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IFA GPC 2019 – Global Press Conference for IFA 2019

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

The press conference for IFA 2019 in Berlin (6 – 11 September) was held at 11am today in Andalusia, Spain.

 

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Global press conference for IFA 2019 (6 – 11 Sep in Berlin) is happening right now here in Andalusia, Spain. Hans-Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the supervisory board gfu, Consumer & Home Electronics – shares major global trends of technical consumer goods (TCG).

Hans-Joachim Kamp opened the global press conference with the major trends for TCG.

He concluded that the Global Market for technical consumer goods was still growing, especially smart and connected devices are gaining importance.

Jens Heithecker, Executive Director (IFA) & EVP (Messe Berlin Group) announced that Sennheiser would be the first official audio partner for IFA.

 

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Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin says, “”Trust is at the heart of every relationship”

Dr. Christian Goke, CEO Messe Berlin, unveiled that Richard Yu, CEO Consumer Business Group, Huawei, would be the opening keynote speaker for IFA 2019.

He also announced that Cristiano Amon, President Qualcomm, would be the second keynote speaker for IFA 2019.

 

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Dr. Christian Goke, CEO Messe Berlin, unveils that Richard Yu, CEO Consumer Business Group, Huawei, will be the opening keynote speaker for IFA 2019.

Dr Goke next revealed that the Global Innovation Partner country for IFA NEXT in 2019 would be Japan.

Below are the details from the press release.

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IFA GPC 2019 – Day 1: Power Briefings from Brands & Analysts

Friday, April 26th, 2019

The first day of the IFA GPC 2019 comprises a series of power briefs by industry leaders and analysts on the latest trends and products in consumer electronics and home appliances. Here is a rundown on what transpired in those proceedings.

 

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Day 1 of the IFA GPC 2019 kicks off with the MC, Dave Graveline (right), handing the mic over to Jens Heithecker, Executive Director (IFA) & EVP (Messe Berlin Group), for the opening address.

This year, there are altogether 11 power briefings.

As I attend these sessions, I will post a brief synopsis of each session on Instagram and consolidate all the synopsis here.

So stay tuned!

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Power Briefing by Philips on how to “#makeLifeBetter: From personal to personalised health”.

Philips is innovating in the field of data-driven insights into health, with its huge expertise in connectivity, big data and Artificial Intelligence. Announced was the Philips Sonicar Teledentistry Solutions. Philips Sonicare Teledentistry service provides patients with remote dental consultation from licensed dentists within 24 hours.

The Philips Sonicare app acts as a “virtual hub” for personal oral healthcare. Users can manage their complete oral care daily and share brushing data with their doctors, putting personalised guidance and advice at their fingertips.

Presenting was Marlies Cebetsberger, Personal Health Leader Philips Market DACH.

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Event Coverage: IFA Global Press Conference 2019 in Andalusia, Spain

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

IFA Global Press Conference 2019 is happening this weekend in Andalusia, Spain. I will be covering this consumer electronics and home appliances showcase, as part of a small group of media that the show organisers invited from Singapore.

 

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The venue for IFA GPC 2019 – the Barceló Punta Umbría Beach Resort near Huelva in Andalusia, Spain. Looking forward to the seeing old friends – both among the journalists as well as the brands at tonight’s welcome dinner & drinks.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

IFA this year will be from 6 – 11 September, 2019.

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Event Forecast: IFA Global Press Conference 2019 in Andalusia, Spain

Monday, April 1st, 2019

IFA this year will be from 6 – 11 September, 2019. As in previous years, the annual consumer electronics & home appliances show will be preceded by a preview cum global press conference for the media from 25-28 April.

This year’s IFA GPC will be in Andalusia, Spain (25-28 April, 2019). Venues in the past have included Hong Kong & Shenzhen in China (2016), Lisbon in Portugal (2017), and Rome in Italy (2018).

This year’s IFA GPC will be in Andalusia, Spain (25-28 April, 2019). Venues in the past have included Hong Kong & Shenzhen in China (2016), Lisbon in Portugal (2017), and Rome in Italy (2018).

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin – international radio exhibition Berlin) is a global consumer electronics and home appliances show held annually in Berlin in September.

The IFA Global Press Conference (IFA GPC) that precedes the actual trade show attracts more than 300 journalists from over 55 countries.

Brands participating in this year's event include Philips, Sennheiser, Samsung, BVT, Haier, Hoover, Metz Blue, Plugsurfing, Skyworth, TPVision, Candy, Gorenje, Hisense, Safera, TCL; as well as research houses GfK and IHS Markit.

Brands participating in this year’s event include Philips, Sennheiser, Samsung, BVT, Haier, Hoover, Metz Blue, Plugsurfing, Skyworth, TPVision, Candy, Gorenje, Hisense, Safera, TCL; as well as research houses GfK and IHS Markit.

During the IFA GPC, some of the IFA exhibitors and partners get to show a preview of their IFA offerings and pitch to the international media what their brands offer to consumers.

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MWC 2015: Sony unveils Xperia Z4 tablet & M4 Aqua smartphone

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Both new devices ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and are waterproof (IP65 & IP68) & dust-tight.

Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia Z4 tablet (left) and Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone (right), during MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia Z4 tablet (left) and Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone (right), during MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) introduced its class-leading Xperia Z4 10.1-inch tablet, and its mid-range Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Xperia Z4 tablet

Sony boasts that the Xperia Z4 is the world’s lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet, as well as the world’s brightest 10.1-inch 2K display (2560 x 1600 pixels), with a long battery life for up to 17 hours of video playback.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

The Xperia Z4 measures 167 x 254 x 6.1mm and weighs 389g for the Wi-Fi version (393g for Wi-Fi + LTE version).

The Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet runs on a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, with up to an additional 128GB through the microSD card slot.

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MWC 2015: Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 & foldable keyboard

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Microsoft unveiled new devices, services and partner offerings during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Update (16 April, 2015):

The Lumia 640 (S$299) and Lumia 640 XL (S$429) was launched in Singapore today and will hit the shelves on Saturday, 18 April, 2015.

Left: Lumia 640 pricing is estimated at 139 Euros for 3G and 159 Euros for LTE. Right: Lumia 640 XL pricing is estimated at 189 Euros for 3G and 219 Euros for LTE Actual market pricing may vary.

Left: Lumia 640 pricing is estimated at 139 Euros for 3G and 159 Euros for LTE. Right: Lumia 640 XL pricing is estimated at 189 Euros for 3G and 219 Euros for LTE Actual market pricing may vary.

The new offerings include:

Lumia 640 & Lumia 640 XL. Affordable smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1.

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MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones unveiled

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Samsung unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain its latest flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S6 – as well as the curved edge version – the Galaxy S6 edge. Global availability: 10 April, 2015.

The Galaxy S6 (right) measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs 138g; while the Galaxy S6 edge (left) measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm and weighs 132g. Both run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Galaxy S6 (right) measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs 138g; while the Galaxy S6 edge (left) measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm and weighs 132g. Both run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Going further than the Galaxy Note edge which only has one curved edge, the new Galaxy S6 edge has curved displays on both edges.

Its glass body is made from tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and is available in an array of colorful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.

Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with F1.9 lenses for both the front 5-megapixel and rear 16-megapixel cameras.

A new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen in just 0.7 seconds by simply double clicking the home key button.

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POTD: Variations on a theme of cool sunflowers on a hot Summer day

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

We were driving from Cordoba to Granada in Spain back in the summer of 2009 when we spotted this field of sunflowers along the route. So we pulled over and ran amok among the gigantic sunflowers.

The sunflowers were as big as a real person's head! All three photos taken with an Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm kit lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

The sunflowers were as big as a real person’s head! All three photos taken with an Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm kit lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

These were some of the largest sunflowers we’d ever seen.

To show how big they were, we donned some of them with my son’s favourite cap and my wife’s shades, taking care not to damage the flowers.

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Holiday wishes: Good Friday for our Christian friends

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary. It is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians, and is a public holiday in many countries.

Candles in the Church of Our Lady of Bethlehem on La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: John Tan

Candles in the Church of Our Lady of Bethlehem on La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: John Tan

Here’s wishing everyone a great Easter weekend.

Holiday greetings: Happy Deepavali to our Hindu friends

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Deepavali, or Diwali, is the Hindu festival of lights and is a public holiday in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The festival of lights is celebrated with light as the former subjects of Narakasura welcomed the victorious return of Krishna (on the night of a new moon) back to their city by lighting lamps and lanterns. I took this photo in a house in Barcelona, Spain back in 2009 with an Olympus E450.

The festival of lights is celebrated with light as the former subjects of Narakasura welcomed the victorious return of Krishna (on the night of a new moon) back to their city by lighting lamps and lanterns. I took this photo in a house in Barcelona, Spain back in 2009 with an Olympus E450.

The word “Diwali” is the shortened form of “Deepavali” which literally means “row of lamps”.

The festival commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the tyrant King Narakasura in ancient India and is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil – and light over darkness.

Indians wear new clothes and paint their hands with henna, treat themselves and each other to sweets and snacks, while the streets are alit with bazaars and light to celebrate the festival.