GITEX Shopper Prepares for the Year’s Most Touted Retail Frenzy

3 October 2011, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With just days to go until the consumer electronics event of the year kicks off, GITEX Shopper exhibitors are in the final stages of preparing the biggest ever retail extravaganza in the show’s history. Unrivalled prices on over 25,000 different up-to-the minute gadgets, bundled deals and an array of exciting competitions has set the stage for the best GITEX Shopper yet.

Taking place from 8 – 15 October 2011 at Airport Expo Dubai and organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), GITEX Shopper brings together over 100 power retailers and leading technology names. The exclusive prices and convenient access to the crème-de-la-creme of technology brands will entice more than 160,000 visitors to the event. CompuMe, Dell, du, Etisalat, E4U, Emax, HP, Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Lenovo, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharaf DG are just a few of the leading brands and retailers who will be present at GITEX Shopper this year.

“GITEX Shopper has enjoyed phenomenal success from the show’s very first edition. Anticipation for this year’s show is at an all-time high with exhibitors planning exceptional deals, and advance ticket sales already reaching record levels,” said Trixee Loh, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of GITEX Shopper.

Access to GITEX Shopper has never been easier thanks to the free shuttle buses from Rashidiya Metro station and the newly opened Qusais Metro stop on the Green Line. Shoppers can visit the GITEX Shopper website at for a chance to win tickets to GITEX Shopper and a JVC Camcorder.

At GITEX Shopper, numerous competitions give visitors the chance to win fabulous prizes from Samsung through ‘Shop ‘n‘ Win’ and ‘Visit ‘n’ Win’ daily draws. Consumers also can visit Al Hosani Computer Stand and open one of the locked “Kaspersky” briefcases to win fantastic prizes. Lucky visitors who find and guess the correct code to open the briefcase will win valuable prizes such as gold bars, laptops, iPads and iPhones. Codes will be placed randomly around the stand at GITEX Shopper and can be found inside the 2012 Kaspersky Lab products box available from major retailers across the UAE before the event.

GITEX Shopper 2011 will take place from 8 – 15 October 2011. The show is open from 11:00am – 10:00pm from Saturday 8 to Wednesday 12 October; from 11am – 11pm on Thursday 13 and Saturday 15 October; and from 3pm – 11pm on Friday 14 October.

Tickets are priced at AED 30 per person and are available at the venue and online through Time Out Tickets and select ENOC/EPPCO outlets from mid-September. Entry is free for children under the age of five. Student gadget-lovers are in luck this year – by pre-booking for a group of 50 or more, students pay just AED 10 for entry, a discount of over 60%. This needs to be arranged before 5 October, by emailing

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Editors Notes:

About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2011

GITEX Shopper 2011 is the largest gathering of the region’s leading ICT retailers and suppliers. This high-energy consumer show attracts a diverse audience that includes IT professionals, technology enthusiasts, students and consumers as well as regional traders. The event attracts visitors not just from the Middle East but also from North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. GITEX Shopper attracts the biggest names in the retail sector, with unique launches and special offers across the best technology, communication and entertainment products. Loyal buyers await this shopping bonanza year after year for exclusive deals and bundled offers which are not available anywhere else.

GITEX Shopper 2011 will be held in association with the 31st edition of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

About GITEX Technology Week 2011

Redefine the Future:
GITEX Technology Week delivers the ultimate platform for the international ICT industry to meet and conduct business. The event is a definitive gateway not just to the Middle East market but to the wider region.

GITEX Technology Week hosts thousands of key suppliers and market innovators across three core disciplines:
GITEX Business Solutions: The leading international ICT trade event for enterprise solutions and SMBs for the MENASA region.

GULFCOMMS: The largest international telecommunications trade event for mobile, fixed IP and satellite.
Consumer Technology: The MENASA region’s premier international trade event for consumer technology, entertainment, IT systems, components and peripherals.

New to 2011 – GITEX Card Technology:
GITEX expands its portfolio to incorporate this rapidly emerging sector as the Middle East embraces the latest trends, challenges and related products and services in this sector.

New to 2011 – GITEX Digital Marketing:
GITEX Digital Media and Marketing embraces the world of the digital era by bringing together a combination of e-commerce, social marketing and e-marketing in an innovative, multi-dimensional platform, focused on bringing digital opportunities to the forefront.

New to 2011 – CyberSecurity @ GITEX
CyberSecurity @ GITEX edutainment will offer presentations on cybercrime awareness and how to avoid falling into traps including web phishing site, mobile phones credit card scanning and cloning, and identity theft among many more.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 32 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.

Our team organises 18 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region. Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors.

For more information, please contact:

Eleanor Lonergan
Mojo PR
Tel: +97150 1033161

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