[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Organiser Upper Street Events has hailed its inaugural Gadget
Show Live Christmas event a major success with 27,280 visitors
attending the event over its three days.
Gadget Show Live Christmas is the sister show to Gadget Show
Live, which runs at the NEC each April and is the UK’s
largest consumer tech event. Gadget Show Live Christmas ran from 30
November to 2 December 2012 at ExCeL in London and pulled in 7,541
visitors on Friday, 9,798 on Saturday and 9,941 on Sunday. Upper
Street Events has confirmed it will return in 2013 to the same
venue from 29 November to 1 December.
More than 160 tech companies exhibited at the event, including
LG (who used the event to launch the UK’s first 84” UHD
TV, and promptly sold one), Sonos, YouView, HTC, Canon, TomTom,
Nintendo (who demonstrated its new Wii U games console on launch
day), PlayStation, Xbox, Electronic Arts, Game, Twentieth Century
Fox, Turtle Beach, LEGO Technic and Flying Gadgets.
Gadget Show Live Christmas was sponsored by Windows, which
showcased Windows 8, the new Surface tablet and Windows 8
smartphones. Windows is also headline sponsor of Gadget Show Live
in Birmingham next April.
Matt Hodgins, Gadget Show Christmas event director, said:
“We’re thrilled with the success of the very first
Gadget Show Live Christmas. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday, VIP
packages and the majority of the Super Theatre sessions all sold
out in advance. The show was buzzing from beginning to end and we
have had fantastic feedback from our exhibitors – Windows,
Game, Turtle Beach, Orbitsound and Freesat are among those already
on the floor plan for Birmingham.”
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Note to editors
Gadget Show Live Christmas returns 29 November – 1
December 2013 at ExCeL in London.
Gadget Show Live takes place 3-7 April 2013 at NEC,
You can follow Gadget Show Live on Twitter @gadgetshowlive and
friend us on Facebook at /gadgetshowlive
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