COMPUTEX 2016 Opens Next Week with Expanded Global Presence, New Exhibit Themes, and Accommodations and Services for ICT Buyers

The U.S. is well represented by industry giants, exciting new startups, and investors and executives at conferences and forums

TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--COMPUTEX, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, welcomes international exhibitors and leading industry professionals to COMPUTEX 2016 next week, May 31 to June 4 in Taipei, Taiwan. This year’s COMPUTEX features new exhibits that showcase IoT applications (SmarTEX), Apple-MFi-certified peripherals and devices (iStyle), and innovative startups (InnoVEX). Prominent U.S. companies are among the show’s exhibitors, and several American startups and high-profile venture capital firms and accelerators will take part in InnoVEX.

Companies exhibiting at COMPUTEX 2016 represent 29 countries and a greater international presence than any COMPUTEX ever before. Furthermore, visitors to this year’s COMPUTEX come from more than 160 of the world’s 196 countries. Some of the largest technology firms in the United States will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX, including Microsoft, Intel and NVIDIA. Qualcomm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, and IDC will also participate in the CPX Conference and share their insights into future technology, disruptive innovation, IoT ecosystem partnerships and IoT applications.

“COMPUTEX’s popularity year after year reflects the rise and importance of ICT applications worldwide,” said TAITRA Executive Vice President Walter Yeh. “It’s also a testament to our continued success in showcasing the industry’s leading companies and breakthrough technologies to ICT professionals, whether they’re investors, distributors, or buyers. With this year’s new exhibits and uniquely designed agenda, we expect it to be the best COMPUTEX ever.”

At InnoVEX, which runs from May 31 to June 2, two exciting American startups will be showcasing their technology and networking among some of the industry’s most influential executives and investors.

  • Lucid VR, based in Sunnyvale, CA, has developed a stereoscopic camera that captures the world the way the human eye sees it—with true depth, and a 180-degree field of vision—combined with an online universe for sharing experiences and exploring life through immersive VR videos.
  • Toii, based in New York City, designs and produces virtual tokens and toys integrated with augmented reality (AR), near field communication (NFC), digital gaming, and gamification. Its services help people connect the physical to the digital.

"Lucid VR is excited to participate at this year's COMPUTEX,” said Joe Hill, VR evangelist at Lucid VR. “The InnoVEX exhibition will give our VR camera technology and VR production studio valuable exposure and allow us to meet and network with investors, buyers, and strategic partners in the industry."

Services for International Visitors and Buyers

ICT professionals receive admission to the show’s exhibition halls at no charge. They are invited to attend seminars and keynotes by CEOs and leading industry experts. The show’s Buyers Lounge provides free Internet services, so visitors can rest and relax, check email, and surf the Web in comfort. Also, COMPUTEX provides free Wi-Fi access throughout all exhibition halls so attendees can text and email as they go from booth to booth.

Additionally, COMPUTEX attendees can pick up their badges at the Taoyuan and Songshan airports, and receive free shuttle rides from the Taoyuan airport to their hotels and to the show venues. They also receive free metro rides anywhere around Taipei during show dates so they can take in Taipei’s sights throughout the week.

To maximize the visit, TAITRA, the organizer of COMPUTEX, has upgraded the COMPUTEX app with additional new functions, which include exhibitor and product search; a list of free COMPUTEX shuttles and routes; floor plans; latest news from COMPUTEX; show events; online show publications; and business matching opportunities with push notifications of recommended exhibitors. The COMPUTEX app is available in Chinese and English for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

About COMPUTEX TAIPEI (known as COMPUTEX):

Established in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, in the heart of Taiwan’s ICT cluster, covers the whole spectrum of ICT from upstream components-manufacturing all the way to system assembly and IoT applications. With over a third of the world’s computing devices made by Taiwanese companies, Taiwan is a strategic destination for buyers looking for partners in Internet computing ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX TAIPEI on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw and on Twitter @computex_taipei using the hashtag #COMPUTEX.

About TAITRA:

TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council, organized 36 exhibitions in 2015. A total of 11,475 international and local exhibitors participated, occupying 32,982 booth spaces and visited by 82,939 international visitors.

Contacts

Graham & Associates
Todd Lane or Masha Rumer
415-986-7212
COMPUTEX@graham-associates.com

Release Summary

COMPUTEX 2016 opens next week with expanded global presence, new exhibit themes, and services for ICT buyers. The U.S. is well represented with startups, VCs, accelerators, and industry giants.

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Contacts

Graham & Associates
Todd Lane or Masha Rumer
415-986-7212
COMPUTEX@graham-associates.com