Panels at the IFA 2013 Global Press Conference

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Following on from the Power Briefings, IFA 2013 Press Conference’s Panel schedule promises to discuss some important trends and impacts to certain product areas and geographical regions. The schedule is as follows;

1:00 p.m.

Room 2

Gfk Europe

Presenter: Jürgen Boyny, Global Director Consumer Electronics, Consumer Choices, GfK Retail and Technology

Room 1

GfK Asia

The Digital World landscape across Asia Pacific

With Asia Pacific growing adoption of consumer electronics, its now the single largest region in the World with positive growth rates even though 2012 was not an outstanding year for technical consumer goods purchases when compared with 2011. In this session, Gerard Tan from GfK Asia will highlight some of the interesting segments that has performed well and talk about why consumer continue to be driven towards buying technology products.

Presenter: Gerard Tan, Account Director for Digital World, Asia Pacific

Room 2

GfK Home Appliances

Presenter: Friedemann Stoeckle, Global Director Major Domestic Appliances, Consumer Choices, GfK Retail and Technology

ca. 2:40 p.m. Coffee break

2:55 p.m.

Room 2


Better Apps or More Pixels?

With a surge of new TV technologies like 4K2K and OLED reaching retail in 2013, the industry is trying to reverse the shift in consumers interest and revitalize the market. At the same time, featuring in both TV and mobile is increasingly based on software not hardware. Consumer usage patterns are unpredictable and surprising. The presentation will investigate the shifts in the supply chain, how established CE brands are adapting their strategies and the new challenge presented by Chinese vendors. Introducing new research on consumer behaviour, it will assess whether enhanced display technologies or new services will appeal most to consumers.

Presenter: Paul Gray, Director TV Electronics & Europe TV Research, DisplaySearch

Room 1

Future Source

Future Gazing: Trends that will shape the CE and Home Appliance markets in the next 3-5 years

Predicting the future for Home Electronics and Appliances is no easy game with few certainties over the next 5 years beyond rising ownership of mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity. This presentation looks at 5 trends that are likely to shape the future of the Consumer Electronics and Home Appliance markets and revolutionise the way that we interact with our devices in the years to come.

Presenter: David Watkins, Research Consultant

Room 2

Closing Session

What is the next thing in consumer tech?

What is the next … ‘Killer Device’ … the next new, greatest thing in Consumer Tech? Some think it’s already here. Perhaps the Smartphone and all that it can do. Some believe that it has yet to be invented or even thought about. Many think it may be just around the corner. But others feel that everything available in our lifetime is already here and manufacturers will simply build-in more features to devices we already have. What do YOU think?

Speakers: Mr Waichi Sekiguchi, Editorial Writer, Nikkei (Japan) Mr Archibald Horlitz, CEO, GRAVIS AG (Germany) Dr. Lawrence Magid, Commentator, CBS News & CNET (USA) Mr Paolo Paglianti, Chief-Editor, You Tech, Gruppo Editoriale Duesse (Italy)

Moderator: Dave Graveline, Host – Executive Producer, Into Tomorrow & ITTV

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