Now in its 38th year, COMPUTEX TAIPEI has witnessed the extraordinary evolution of global and local technology industry by showcasing the epitome of technological advancements each and every year. From Pentium PCs, large-sized monitors, LCD displays to a series of emerging technologies incorporating innovations from various segments, COMPUTEX is now shifting its exhibition focus to Android-based, cloud computing, smart mobility, touch and AI-enabled services as well as other software applications and business solutions to stay in step with the industry’s march toward software-hardware integration.
Walter Yeh, TAITRA President & CEO, said that with the output of its IT industry exceeding US$10 billion in 1994, Taiwan has continued to thrive as an IT manufacturing and advanced technology powerhouse. To keep growing with the local technology sector and build a solid footing for the future, this year’s COMPUTEX will feature latest innovations in the fields of AI, 5G, Blockchain, IoT, Innovations & Startups, and Gaming & VR, as part of its mission to lead technological development and realize the vision of building a global technology ecosystem.
More than just an exhibition: value-added services to market Taiwan
Always at the forefront of the industry’s evolution, COMPUTEX commits itself to serving as a platform for the convergence of technology resources around the world. At the same time, it leverages latest technologies to digitize services that optimize buyer experience. In 1996, COMPUTEX pioneered and implemented the world’s first online exhibition, bringing the show to buyers who cannot attend in person. Besides online registration and RFID-enabled badges for entry validation launched in 2010, this year will also see the introduction of facial recognition for access control at COMPUTEX Forum. Moreover, COMPUTEX Forum was live-streamed in 2016 under a partnership with Twitch, giving everyone in the global technology community a front-row seat in one of the world’s best and most important technology conventions.
By providing accessible and thoughtful services to participants, COMPUTEX also seeks to market Taiwan, help visitors experience the hospitality of Taiwanese people, and improve international visitors’ perception about Taipei, the event’s host city. In addition to offering tourism and visa information to international visitors, COMPUTEX also pioneered in 2017 with a service counter at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport where foreign visitors can get their badges to the exhibition. Shuttle buses between major hotels and exhibition halls are also available for the convenience of business visitors from abroad.
Keeping up with the pace of technology advancement, COMPUTEX connects local companies with the world through centering on themes that are relevant, impactful and diversified. Capitalizing on the momentum of cross-domain innovative services, the event prides itself as being an essential platform for fostering the integration of global technology resources as it works hand-in-hand with partners to usher in a brighter tomorrow for the industry.