By Lisa Johnston
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Miami – IT and CE retailer TigerDirect will hold its second annual Miami Tech Summit and Holiday Bash at Marlins Park stadium here on Nov. 7.
The public event, co-hosted by Intel, will showcase new and emerging technology from nearly 100 exhibitors including AT&T Wireless, Alienware, Asus, Belkin/Linksys, eBay/PayPal, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, iBuyPower, Kingston, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Planar, Seagate, SMS Audio, Sony, SquareTrade, TCL, Viewsonic and Western Digital.
TigerDirect is anticipating some 10,000 attendees, up from last year’s 4,000 guests, as well as celebrity appearances by 50 Cent and others. Visitors can expect pre-CES previews, giveaways, interactive games, food, cocktails and entertainment. The event will utilize Marlins Park’s high-tech score boards and LED screens, and will employ the center field for brand activations and main stage performances.
TigerDirect, a subsidiary of Systemax, and Intel said their intention is to create “a stadium-sized event showcasing the latest and greatest in technology while continuing their efforts to make Miami a technology hub for the Americas.”
The Miami Tech Summit and Holiday Bash will run from 8 p.m. to midnight, and the first 5,000 consumers and first 1,000 business customers will receive a complimentary “swag bag” from TigerDirect. A website providing more details is under construction at MiamiTechBash.com.
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