Countdown to Computex Taipei begins

Computex Taipei, set to run May 30 to June 3 at Taipei World Trade Center, will attract more than 1,600 firms from home and abroad to showcase their latest offerings at the largest information and communication technology trade show in Asia, according to co-organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

During a news conference May 4 in Taipei, TAITRA President and CEO Walter M. S. Yeh said the annual event continues to capture the attention of the worldwide tech community, with more than 40,000 foreign buyers expected to attend.

Following on from last year's focus on building global technology ecosystems, the 2017 show will be arranged around five themes: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Business Solutions, Gaming and Virtual Reality, Innovations and Startups and Internet of Things Applications.

In addition to business matching, product launches and seminars on the latest market and technology trends, this year's edition will feature the debut of Tesla Inc., the world's leading electric car producer, which will be demonstrating its autopilot system. U.S. computer tech giant Dell Inc. will be returning to the show after a decadelong absence to showcase its latest IoT solutions.

Another major highlight will be InnoVEX, a communication and exhibition platform launched at Computex in 2016 to promote technological exchanges among new business ventures from around the world. This initiative is expected to help establish the event as a front-runner in fostering creative entrepreneurship in the innovation-driven global economy, according to Yeh.

Emerging technologies are revolutionizing the global ICT sector and shaping new business models. InnoVEX underscores the commitment of Computex Taipei to building a global ecosystem for innovative startups, the TAITRA president said, adding that he expects InnoVEX to become the leading platform for tech entrepreneurship in Asia.

Running May 30 to June 1, the InnoVEX event will see 244 budding firms from 20 countries meet with business incubators and venture capitalists to present their concepts and products in fields spanning AI, cloud computing, health management, IoT, mobile technologies, virtual and augmented reality and wearable devices.

Source: Taiwan Today