COMPUTEX TAIPEI will open on May 31st. The show will be held for 5 consecutive days, with 1602 exhibitors from 30 countries using 5009 booth spaces. Running in sync with this year’s new position—Building Partnerships in Internet Computing Ecosystems, are 4 main themes that COMPUTEX focuses on: IoT applications, innovations and startups, business solutions, and gaming, reflecting on the latest technology development. The expo also emphasizes on the international exchanges and cooperation among exhibitors. With key exhibitors such as ABB, Acer, ASUS, Audi, HTC, Intel, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, MSI, SAMSUNG, and SIEMENS, a whole new wave of technology trend is expected at COMPUTEX 2016.
As a world leading ICT show, COMPUTEX continues to progress and grow thru time. Break away from the old tradition and image of ‘hardware procurement platform,’ the new COMPUTEX 2016 focuses on global trend of IoT and innovative startups. The show aims to build a comprehensive platform enabling business matchmaking, trend analysis, experience sharing, and ICT product procurement. With the goal of ‘Building Partnerships in Internet Computing Ecosystems,’ COMPUTEX is determined to provide exhibitors and buyers from around the world the most complete technology services and to witness Taiwan as the ‘heart of technology’ in Asia. COMPUTEX 2016 also has an outstanding success with inviting buyers from around the world. Online registration for international buyers reached 15,541 by May 28, a 3.8% growth from last year and the list includes over200 system integrators, global VCs and crowd funding. In addition, the number of exhibiting countries grew a record high of 36 % from last year while the first-time exhibitors account for nearly 23% of all the exhibitors indicating strong recognition and support for COMPUTEX’s transition and repositioning strategies.
COMPUTEX has launched its first startup village—InnoVEX, at Hall 3 of Taipei World Trade Center, featuring exhibits, forums, pitch contests, demos, matchmaking, and after parties, putting together innovative ideas and resources brought by 217 startups from 22 countries. TWTC Hall 1 will feature an exhibition zone for IoT technology and applications, called SmarTEX, which serves as a platform for continuous improvement for important IoT applications such as smart manufacturing, security, smart home and entertainment, smart technology, automotive electronics, 3D printing, and business solutions. In recognition of the great potential of fast growing markets, COMPUTEX also designed designated zones for business solutions and gaming to serve as guidance for tech companies to move forward in creating new business values.
COMPUTEX CPX Conference and InnoVEX Forums Focus on Tech Trends: The highly anticipated COMPUTEXCPX Conference will kick off on May 31 by Simon Segars, CEO of ARM, world leading chip processor, and on June 1, by Vito Di Bari, the Innovation Designer for Milan Expo 2015 and one of the three most influential futurists in the world. InnoVEX will also make its debut this year with two very exciting stages—Center Stage and Pi Stage—for forums and speeches. Internationally renowned incubators, investment companies, and technology labs will take to the stage to talk about their observations on the global environment for startups and provide analyses on how to lead startups to success and overcome any obstacles in the way.
COMPUTEX d&i awards– Products beyond imagination: As the COMPUTEX d&i awards enters its 9th year, President of Taiwan, Ing Wen Tsai, will present the golden award winners personally at the opening ceremony on May 31. This year, a total of 253 entries were submitted by 108 tech companies and the awards go to 87 products from 46 tech companies.
Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President of TAITRA, mentioned ‘COMPUTEX 2016 is in transition for a new look with all new exhibition plans, cutting-edge industry insights, and diversified events and activities. These efforts are to stimulate the development of the entire technology industry.’