China big­gest buyer as COM­PU­TEX closes

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY SUN HSIN- HSUAN

Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (TAITRA, ) Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Wal­ter Yeh ( ) closed the floor of the six-day event, now in its 35th year, COM­PU­TEX TAIPEI 2015, yes­ter­day af­ter­noon at Taipei World Trade Cen­ter (TWTC, ), an­nounc­ing the expo had been a grand suc­cess this year, es­pe­cially in the field of the In­ter­net of Things (IoT).

Be­ing the largest in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy trade show in Asia and the sec­ond­largest in the world, show­ing off more than 1,700 ex­hibitors at more than 5,000 booths, COM­PU­TEX Taipei 2015 at­tracted more than 130,000 vis­i­tors, in­clud­ing 38,000 from over­seas, from na­tions such as China, Ja­pan, the U.S., Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia, Korea, Ger­many, and Thai­land, ac­cord­ing to Yeh.

The num­ber of buy­ers has in­creased 1.6 per­cent from last year, 76 per­cent of whom are buy­ers from Asia, 10.6 per­cent from North Amer­ica, and 7 per­cent from Europe. Buy­ers from Main­land China re­mains the largest pro­por­tion still, fol­lowed by Ja­pan, the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia, Ger­many, Thai­land, and In­dia, Yeh said at the Fi­nal Day Press Con­fer­ence yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. No­tably, there was an in­crease of vis­i­tors from Bangladesh, United Arab Emi­rates and Viet­nam.

The COM­PU­TEX d& i gold award was pre­sented to 5 com­pa­nies: Dell for their XPS 13 Ul­tra­book™ and Alien­ware Area 51 gam­ing desk­top, TPV Tech­nol­ogy for their AOC LX se­ries curved TV and Dig­i­tal Sig­nage X 27” Dig­i­tal Sign, and Smanos for their K1 SmartHome DIY kit.

Thou­sands of Fo­rums Dis­cussed

Big ICT Is­sues

Heated themes this year were dis­cussed at more than 100 fo­rums and seminars dur­ing the expo, in­clud­ing wear­able tech­nol­ogy, smart cities, the In­ter­net of Things and cloud tech­nol­ogy. In­dus­try lead­ers from the United States, Fin­land, South Korea, Switzer­land, Ger­many, the Nether­lands, Sin­ga­pore and Tai­wan spoke at the fo­rums. Dur­ing the expo, TAITRA also or­ga­nized more than 4,000 one-on-one pro­cure­ment meet­ings to di­rectly link buy­ers with our ex­hibitors.

Popular ICT is­sues drew a tremen­dous spot­light this year, in­clud­ing the In­ter­net of things, Mo­bile Ap­pli­ca­tions and Cloud Tech & Ser­vices. Ac­cord­ing to In­ter­na­tional Data Cor­po­ra­tion (IDC), the IoT mar­ket in Tai­wan will grow from 150 mil­lion in 2013 to 290 mil­lion in 2017, a com­pound an­nual growth rate of 19 per­cent.

It is sched­uled that COM­PU­TEX TAIPEI 2016 will un­fold next year from May 31 to June 4.

In ad­di­tion, the ICT sup­ply chain in Tai­wan and its in­no­va­tive and tech­ni­cal ca­pac­ity will at­tract close to 1,700 jour­nal­ists from more than 40 coun­tries such as the U.S., Ja­pan, China, Canada, the UK, Italy, and France.

Cour­tesy of the Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil

Vis­i­tors pack the venue of the COM­PU­TEX TAIPEI 2015, at the Taipei World Trade Cen­ter’s Nan­gang Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall yes­ter­day. The expo has been greatly suc­cess­ful this year, ac­cord­ing to its or­ga­nizer, the Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil.

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