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IT SHOW 2013 Gears Up For 12th Edition at Marina Bay Sands

Singapore, 4 March 2013 – With more than 650 exhibitors occupying over 250,000 square feet of exhibition space, IT SHOW 2013 will be Singapore’s largest I.T, Digital, Mobile and Consumer Electronics Exhibition this year. 

Organised by Exhibits Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the four-day show will be held at Marina Bay Sands for the first time from 7 to 10 March 2013, from 12 noon to 9pm daily. Admission is free.

IT SHOW 2013 kicked off this year with a pre-event campaign. The “I.T Begins Now!” campaign was launched on the IT SHOW Facebook page on 29 January. Within the first three weeks, it received over 5,000 participants, and its Facebook page currently has approximately 30,000 “Likes”.

This year’s show offers a dynamic and comprehensive line-up of the latest and hottest consumer technology gadgets from next-generation connected televisions, coolest mobile phones, Netbooks, Digital Imaging, Wireless Technology, Portable Entertainment, HD LED TV, Gaming, GPS to Home/Business Networking, Digital Media, Audio & Home Theatre Entertainment, to a plethora of accessories all under one roof.

Mr Melvin Koh, General Manager of Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd, said:”The key trend that is likely to dominate the tech industry this year at our show is mobility, as data and devices take an even tighter grip on our lives. Smartphones and tablets will fire up e-commerce, to be used as business tools and to help improve productivity. Lower prices of tablets will also lead to greater Internet adoption. This year, we are expecting a turnout of about 500,000 visitors with expected revenue of $45 million over 4 days.”

For the first time ever, visitors will also be given updates on the hottest hourly show floor deals direct to their smartphones. There is no need for app installation. Simply visit www.itshow.com.sg/app during the event to gain access to its features, which includes an interactive map for visitors to locate the exhibitor’s booth.

Into its 12th edition, IT SHOW 2013 will be giving away more than $20,000 cash in the grand lucky draw. One coupon will be given for every $100 paid or deposit placed during the 4 days.

There is also a free shuttle service to and from Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre and Marina Square Shopping Mall taxi stand from 10.30am to 10.30pm (excluding lunch time from 11.30am to 2.30pm on 7 and 8 March), with bus services plying at 15-minute intervals.

For more information, please visit www.itshow.com.sg

Details of IT SHOW 2013 are as follows:

IT SHOW 2013

Date: 7 to 10 March 2013 (Thursday to Sunday)

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Levels 1 and B2

Operating Hours: 12noon to 9pm daily

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Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Melvin Koh (Mr)
General Manager
Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd
DID: 6747 4620
Email: 
melvinkoh@exhibitsinc.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: 
derorw@sph.com.sg

About Exhibits Inc

Exhibits Inc Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), is the leading organiser in Singapore and the producer of Singapore's largest consumer exhibitions namely: IT SHOW, COMEX, Food and Beverage Fair and World Food Fair

With a proven track record of over 17 years, Exhibits Inc has an extensive expertise and experience in developing, planning and executing consumer exhibitions every year, involving more than 1000 exhibitors, more than 1 million visitors including journalists locally and abroad. Backed by SPH's comprehensive range of advertising and media assets, Exhibits Inc is poised to become the key player in the MICE industry with significant presence in the consumer sector. 

Apart from its competence in running consumer events, Exhibits Inc offers exhibitors an excellent range of quality services, ensuring the best possible support before, during and after the show. 

Exhibits Inc strives to "Be Recognised as Asia's Leading Producer of Events" while conducting its business in a socially responsible manner. It aims to return a maximum benefit to its shareholders and clients. Exhibits Inc is committed to grow the exhibition industry, opening up new fields and new potential for growth in just about every industry. 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, 
omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times' iPad and smartphone applications. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss 92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.

Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.


For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg