China biggest buyer as COMPUTEX closes
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.
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.