Computex Taipei 2021 to adopt hybrid model, beginning end May

04/13/2021 05:56 PM
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Taipei, April 13 (CNA) Computex, one of the world's biggest computer and technology trade shows, will be held in Taipei from May 31 to June 30 based on an "online-merge-offline (OMO)" hybrid model, the organizers announced Tuesday.

"This year, the OMO hybrid exhibition combines onsite events with #COMPUTEXVirtual for an accessible experience that breaks time and geographical limitations by connecting IT ecosystems worldwide," the organizers said in a press release.

Top global ICT companies including Acer, AMD, Arm, Intel, Micron, NXP, Qualcomm and Supermicro will participate in the "COMPUTEX 2021 Hybrid," said the government-sponsored trade promotion group Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which is organizing the 2021 trade show together with the Taipei Computer Association.

The online exhibition, COMPUTEXVirtual, will highlight four features: "tech insights," "virtual displays," "matchmaking and networking," and "hyper-personalized recommendations."

It will seek to create "an unprecedented exhibition experience by recommending virtual booths to visitors via artificial intelligence technology," TAITRA said.

Onsite events will be held in Taipei in the first week of June, according to the organizers.

The highly anticipated COMPUTEX Forum, InnoVEX Forum, CEO Keynote and other forums co-organized with technology giants will take place in the first week of June at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

COMPUTEXVirtual will be held parallel to the onsite event, allowing international participants to take part remotely and gain industry insights, TAITRA said.

The 2020 edition of Computex was canceled amid fears over the continuing global spread of COVID-19.

In 2019, the trade show hosted 1,685 exhibitors from 30 countries and attracted 42,495 potential foreign buyers from 171 countries over a five-day period, according to data from the organizers.

(By Liang Pei-chi and Elizabeth Hsu)


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