Computex Taipei 2017 will be held between May 30 and June 3 (while InnoVEX ends on June 1), featuring themes such as AI, robotics, IoT applications, innovations and startups, business solutions, and gaming and VR. More than 1,600 companies from around the world will roll out their latest products and technologies at 5,010 booths where all aspects of the global high-tech ecosystem are showcased.
Gartner forecasts that 8.4 billion IoT devices will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31% from 2016. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach 2 trillion US dollars in 2017. In view of these trends, Computex joined hands with technology leaders like Asus, Intel, NVidia, Supermicro and Tesla, a Computex first-timer, in the event’s first press conference today to shed the first light on IoT, AI and other next-generation applications.
“As AI and big data analysis are implemented, testing starts on 5G network signals, and new technologies on gaming, AR and VR are rapidly emerging, IoT technologies are bound to disrupt lifestyles and future business models. Computex is a leader among global ICT trade shows for business matching making, also closely follows worldwide technology trends. In the future, we will continue to transform and invite elite partners around the world to join us and build a global technology ecosystem,” said Walter Yeh, President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
In view of the latest trends in the ICT industry, Computex 2017 will feature four exhibition areas:
SmarTEX: This will focus on five major IoT applications, future commerce and lifestyles. As Asia Pacific is playing a bigger role in the IoT supply chain, the region is also a key player in areas from R&D, manufacturing, end products to user experience. SmarTEX, to be showcased at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, will display IoT applications in security surveillance, smart home & entertainment, smart wearables, IoV & automotive electronics, and smart tech solutions, as exhibitors from Taiwan and abroad join hands to give the world a glimpse of future commerce and lifestyles.
InnoVEX: This is a special exhibit for innovative startups featuring high-tech industry’s next main drivers. InnoVEX is a special exhibit for innovative startups where technologies and innovations from around the world are showcased. The exhibit will focus on six themes— IoT, autopilot system, startup ecosystems, digital economy, AI and IT policies opening from May 30 to June 1 at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3. A series of forums, competitions, presentations, business matching events and interaction activities will also be organized to help foreign startups find their feet in Taiwan and help Taiwan-based startups align with international trends.
iStyle: This is for Apple MFi-certified products. Computex is the only exhibition that connects all segments of the ICT industry. As Taiwan being a key player in Apple’s supply chain, iStyle pavilion is set up at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 for display of Apple MFi-certified products. The pavilion received great feedback when it debuted in 2016 and will be expanded this year.
Gaming & VR: This is the coolest platform to demonstrate the upmost performance of software and hardware in post-PC era. Gaming is emerging as a leading application for post-PC software and hardware era. The Gaming and VR exhibit at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 will showcase gaming laptops, gaming desktops, display cards, gaming peripherals and other advanced hi-performance gaming products. Visitors will also be amazed by the diversity of compelling VR experience at Computex 2017.