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Computex 2017 to Offer New Exhibits and Theme

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After a successful transformation in 2016, the organizers of Computex, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and TCA, are looking to top last year’s overwhelming achievement of 1,602 exhibitors, 5,000 booths and 40,969 international visitors came from 178 countries. InnoVEX at Computex, held for the first time in 2016, debuted with 217 startups from 22 countries, turning out to be the biggest startup gathering event in Asia.

Computex 2017 is set to open from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017 re-positioning to Building Global Technology Ecosystems with new themes on AI& Robotics, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, IoT Applications, and Gaming & VR. The result of an effective transformation last year brings more buyers and opportunities for Computex exhibitors and participation from industry leaders such as ASUS, COOLERMASTER, MICROSOFT and many others are expanding their display areas in 2017. Visitors will also see the last innovations from ABB, ACER, E-LEAD, INTEL, SUPERMICRO, THERMALTEK and many more international companies.

New Exhibits are the highlights at Computex 2017. Four featured exhibit areas are to compliment the new position and themes for Computex 2017. New exhibit, InnoVEX, is exclusively for innovative startups only. SmarTEX is the stage for the latest IoT applications. iStyle, is a special showcase for Apple MFi-certified peripherals. And Gaming & VR is the ultimate platform for the coolest high-performance gaming products.

The Computex d&i awards, organized by Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) and iF, The International Forum Design, is entering the 10th anniversary. These awards honor products with excellent design as well as technical innovation. Computex d&i awards 2017 adds new award categories such as “Robots and Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of things” and “AR/VR Devices + Content” to encourage integration of innovative applications and upgrade industrial technology development.

The winning products will be displayed at Computex throughout the show and then go on the world tour for more international exposure. Leads generated during the show provide even more business opportunities for these winners, indicating substantial benefits of the awards. Computex d&i awards demonstrates as the significant international stage to showcase the latest innovative capabilities with designs for all the global ICT companies and startups.

Every year, TAITRA puts great efforts in organizing the best events to make visiting Computex a rewarding experience for all visitors. Some of the important events include:

  1. Computex will heat up with International Press Conference on May 29th, 2017. World media will preview the winners of 2017 Computex d&i awards as well as get the most updated show info.
  2. A variety of keynote & forums include CPX Conference which focus on industrial insights & future trends; InnoVEX forums for startups, series of Computex Tapei Forums, Intel e21 Forum, Microsoft Forum and more.
  3. InnoVEX exhibits, to take place at TWTC Hall 3, will also offer several forums/seminars, pitches and demos in the same hall. Visitors can expect non-stop action for 3 days and VCs, crowdfunders, accelerators, and industrial representatives will be able to meet and network with the future ICT stars.
  4. TAITRA organizes over a thousand Computex B2B procurement meetings and sourcing Taiwan for government procurement where invited buyers and government agencies from every corner of the world attend for their business needs.
  5. More than 100 new product announcements by exhibitors throughout the show period.

Buyer Servies

  1. Computex offers convenient and efficient registration channels:
  • online registration starts March, 2017 on the official website: computextaipei.com.tw
  • airport service counters are set up inside the airports where international visitors may register, get info, or pick up badges
  • on-site registration counters are also located in the exhibition halls for quick registration and badge pickup.
  1. Computex visitors get NXP sponsored admission badges with easy hall access and discounts to contracted restaurants and shops in Taiwan. International visitors and media are offered an exceptional benefit of free unlimited ride on the Taipei Metro for all 5 show days.
  2. In addition to riding the Taipei Metro, free Computex shuttles from and to the airports are available as well as free inter-hall shuttles and hotel shuttles.

Computex is the total solution to meet the needs of all ICT professionals and more. It builds strategic alliances & ecosystem partners for ICT companies and bridges global startups with investors and manufacturers! Visit the most significant ICT/IoT & startup trade show in Asia from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017. InnoVEX runs for 3 days, from May 30th to June 1st, 2017.

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MediaTek CEO to Take Center Stage at COMPUTEX 2024 Keynote

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TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) has announced that Dr. Rick Tsai, Vice Chairman and CEO of MediaTek, will be a keynote speaker at COMPUTEX 2024 on June 4. Dr. Tsai will explore how the latest silicon advancements and connectivity standards are making AI ubiquitous.

Today AI is already delivering more personalised and intuitive computing experiences. Dr. Tsai will share how generative AI will continue to transform mobility, transportation, smart homes, enterprises, and industrial environments in the future. He will also emphasize the need to make AI more accessible to open up new opportunities for people around the world.

MediaTek is bringing advanced AI capabilities to a wide variety of connected devices. MediaTek powers more than two billion devices a year and is the No. 1 provider of chipset technology for smartphone SoCs, smart TVs, voice assistant devices (VAD), Arm-based Chromebooks, and Android tablets, along with the leading Wi-Fi supplier across broadband, retail routers, consumer electronics devices, and gaming. MediaTek also offers a complete product portfolio for intelligent, always-connected vehicles.

COMPUTEX 2024 with the theme “Connecting AI,” is set to take place from June 4th to June 7th. The event will feature 1,500 exhibitors using 4,500 booths, showcasing six major themes: AI Computing, Advanced Connectivity, Future Mobility, Immersive Reality, Sustainability, and Innovations.

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COMPUTEX 2023 Throws its Doors Open

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The 2023 COMPUTEX and InnoVEX will be held from May 30, in Halls 1 and 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. President Tsai Ing-wen, the Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs C.C. Chen, Deputy Director-General of the EU Growth Agency Maive Rute, James Huang, Chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and Paul Peng, Chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), attended the opening ceremony of COMPUTEX.

This year is the first in-person COMPUTEX since the pandemic. President Tsai Ing-wen extends a warm welcome to participants from around the globe at COMPUTEX, the biggest ICT tradeshow in Asia. Renowned for its cutting-edge expertise in areas such as foundry, PCB, and satellite positioning, Taiwan aims to leverage this year’s tradeshow to enhance its global presence and foster stronger international collaborations. Moving forward, the government and local enterprises will continue to work hand in hand to cultivate a more resilient economy and industry, enabling Taiwan to wield a greater influence in the global supply chain.

James Huang, Chairman of TAITRA indicated, “As a leading global ICT and computing technology exhibition, COMPUTEX has witnessed major breakthroughs in the human technology industry for more than 40 years. Humans are stepping into the era of AI. The key to artificial intelligence is computing power. Therefore, we redefine COMPUTEX as Computing Tech, which is the most important platform for driving computing power in the AI ​​era.”

This year COMPUTEX establishes a new positioning – “Together we create,” focusing on high-performance computing, artificial intelligence application, next-gen connectivity, hyperreality, innovations and startups, and sustainability. Over 1,000 exhibitors participate in 26 countries and regions, such as the US, Korea, Canada, France, Japan, Belgium, and Italy. Exhibitors include Acer, ADATA, ASRock, ASUS, BenQ, Delta, ESSENCORE, GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, Hanmi Micronics, InWire, Innodisk, Kioxia, MSI, Pro Gamersware GmbH, Quanta Cloud Technology, Realtek, Supermicro, Thermaltake, Transcend, YFC-BonEagle ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ZOTAC, Aten, AIC Inc., Chenbro Micom, Posiflex, Seasonic, PNY Technologies, Team Group, Ingrasys, and more, demonstrating the powerful energy of the global technology ecosystem.

With the opening of borders, international visitors look forward to participating in COMPUTEX. More than 30,000 people from 126 countries have registered to visit. To strengthen the connection between Taiwanese industry players and international buyers and expand international cooperation opportunities, COMPUTEX will hold several matchmaking activities, including the COMPUTEX procurement meetings, the global ICT industry government procurement meetings, the Taiwan-EU business and industry cluster matchmaking meetings, European Bank ICT procurement, and more.

In addition, representatives from the European Union Growth Agency and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development led a delegation to visit COMPUTEX, and representatives of industry associations such as the Mumbai Information Association in India and the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association in Vietnam also organized buyer groups to visit COMPUTEX. It is the first time since 2019 that people from all over the world exchange again in Taiwan.

With the ChatGPT craze sweeping the world and in addition to the exhibitors launching solutions equipped with AI technology, TAITRA has invited international technology companies to participate in the COMPUTEX Keynote & Forum. The keynote speakers include NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, exploring how AI can reshape various industries around the world, as well as CEOs or global senior executives from companies such as Qualcomm, NXP, Acer, and Supermicro, who will share futuristic trends. In addition, with the rise of the green supply chain wave, the ESG GO! event will also be held during the exhibition to achieve the net zero transformation goal jointly. Finally, local and international technology influencers will be invited to unbox the highlights of COMPUTEX, striving to create a new look for the exhibition after the pandemic.

InnoVEX 2023 joins hands with 400 startup teams and technology elites from 22 countries to showcase their diverse creativity. Eight countries: Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, and Poland organized national pavilions. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development led startup teams from Greece, Romania, and Egypt. The Epoch Foundation and FarEasTone Telecom Startups Accelerator also lead startup teams to participate. The exhibits cover 5G & IoT, AI & Data, Smart Devices, and other fields.

To connect Taiwan with the global startup ecosystem, the InnoVEX exhibition holds a series of activities, including the InnoVEX Pitch Contest to help international corporate venture capital connect with target startup teams, Global Demo Day showcases innovative solutions from different regions, and holding 【What’s New: The future technology and the next startup trend 2023】 to analyze the international startup ecosystem and discuss technological innovations such as AR, VR, and AI.

COMPUTEX 2023 and InnoVEX 2023 are exhibited in Halls 1 and 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, respectively, showcasing hot technological trends, industrial applications, and the latest solutions.

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COMPUTEX 2022 Kicks off on May 24 with Tech Giants

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COMPUTEX 2022 is set to kick off from May 24 to 27 and will revolve around six major themes: Accelerating Intelligence, Connected X-Experience, Digital Resilience, Innovative Computing, Sustainability, and Innovations & Startups. COMPUTEX DigitalGO, a virtual tradeshow platform, also organized by TAITRA, will take place from May 24 to June 6.

Tech giants have expressed their support for participating in COMPUTEX 2022 Hybrid. Acer, AMD, ASUS, Delta, GIGABYTE, Micron Technology, MSI, NVIDIA, NXP, Supermicro will take part in this expo. As Senior Vice President of IDC, Matthew Eastwood shared IDC’s observation on top tech trends. It is estimated that up to 87% of organizations worldwide have begun to execute a digital-first strategy and that 2022 will be the key for digital infrastructure, driving business model changes. In addition, by 2024, 75% of the Global 2000 will have ESG targets as part of their RFPs, using them to meet their sustainability goals. Enterprises need to focus on security, cloud, software, edge, work, and short-term and long-term sustainability goals, to stand out in this transformation journey.

As the semiconductor industry thrives in Taiwan, the value of Taiwan’s IC industry is expected to surpass USD 163.2 billion in 2022. COMPUTEX 2022 will present the complete semiconductor ecosystem and demonstrate related applications. In addition, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) will serve to connect the six major themes of this annual event, leading enterprises to build a sustainability perspective.

InnoVEX 2022, a dedicated exhibit exclusively for startups at COMPUTEX as well as Asia’s top startup platform, will facilitate networking and matchmaking opportunities between exhibitors and buyers as we are about to witness a new future as startups transform tomorrow with innovations.

COMPUTEX is committed to creating more flexibility and building a digital platform that meets international demands. This year’s exhibition will highlight Tech Insights, Hybrid Displays, Hyper-Personalized Recommendations, and Matchmaking and Networking. CEO Keynotes & Forums, seminars, and keynote speeches from global tech companies will also bring insights. The annual exhibition will feature diverse networking means, including in-person meetings or video conferencing, to establish the most effective and timely communications channels for exhibitors and buyers.\

As a leading ICT tradeshow worldwide, the highly anticipated COMPUTEX will return in physical format in 2022. For companies who cannot travel to Taiwan but wish to expand their visibility, COMPUTEX 2022 offers “Alternative Physical Exhibiting Solutions.” TAITRA will provide the set-up, marketing, and other services to meet the needs of those exhibitors.

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