Shopper 2005 to showcase future mobile technology

DUBAI — Gitex Shopper 2005 will showcase latest gadgets in wireless and mobile technology, organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced here yesterday.

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Published: Sat 30 Jul 2005, 10:36 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:49 PM

The 15th edition of the show, to be held at the Airport Expo from September 24-30, will offer a glimpse into the evolving trends in mobile devices, PDAs, handhelds and the synergy between desktop PCs and accessories.

"Each year, our show provides a fresh impetus to the industry, as it provides consumers and end users with a unique opportunity to view, inspect and be aware of the latest technological breakthroughs and new innovations in the industry," said DWTC Director-General, Helal Saeed Khalfan Al Marri.

He said that Gitex Shopper offered consumers an ideal platform to choose and identify products that suit their individual tastes and lifestyles. Gitex Shopper is expected to see a vast and diverse range of products from leading international manufacturers.

Leading global brand names that would be represented at the shopper include Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens, Sanyo, and LG among others.

With more premium brands available at affordable prices, industry experts feel that mobile products market is only just beginning to realise the large growth potential in this segment.

Shopper 2005 is the region's largest consumer show in technology offering the best deals and promotions on the latest products and services. Gitex Shopper offers scores of prizes, raffles, easy payment facilities, credit card promotions and instant cash prizes, thus creating an ideal opportunity for the benefit of consumers.

The deployment of technology, electronic equipment and gadgetry for personal and business benefits has long been proclaimed throughout the retail sector.

Also, shopper provides retailers with both hard benefits and measurable advantages.

"Visitors to Shopper 2005 stand to gain from these attractive offers on all the latest products. The consistent rise in visitor number over the years is a strong indication of the interest generated during the show among consumers on the range of products available from across the sector,” Al Marri remarked.

Last year's event reported on-site sales in excess of Dh56 million ($15.25 million) during the weeklong exhibition. The show attracted around 108,000 visitors and the average per capita spend was Dh519 ($141) per consumer.

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