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September 6, 2013

IFA 2013 Opening Keynote:
Pieter Nota
Executive Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Lifestyle
Philips
Time:
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Philips – Delivering meaningful innovation in a digital age

Founded in 1891, Philips has developed into one of the biggest and most innovative technology companies worldwide. With its three different sectors: Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle, Philips is broadly based and has always pursued one goal: To improve people’s lives, by making it easier, healthier and more enjoyable. IFA Berlin plays a major role for Philips right from the beginning in 1924: the world’s largest trade fair for Consumer Electronics, White Goods and Telecommunications is the perfect place to be for presenting new products and technology. In cooperation with the IFA, Philips set many trends which developed the market and increased the market growth. Thereby, Philips has always taken smart and strategic decisions, which often preempted rapid developments of the market and led to significant success. In 2013 “Smart” arrived in every product area presented on the IFA fairground. Philips points out how smart technology solutions can upgrade consumers’ lives and how they accompany the long-term corporate strategy of Philips.
Press Contact:
Sebastian Lindemann
Tel: +49 (0) 40 / 2899 4208
Email: 
sebastian.lindemann@philips.com



Dan Hesse 
Chief Executive Officer 
Sprint Corporation
Time:
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

From Transformative to Revolutionary: The Impact of Wireless on Our World

In the IFA keynote by a U.S. wireless CEO, Dan Hesse will address the profound impact wireless has on societies across the world. Sprint, a leading U.S. mobile communications company and a strong proponent of corporate responsibility, is at the forefront of the mobility revolution. Wireless is challenging the status quo and affecting everything from grocery shopping to driving to politics. With the advent of ultra-high-speed mobile networks, wireless will play an even more integral role in virtually every aspect of our lives. Advances once thought far in the future, like augmented reality, vocal recognition and real-time translation, will become commonplace. What will this new world look like? What are the advantages and the challenges? How will this “always on” world of Big Data affect privacy and security? Be a part of the dialogue as we explore mobility and the many possibilities it brings.
Press Contact: 
Barbara Mellot
Tel: +1 913 315 1986
Email: 
barbara.j.mellott@sprint.com



Alan Mulally
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ford Motor Company
Time:
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

The Smart Car: Intuitive, Connected and Safe

Alan Mulally’s keynote will highlight Ford’s commitment to leading a new era of connected driving and how it is leveraging technology to deliver a safer, more convenient driving experience. Mulally also will reveal an all-new Ford concept vehicle with breakthrough technology features. Ford also will provide an update on plans for bringing Ford SYNC with AppLink to market later this year, including an update on new app development partners.
Press Contact:
Monika Wagener
Tel.: + 49 241 9421 212 
Email: 
mwagener@ford.com

September 7, 2013

Turan Erdogan
Chief Executive Officer 
Vestel Group
Time:
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Will TV die? Future of Consumer Electronics

In his keynote address, Vestel CEO, Turan Erdogan will explore the future of consumer electronics. Ten years from now, the TV will still be one of the largest pieces of furniture in the living room, and it will still have a central place in family life. However the TV business overall may be unrecognizable certainly when compared to the operating models and industry makeup that prevail today.
Press Contact:
Sıla Sayar 
Tel.:+90 533 456 58 66
Email: 
sila.sayar@vestel.com.tr



Colin Angle
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
iRobot
Time:
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

How Robots are Changing the Consumer Space and Peoples’ Lives

Colin Angle co-founded iRobot in 1991 with the goal of making practical robots a reality for people around the world. For too long, robots were portrayed in the movies and on TV as the stereotypical humanoid that while impressive, is expensive, impractical and out of reach to the everyday consumer. Colin will talk about how iRobot shunned the stereotypical notion of a robot and instead put its focus on making practical robots that integrate seamlessly into people’s lives – robots that help people accomplish a variety of dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. 

Robots are performing more jobs indoors and extending their reach to address outdoor jobs as well. He will talk about how the company’s PackBot and other related robots have saved countless lives since being introduced in 2002, and about how iRobot brought the telemedicine robot RP-VITA out of the labs and into hospitals in 2013.

By focusing on practical applications, usefulness and value, iRobot has led the way in how robots are portrayed, used and thought of in the consumer world and beyond. Colin will offer his insights into what will help to grow the robotics market even further in the years ahead, changing the way we all live our lives.
Press Contact: 
Charlie Vaida 
Tel: +1 781 430 3182
E-Mail: 
cvaida@irobot.com

September 8, 2013 - The Monster Show

“Head Monster” Noel Lee
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Monster, Inc.
Time:
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

The Headphone Revolution; How Did It Happen? From Monster, the company that made it happen.

The sound is key, not the beat. Visit Monster, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance headphones, connectivity solutions and audio supplies, at IFA’s Monster Show and experience the unique feel of Pure Monster Sound yourself. With the slogan “The Revolution begins 2013,” Monster is introducing the audio industry to a new era. Never before has its product range been so differentiated and so technically advanced. Seize also the opportunity to meet some of Monster’s new brand ambassadors from the music and fashion industry, among Xzibit and Swizz Beatz, co-owner and exceptional music artist.
Press Contact:
Susanne Nguyen
Tel: +49 177 540 1992
Email: 
susanne.nguyen@biteglobal.com


Next week, more than 50 companies will preview new consumer electronics and home appliances for work, home and play at ShowStoppers® @ IFA 2013, the official press event of IFA, the global tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances that moves markets and inspires buyers.

"The all-important fourth quarter and holiday season in global innovation is about to begin," said Steven J. Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "And it starts early at ShowStoppers @ IFA."

More than 750 journalists, columnists, broadcasters and analysts from 51 countries are already pre-registered to attend the sixth-annual edition of ShowStoppers @ IFA.

ShowStoppers @ IFA 2013 takes place Thursday, 5 Sept. 2013, at IFA, in Hall 15.2 on the Messe Berlin Fairgrounds in Berlin, Germany. The invitation-only press event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and product demonstrations for journalists working on deadline before the tradeshow opens for business early Friday, 6 Sept. 2013.

In addition to the press event, ShowStoppers is working with IFA this year to support two international keynotes by U.S. executives – Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., and Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Corp. The Ford keynote is Friday, 6 Sept. 2013, 5 pm. The Sprint keynote is Friday, 6 Sept. 2013, 1 pm. Both keynotes take place in building 6.3 at Messe Berlin.

ShowStoppers is also working with Ford on a panel discussion with executives from Philips, Hotels.com, Deutsche Telekom, Spotify and Axel Springer. The panel is scheduled for Wednesday, 4 Sept. 2013, 3 pm, building 15.3 at Messe Berlin.

With Kobo, a global leader in eReading, ShowStoppers is coordinating a range of activities for media, including product demonstrations and shuttle services for a team of US journalists traveling to Berlin to cover IFA.

About IFA
IFA is the world's most significant consumer electronics and home appliances tradeshow. The event has become the premier venue for global product introductions and business development. This year's IFA hosts more than 1,400 exhibitors from more than 50 countries.

IFA is organized by Messe Berlin and owned by Gesellschaft fur Unterhaltungs und Kommunikationselektronik (gfu). Messe Berlin produces regional, national and international trade shows, exhibitions and conventions. gfu is the Association for Consumer and Communications Electronics.

About ShowStoppers
Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, and the official press events at IFA, NAB, Sandbox Summit and the CEA LineShow.

To exhibit at ShowStoppers events, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.

For press registration, contact Steve Leon, partner, +1-512-288-0950.

Contacts:
Steve Leon
Partner, ShowStoppers
+1-512-288-0950
Nicole von der Ropp
IFA Press Officer, Messe Berlin GmbH
+49 (30) 3038-2217


SOURCE ShowStoppers

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