Computex 2020 was initially meant to take place from June 2-6 this year, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak the trade show was postponed until September. Now, an official statement from Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has announced the show is being rescheduled for 2021.
With events being cancelled left, right and centre this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was no surprise that the trade show was moved from its initial June date. We were a bit surprised to see it pushed back only as far as September, but now it is official – there will be no Computex at all for 2020.
Instead, TAITRA and TCA have announced Computex will be held from June 1-5, 2021 ‘to continue its commitment of building global technology ecosystems.’
TAITRA has also announced a series of new ‘online services’:
- #COMPUTEXOnlineTalks – Key executives from Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Supermicro, Delta Electronics, BenQ Business Solutions Alliance shared the latest tech trends on AI and 5G and discuss for the future technology at the first-ever COMPUTEX virtual event. After its debut on June 2, the livestream was watched by over 400,000 viewers.
- COMPUTEX Online Sourcing Meetings – 30 VIP buyers from 14 counties seized new business opportunities with Taiwanese suppliers on June 3.
- #InnoVEXOnlineDemo – Startups will showcase their new products and technologies via Taiwan Trade Show’s YouTube channel on June 29.
- COMPUTEX Online 2D Exhibition. – The new online platform will be launched on September 28 to display and promote exhibitors’ products and services.
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KitGuru says: Computex is a staple for the KitGuru team so not having the event this year does feel a bit odd. Hopefully by the time 2021 comes around, we will be hands-on to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer.