Asia’s largest ICT trade show may generate US$28 billion in business
Asia’s largest ICT trade show COMPUTEX 2012 gets underway in Taipei city in Taiwan from June 5 to 9, 2012.
The show is the second largest in the world, next to CeBIT in Germany. This will be the 32nd edition of the computer exhibition and trade show. Each year, it attracts key global businesses to showcase and launch their new products. Many prominent IT businesses in the world have research and deployment centers or production facilities in Taiwan and this exhibition serves as a global platform for observers, analysts, and journalists of computer and information industries from all over the world to report on the latest technologies, developments and trends.
The show will be hosted at five venues in Taipei. The exhibition will bring together as many as 36,000 international buyers/visitors, the largest number at such an event. There will be 1800 exhibitors displaying their wares in 5300 booths. Over 1,20,000 visitors are expected for the four day event.
Computex 2012 is being organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA). The key exhibitors from Taiwan will,be Acer, A-Data, Apacer, Asus, Clevo, CMC,COMPAL, Delta, Elitegroup, GIGABYTE, HON HAI, KYE, MiTAC, MSI, Muzee, Ritek,Shuttle Thermaltake, Transcend, VIA.
Foreign exhibitors include AMD, Broadcom, Hisense, Intel, Leapfrog, Marvell, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Realtek Semiconductor, Sanyo Denki, SanDisk, Samgsung, Super Micro, Promate, Texas Instrument, TP-Link, USB Implementers Forum, WANLIDA, ZOTAC.
COMPUTEX Taipei will include various other activities like industrial forums, innovation forum, procurement meetings, etc. Computex Taipei Summit Forum 2012 will have global experts discuss IT trends and developments. This year’s theme for the forum will be The Rise of the Post PC Era. Speakers from renowned global companies, including HTC, ARM, NVIDIA, Delta, and AMD, will offer detailed discussions and analysis on the above issue from the worldwide perspective.
Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President, TAITRA says, “Computex is forecast to generate US$28 billion in business for local firms, roughly one quarter of Taiwan’s information communication technology exports last year,” On the scope the engagements scheduled for Comptex 2012 Yeh said more than 1,000 one-on-one procurement meetings bringing local businesses and foreign buyers together have been scheduled, as well as 100-plus speeches and forums where top executives from leading firms will discuss the latest technological developments.
This summer’s COMPUTEX TAIPEI will focus on tablet PCs, ultrabooks, smartphones, e-books, 3D technology and cloud computing.
TAITRA has signed a MOU with three world leading IT trade shows. These agreements cover CEA, the organizer of International CES, Deutsche Messe, the organizer of CeBIT and Messe Berlin, the organizer of IFA. This global move consolidates cross-continent promotions in publicity and information throughout the industry and brings fresh synergy especially from Europe and the Americas.