Registration is now open for the third Gadget Show Live Professional, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 2 April 2013 in partnership with Windows.

Taking place ahead of the five day Gadget Show Live consumer event, Gadget Show Live Professional is the leading technology show in the UK designed for trade and press visitors. The shows are based on the popular channel FIVE television programme.

With more than 250 exhibitors at the show, Gadget Show Live Professional is a unique opportunity for industry buyers and journalists to touch, test and compare the very latest in tech products and services within a business-focused environment. 4,735 visitors attended in 2012 and organiser Upper Street Events is expecting those numbers to rise for 2013.

Microsoft, Sonos, Acer, Freesat, Volkswagen, Game, Turtle Beach, Epic Games, LG and Parrot are already confirmed for the event, which is now seen as the only viable UK platform for major consumer electronics organisations to launch products in the UK to both trade and media. Last year 50 Cent used the show to launch his STREET by 50 Cent headphones.

Visitors to Gadget Show Live Professional include buyers and professionals from the toy, games, licensing, music, cycling, IT, security and educational sectors, as well as technology retailers, facilities managers, property developers, home builders, consumer electronics distributors and media.  Passes are limited and visitors must register in advance at The registration page for press is  Entry costs £15 for anyone who does not register in advance.

Commenting on Gadget Show Live Professional, event director Matt Hodgins said: “Buyers, press and industry professionals appreciate the opportunity to see the very latest tech, with many products being launched in the UK at Gadget Show Live Professional.  With some amazing tech launches lined up for 2013 we are expecting Gadget Show Live Professional to be a really inspiring and exciting showcase.”

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Notes to editors

The GSL Professional is aimed at a trade audience of consumer electronics retailers; ICT procurement staff within schools, colleges or universities; ICT procurement staff within local or national government; interior designers and architectects; IT managers and network support staff; facilities managers within offices, hotels, bars and restaurants; museums, galleries, visitor attractions and conference venues; Hifi and music equipment retailers; photography and photographic equipment retailers; custom Installers; property developers and home builders; security providers; toy and games retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers and distributors.

Launched by Upper Street Events, North One and FIVE in 2009, The Gadget Show Live has quickly become the UK’s largest and most dynamic consumer electronics event.  This year’s event will see over 120,000 consumer visitors in attendance from 11 – 15 April. Attracting an audience of electronics retailers, as well as those responsible for procurement of any form of technology or gadgetry for use in their business or organisation. 

Press Registration

Press can register for press passes to attend for free on 2 April at


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