Newspaper article China Post

Massive Tech Trade Show Computex Taipei 2013 Draws to a Close

Newspaper article China Post

Massive Tech Trade Show Computex Taipei 2013 Draws to a Close

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- This year's Computex Taipei technology expo concluded yesterday, drawing over 130,000 visitors from 173 nations and 38,300 international buyers in its 5-day showing, organizers said during the closing ceremony.

According to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, [...]), the expo created an estimated US$25 billion in business opportunities, representing a prime platform for Asia's information and communication technology (ICT) industries, in addition to providing a gateway for international companies in accessing Asia's rapidly growing markets. The number of international buyers grew 6 percent year-on-year, with the top 10 participating nations ranked in order of Japan, the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Germany. The number of visitors from Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates saw marked growths of 46.4 and 36.5 percent, respectively, while visitors from Canada, Germany, Singapore and the Netherlands grew by over 10 percent year-on-year. Overall, more than 60 percent of visitors to this year's Computex Taipei originated from Asia, while about a quarter of attendees were from Europe and North America, with domestic visitors numbering 92,000, according to TAITRA.

Spanning all of Taipei's major convention venues, this year's technology expo featured 5,042 exhibition stalls by 1,724 companies throughout its 5-day run from June 4 to June 8. The expo this year was primarily focused on cloud computing, smart mobility and touch-screen technology.

Forums and Keynote Speeches

Apart from the event's many exhibitions on the latest in technology and consumer electronics, this year's Computex Taipei featured 162 speeches and forums on the latest and emerging ICT trends, attracting over 11,340 attendees. Industry forums were led by top executives from ARM, eBay, Ford, Groupon, IBM, Intel, Oracle and NXP, on hot topics including cloud computing, mobile-commerce and smart living. In particular, the Summit Forum featured speeches from Steve Mollenkopf, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, Benjamin Ho, chief marketing officer of HTC, Ian Drew, chief marketing officer of ARM, Arun Bhikshesvaran, chief marketing officer of Ericsson, and Been-hon Woo, senior director of TSMC. The Summit Forum alone attracted more than 550 attendees, with Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC spotted among the guests of honor. …

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