COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the world’s second largest and Asia’s largest ICT tradeshow, is going to see record-breaking prospects in the numbers of the exhibitors, booths and International buyers in the upcoming COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010. The show will feature wide-ranging products and forums related to e-reading, cloud computing, 3D technology, digital signage, mobile internet and such. Match-making procurement meetings held exclusively by TAITRA at COMPUTEX TAIPEI consolidates the show’s B 2 B role as the ultimate procurement platform. With the global economic downturn coming to an end, the meetings are bound to help the ICT annual extravaganza further business for all participants.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI keeps outperforming itself!
COMPUTEX TAIPEI is one of the few ICT tradeshows with continued growth (in scale, visitors, and exhibitors) in the face of the global economic downturn while some other tradeshows had to reduce their exhibition days and areas. 1,750 exhibitors have signed up for COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010, using 4,700 booths-- an increase of 50 exhibitors and 205 booths from previous year. It is expected the show will attract a record-breaking 35,000+ international buyers this year. The platform that gathers the best partners, prices, concepts, and components generated business worth an estimated US$20bn last year
Major players annually head to COMPUTEX TAIPEI to launch their latest technologies and products, such as Intel, Acer, AMD, Asus, Microsoft and so on. Last summer ACER underscored the importance of this dynamic trend-discovery platform by using it to team up with Google to unveil the Android mobile phone; AMD launched the world’s first DirectX 11 graphics processor. And Asus unveiled its 11-inch Eee PC Seashell. Intel introduced Core i7. Microsoft announced the wide adoption of Window 7. To further meet the demand, “New Product Launch Sites” both at the TWTC NANGANG Exhibition Hall and Hall 1 will have dozens of product launches by the exhibitors to help visitors get hold of the latest simply at one spot.
2,000+ procurement meetings make a difference!
Match-making procurement meetings, more than 2,000 of them, are a core function at the annual show. In 2009’s show, these 1-on-1 meetings were exclusively arranged for top firms with annual sales exceeding US$10 mn, and generated business worth US$700 mn. This year’s show welcomes heavyweight buyers from across the globe with annual sales over US$50 mn to attend the match-making procurement meetings: annual sales exceeding US$22 bn is Alcatel-Lucent (Germany); annual sales exceeding US$2 bn are Best Buy (Canada), Future Shop (Canada), Newegg (Canada), Ingram (Canada), and Medion (Germany); annual sales exceeding US$1 bn are Siemens (Germany) and Pixmania (France).
A series of events on the way
For the past 29 years, COMPUTEX TAIPEI has transformed itself into not only the world’s leading ICT procurement platform, but also an important force that has helped shape the ICT world that we see today. The show’s new slogan “Shaping the Future!” perfectly tells the story. In more than a hundred conferences and forums held during COMPUTEX TAIPEI, trends will be discussed and the future envisioned. E-reading will be discussed at the forum “E-book Industry Trend and Design Forum”； “3D Technology and Design Forum” will be focusing on the technology’s latest development and application；the widely-discussed cloud computing will also be featured in “Taiwan Int’l Cloud Computing Forum”.
Meanwhile, to celebrate the 30th anniversary, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 will hold a golf tournament as a platform outside of the showground for networking and exchange of expertise between VIP professionals from home and abroad；COMPUTEX TAIPEI Miss Tech will be at hand, equipped with the skills and charm that can best represent the functionality and beauty of today’s ICT.
The design & innovation (d&i) awards winners will be announced during the show, and it will also include new product launches and demonstrations by key players across the ICT field. With a string of events and services as well as a big variety of products and technologies that are bound to dazzle the visitors, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 aims at outperforming itself as it welcomes IT professionals and press around the world.