Located in the expansive, glass-enclosed South Entrance to the Messe Berlin convention center, ShowStoppers 2022 featured 50 companies ranging from recent start-ups to innovative products from more recognizable brands. The event, which is exclusive to press, consistently features businesses pushing the boundaries of how we can use technology to improve our daily lives. This year’s event, which marks 26 years of ShowStoppers, was no different and featured a slew of unique innovations.
Two products from the event – Carbon8 and Pret a Pousser – were featured in our IFA 2022 Product Roundup and for good reason. Both Pret a Pousser, which specializes in indoor hydroponic gardening solutions, and Carbon8, which instantaneously carbonates water, are scalable in the United States and provide quality solutions for high-demand challenges. A third vendor of note from the event is Zendure, which is providing the first semi-solid state battery energy storage system. Think of it as an electric generator that can be used to power your house in case of emergency or charge your electric vehicle at night.
While ShowStoppers featured plenty of information discovery, it was also a great opportunity for colleagues to reconnect and network after a two-year hiatus. Moreover, with all the catered food and champagne, an unsuspecting onlooker couldn’t be faulted for looking at the event and confusing it for a social gathering.