Discover Canada’s Ultimate Consumer Electronics Show
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015 | Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
Experience the Future of Consumer Electronics at TAVES!
The TAVES Consumer Electronics Show is Canada’s ultimate technology showcase, connecting trade professionals, media and consumers. This world-class exposition attracts companies from around the globe and showcases cutting edge technology and innovation spanning a broad range of categories, including wearables, smart devices, video gaming, audio, home theatre, digital imaging products, electronic gadgets, as well as the latest in-car entertainment and technology. The show presents an unrivaled opportunity for all companies – from major brands to crowd-funded startups – to launch prototypes, new products and beta software to a wide range of mainstream and specialist media outlets. In 2014, TAVES received remarkable television exposure thanks to news coverage from CBC, CP24, CTV, CityTV and Global TV. Last year’s show was also covered by the largest number of specialist media to date. No other Canadian technology trade show can claim this kind of success! The 2014 edition of the show was attended by over 4,200 visitors and offered a high ratio of female attendees, as well as under the age of 30 visitors.
Going into its fifth year, the 2015 edition of the show will take place from Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites on the border of Richmond Hill / Markham, in the Greater Toronto Area (part of York Region). This part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is commonly referred to as “Canada’s High Tech Capital” since it is home to an extremely high concentration of technology companies – over 4,400 Information & Communications Technology companies reside here. This area also offers Canada’s fastest growing population and Ontario’s second largest business community. It hosts one of the most educated workforces in North America, with 53 percent of post-secondary graduates with majors in Information & Computer Sciences, Engineering and Business Administration. Geographically, the intersection of Highway 404 and Highway 7 in Markham / Richmond Hill is situated right in the heart of the GTA and is easily accessible by all major highways and public transit. Strategically, the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites is simply the perfect location for the rapidly expanding TAVES Consumer Electronics Show. This October, TAVES expects to attract the largest number of highly qualified attendees to date, along with an unprecedented media coverage.
NEW for 2015! Introducing the TAVES Technology Innovators Meetup Group
To complement the annual trade show, TAVES has launched a monthly Meetup group called Technology Innovators “Powered by TAVES” designed to connect existing and start-up companies with the organizers of TAVES, consumers curious about technology and media. This Meetup group is also helping to rapidly spread awareness about TAVES throughout the technology community, while forming strategic relationships with the key players in the industry. We invite you, or your company, to participate in one of our monthly Meetups, hosted a different venues in the GTA. For more information about this Meetup group and upcoming events, please visit www.meetup.com/Technology-Innovators-Meetup-Powered-by-TAVES
Business and Media Opportunities at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show
Attended by hundreds of business owners and trade professionals, TAVES represents an unparalleled opportunity for business to business opportunities, networking and new business development. For the first time in 2015, TAVES will host a number of conferences dedicated to the growth of small and mid-sized businesses – all business owners are invited to participate! More details about this will be announced soon. The show is also covered extensively by the media, allowing exhibitors to connect with major TV networks, radio stations and an impressive number of technology and consumer electronics publications, websites, blogs and social media networks. The 2015 edition of the show will offer exhibitors more media exposure than ever before thanks to new strategic partnerships with the media.
The Jolt! Art Gallery Returns For 2015
The Jolt! Art Gallery was a huge success at last year’s show and will return for 2015, with some exciting new additions. The gallery will feature art from local artists ranging from paintings to photography and sculptures. The gallery will showcase over 100 pieces of art from nearly 20 artists, displayed throughout the main TAVES show floor for every visitor to take pleasure in. At the heart of the gallery will be a large room dedicated to drawing a connection between consumer electronics products and art, featuring artwork as well as exceptionally designed consumer products. The Jolt! Art Gallery helps to attract a more diverse audience to the show and also makes the show more attractive to female visitors.
TAVES and Social Media Marketing
Sign up early to exhibit at TAVES to secure your company with the very best space and we will start immediately promoting your company through our social network of over 8,000 followers (between our TAVES, CANADA HiFi and Guydster sites)! The TAVES social media campaign has already began with regular updates being posted every few days, to not only promote our exhibitors, but also to give updates on the TAVES event and future contests to help foster the excitement for this year’s amazing event. If you or your company has not already followed TAVES on Facebook or Twitter you can do so at www.facebook.com/taveshow and www.twitter.com/taveshow.
TAVES is an Extremely Well Promoted Trade Show
TAVES focuses a great deal of attention on marketing the show to both consumers and industry professionals, ensuring that a healthy number of visitors attend the show. This year’s show will be promoted through a well-balanced advertising campaign that includes television, radio, daily newspapers, magazines, websites, social media and electronic newsletters. TAVES recognizes the importance of media exposure and will continue to work closely with mass market and consumer electronics media to guarantee extensive coverage of the show. All of this media attention makes TAVES a perfect event for the launch of prototypes, new products and brands.
The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites – The Perfect Venue For TAVES
The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel offers one of the largest convention spaces of any hotel in the Toronto area, while being situated in the heart of Canada’s technology community, which is home to over 4,400 Information & Communications Technology companies. This new location offers a more attractive proposition to the companies in the area, while being easily accessible by all major Greater Toronto Area highways and public transit. Free parking for consumers will be a welcome bonus. In 2015, TAVES will once again increase its footprint by offering more exhibition space than ever before. The “Technology & Innovation” pavilion is set to feature a record-breaking number of start-ups, technology and software development companies. Some of the expanded space will also be devoted to hosting various popular start-up, technology and developer Meetup groups. Finally, the delivery of show materials to this hotel will be significantly simplified compared to previous years. Scheduling of deliveries will be much more flexible and no one will have to worry about parking tickets.
Become a Sponsor of TAVES Today
The TAVES Consumer Electronics Show offers a wider range of sponsorship options, at very reasonable price points – starting at just $1,000. Becoming a show sponsor early in the year enables companies to receive incredible value and exposure in front of trade professionals, media and consumers. Please contact our team today to learn about the various sponsorship options.