Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tech World Expo 2013 debuts this Friday

More than 150,000 shoppers expected at Tech World Expo 2013, which starts this Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at Mid Valley Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

JANUARY 29, 2013, KUALA LUMPUR – Tech World Expo 2013 makes its debut this Friday, February 1 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur with more than 80 participating exhibitors in 230 booths. Major brands like Acer, Apple, Asus, Canon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Logitech, Panasonic, Samsung, Seagate, Sony, Western Digital and more, are ready to with their range of Chinese New Year offers.

An estimated 150,000 visitors are expected at TWE2013 this weekend. According EM Exhibitions (M) Sdn Bhd project director Jeslynn Wong Lee Chen, “We expect many shoppers to take advantage of Federal Territory Day on February 1, which is a holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and make their way to TWE2013.”

She said the estimated large crowd size is also attributed to Chinese New Year, which is a week away. Many will be shopping for their Chinese New Year digital lifestyle necessities. “In addition, consumers generally have higher purchasing power at the start of the month,” she said.

Exhibitors like Canon Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd (Booth 212), Dell Sales Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Booth 108, 210), Lenovo Technology Sdn Bhd (Booth 107), Logitech Singapore Pte Ltd (Booth 207), Mac City Sdn Bhd (Booth 101), Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Booth 201) and Western Digital (S.E Asia) Pte Ltd (Booth 105) are ready to make a strong impression on shoppers with their CNY offers.

For example, Mac City will reward a purchase of a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac with an iPod Shuffle, a computer knapsack, a special Mac City Ang Pow with cash vouchers and eligibility to take part in its Grand Draw, with prizes including a MacBook Air and iPod Touch.

Meanwhile, Sony is having its CNY Special with offers like Sony NEX at RM2,699, bundled with a complimentary gift worth RM498, Sony Bravia starting at RM999 and bundled with an assortment of gifts. Other exhibitors like Thunder Match Technology Sdn Bhd (Booth 109, 111, 202, 223) are packaging freebies with purchases of smartphones like Asus Nexus 7 at RM 1,099, Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini at RM1,199, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at RM2,299 and more.

There are plenty of varieties at TWE2013 like Photo In Sdn Bhd (Booth 213), ready with their CNY offers for digital cameras like Fuji Instax, an instant camera, at RM149, semi pro FujiFilm cameras at RM499 and more, while AV Future Link (KL) Sdn Bhd (Booth 307) will highlight gadgets like Cansonic HD Car DVR, a dual lens camcorder with anti-shake and built-in G-sensor.

Inno Supply and Services Sdn Bhd (Booth 219, 220) will tout media players like the new MR92-Modeo Android Media Player, packed with 1GB DDR3 and 4GB NAND Flash as well as previous models like Vono +2 Full HD Media Player at RM169 and MKV Media Player at RM299.

Shoppers can also look forward to a myriad of CNY offers from large consumer technology retailers and distributors like Aone Plus Supplies & Services Sdn Bhd (Booth 209), ALL IT Hypermarket Sdn Bhd (Booth 102), IDEAL Vision Distribution Sdn Bhd (Booth 304), Kao Sheng Distribution Sdn Bhd (Booth 208), MicroNation Sdn Bhd (Booth 306) and Vertex Distribution Sdn Bhd (Booth 305) at TWE2013.

Asides the exhibitors, EM Exhibitions are rewarding the first 420 TWE420 shoppers. “Shoppers can redeem up to RM5,000  worth of “ang-pow” vouchers with receipts worth RM500 and above,” she said. EM Exhibitions have also earmarked up to RM50,000 worth of prizes for “Hourly Lucky Draw” with prizes like Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Camera and more. The Draws will be held nine times per day on an hourly basis, starting 12.00pm and ending 8.00pm. Shoppers can also take home special TWE2013 goodies at “Guaranteed Prize Redemption”. The entry forms for both “Hourly Lucky Draw” and “Guaranteed Prize Redemption” can be redeemed with receipts worth Rm100 and above.

Every visitor is eligible to take part in “Register and Win”, where an Apple iPad Mini is waiting the lucky winner and “RM1 Auctions”, which will be held twice daily, at 3.00pm and 8.00pm, for items like Apple iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 5 and more.

Early birds to TWE2013 are granted the privilege to purchase selective items at special prices. These items include Seagate Expansion 500GB portable hard disk at RM99, Hewlett-Packard Laserjet P1102 at 199, Garmin Nuvi 40 at RM388, Canon Pixma All-In-One MX377 at RM249, Kingston 8GB USB drive at RM8.80 and more. There are also limited edition USB-drives featuring iconic characters like Batman, Avengers, Transformers and Doraemon*.

“We will have daily visits from “The God of Prosperity” to greet exhibitors and shoppers, presenting them with our special “ang pows” and other goodies,” she said. The three-day TWE2013 opens 11am to 9pm, February 1 – 3. Visit and for daily updates.

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