fantasy horror series, Supernatural and Black Canary in Arrow. Also confirmed to attend are CW Supernatural Kevin Tran and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency actor, Osric Chau, and voice actor Ray Porter best known for his portrayal of DC Comics Villain, Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

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360VUZ Partners with Gamers8

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360 VUZ, the immersive video mobile app, has partnered with Gamers8, the biggest gaming and esports festival in the world, bringing an 8 weeks-long festival to the app. This will offer its users a one-of-a-kind experience mixing esports tournaments with live music. In collaboration with Gamers8 and MdlBeast, 360VUZ will immerse its users every single Thursday right from the stadium of Boulevard Riyadh City to attend outstanding musical concerts.

The concerts will include performances by top A-list stars such as Nancy Ajram and Marhmello, Russ and Alan Walker, and Black Eyed Peas and DJ Snake. Khaled Zaatarah, 360 VUZ Founder and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are excited to offer our users in the world and especially in Saudi Arabia the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new 360º immersive experience and attend key Gamers8 events from anywhere around the world.”

In addition, big-name international artists, each of whom is guaranteed to captivate music lovers, are appearing at Gamers8 concerts alongside numerous local and regional talents each weekend throughout the event. Over 1,000 activities and attractions, such as comedy, cosplay, magic shows, and much more, are also on the Gamers8 entertainment agenda, which runs until September 8. 

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