TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since its establishment in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI has witnessed the evolution of Taiwan’s and the world’s ICT industry. The show’s position in Taiwan makes it a vital link in the island’s complete supply chain, as well as a professional platform for companies from all over the world to release new products and technologies.
Domestic exhibitor registration for the 2016 COMPUTEX show was completed in December of 2015. Confirmed exhibitors include Acer, Asus, MediaTEK, and Advantech, as well as early overseas registrations like Intel, Microsoft, Haier, Siemens, Hisense, and Supermicro. Registration for overseas exhibitors is still open, and COMPUTEX continues to receive applications. The combined scale of the show is expected to exceed 5000 booths, a clear sign of the exhibitors’ faith in this professional show.
COMPUTEX has a new positioning in 2016, which is to become the ideal platform for Building Partnerships in Internet Computing Ecosystems. The Internet of Things, innovation and startups, and business solutions make up the show’s major themes as part of its mission to read the pulse of the newest waves in smart technology.
In conjunction with the show’s themes, the show organizers—the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA)—have specially organized three new exhibits to debut in the 2016 show: SmarTEX, InnoVEX, and iStyle.
SmarTEX will be unveiled in TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 and focuses on the major applications of the Internet of Things in security and safety, home and entertainment, wearables, automotives, 3D printing, and smart technologies.
InnoVEX is a startup village that will operate out of TWTC Exhibition Hall 3, featuring out-of-the-box, open booths and networking spaces to create a matchmaking platform between investors and startups, as well as a series of forums, demos, and networking sessions to maximize innovative, technological, and investment exchanges.
The new iStyle exhibit will be held in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, featuring Apple-certified peripherals and apps.
The 2016 COMPUTEX d&i awards have also added two new categories, Wearable Technology + Smart Applications/Products and Smart Home + Security, in response to the shifting industry and rise of startups, as well as a new award, the COMPUTEX d&i Rising Star award, to encourage participation from startups.
COMPUTEX continues its efforts to enhance its services for exhibitors and buyers. The show won the UFI Marketing Award in 2014 and the AFECA Award for Outstanding Trade Exhibition in 2015. Winning international awards for outstanding trade shows 2 years in a row is an unprecedented honor in Taiwan’s MICE history.
COMPUTEX stands at the forefront of the world’s technological applications. The official website and smartphone app will release all-new versions in 2016, featuring new visuals and optimized user interfaces that are both user-friendly and mobile-friendly for a comprehensively improved user experience. The buyers’ badges will continue to incorporate metro pass functions with RFID technology, and visitors can take advantage of the Wi-Fi in all the venues to enjoy the greatest convenience COMPUTEX can offer.
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TAITRA, 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.
About COMPUTEX TAIPEI:
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 TAIPEI plays off its proximity to Taiwan’s ICT cluster to cover 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, Taipei is a logical destination for buyers looking for partners in Internet computing ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX TAIPEI online at www.computextaipei.com.tw.