LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Industry leaders, innovators and startups punched the start button on the new
year in consumer electronics ? launching hundreds of new technology products and
services for work, home and play at ShowStoppers?, the press-only showcase event
that took place 10 January.
More than 1,500 top journalists, bloggers, columnists and industry analysts
attended ShowStoppers @ CES 2012, up nearly 10 percent year over year.
"But it's not just the record turnout," said Steven J.
Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "Instead, ShowStoppers delivered the best
balance of any press event during CES, giving exhibitors the ability to shake
hands with the greatest number of pre-qualified journalists, bloggers, analysts
and industry influencers. That helps to generate more news coverage, product
reviews and executive interviews ? and we are already tracking tons of
Global news networks and top technology news blogs CNET, CNN and CNN en
Espanol, Engadget, Fox News and Fox Business, Slashgear, TechCrunch and The
Verge covered ShowStoppers from stages inside the press-only event ? along with
Larry Magid from CBS Radio, Computer America with
Craig Crossman, Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline, and web broadcaster BNETtv.com.
"ShowStoppers is a must for me at CES," said Phil
Baker, technology columnist, San Diego Daily Transcript. "It's the best
way to cover the best companies. The show is always well organized. I'm able
learn what I need quickly in order to write an informed column for my
ShowStoppers also invited journalists to discover IFA, the global tradeshow
in Berlin for consumer electronics and home
appliances that inspires people and moves markets -- where ShowStoppers produces
the official press event each September.
The 10th annual edition of ShowStoppers @ CES launched a disruptive range of
new gadgets, gear, gizmos, devices and tools from 130 exhibiting companies. For
details, click here: http://www.showstoppers.com/?page_id=5833.
Seven of many highlights included Android and Windows tablets from Dell, E
FUN and Lenovo; Toro's smart yard; Cadillac's revolutionary in-vehicle data and
entertainment system ? CUE; the first public appearance of the Karma electric
sedan since Fisker began deliveries in December; and Raytheon and the Los
Angeles County Sheriff's Department used a patrol car to demonstrate laptop
computer technologies that enable deputies to investigate crime scenes, chase
down suspects and answer calls for help faster.
The next ShowStoppers events are ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress, 26 Feb. 2012 in Barcelona;
and ShowStoppers @ CTIA Wireless, 8 May 2012 in
New Orleans. ShowStoppers also produces press and
business activities at the IFA 2012 Global Press Conference, which takes place
in 12-15 Apr. 2012 in the Mediterranean.