Upper Street Events, the creators of the Gadget Show Live have announced they will no longer be running the Gadget Show Live 2017 at the NEC arena in Birmingham.
The news comes as a surprise to many people especially when the event last year was considered a great success.
March 2017 Update: We still haven't heard anything about Gadget Show Live so assuming it isn't happening this year. Fingers crossed for 2018!
Perhaps you will like another event iBeani are attending this April - Insomnia60 at the NEC
What Is the Gadget Show Live?
Since the event was originally launched in 2009 the Gadget Show Live show has become the most successful technology exhibition in the UK. Over the lifetime of the event the Gadget Show Live has won 6 industry awards including the best consumer show at both the AEO and exhibition news awards.
In addition to the 8 shows at the NEC in Birmingham there were also two Christmas editions of the event at the famous ExCeL centre in London. The show has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the exhibition over the previous years but it looks like the organisers have decided to call it quits.
Why Was it Cancelled?
The director of Upper Street Events, Isobel Dennis, said “We have found in recent years that our exhibitors are beginning to look to other way to show their products”. She also went on to say that was the main reason they have decided not to run the Gadget Show Live 2017.
Although the Gadget Show Live event might be cancelled Upper Street Events have said they are working on “other opportunities” within the technology sector. This most likely means they are working on a new technology show which could replace the Gadget Show Live.
One of their newest events is the Technology Showcase at Westfield which had its first year back in 2015. The event focuses on showing the latest technology from a range of brands including Jaguar Land Rover, Epson, HIVE and Lycamobile.
In addition to this even, Upper Street Events have also announced that they are about to launch a new exhibition based on the consumer electronics industry. Although no details have be released as yet, we are expecting more information to come nearer the events date.
But Don’t Worry!
Although it seems the Gadget Show Live 2017 might be cancelled for now, if we receive any new information regarding the show then don’t worry we’ll keep you up to date! It’s still possible that another event organiser could decide to continue with it.
In the meantime it’s still possible to get your iBeani from our official online store below. We have a range of colours and patterns available, perfect for everyone’s needs. To keep up to date on our limited edition releases be sure to for updates.