COMPUTEX returns to Nangang after two years of virtual expos

05/11/2022 10:14 PM
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COMPUTEX Taipei 2019. CNA file photo
COMPUTEX Taipei 2019. CNA file photo

Taipei, May 11 (CNA) After two years of virtual expos, COMPUTEX, Taiwan's internationally renowned technology trade show, will return to Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei from May 24-27, the organizer, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), announced Wednesday.

In addition to the on-location expo, an online exhibition called COMPUTEX DigitalGo will also be held from May 24 to June 6, said TAITRA, Taiwan's foremost nonprofit trade promotion organization.

About 5,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries have already pre-registered their attendance, while around 200 international buyers have been invited to participate in 1-on-1 procurement meetings, according to TAITRA.

TAITRA plans to roll out entertaining visitor experiences and services to help connect attending buyers and sellers.

CEOs and senior executive members from such international tech conglomerates as AMD have been invited to share their insights through speeches and presentations, TAITRA said.

The first program to be feature at the expo will be held May 23, with Lisa Su (蘇姿丰), chairwoman and CEO of AMD, virtually delivering a keynote speech titled "AMD Advancing the High-Performance Computing Experience."

Two other keynotes addresses include presentations from Microsoft and NVIDIA. The former will introduce the company's new flagship operating system Windows 11, while the latter showcases the latest practical applications of the Grace CPU chip.

Industry leaders will also share their viewpoints on future trends in the field of information and communications technology, TAITRA said.

Topics such as technological innovation and the environmental, social, and corporate governance challenges companies face with growing awareness of the need for carbon neutrality will be featured in programs at the expo for industry professionals and attendees, TAITRA added.

Due to travel challenges and social distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, COMPUTEX has been held virtually for the past two years.

COMPUTEX 2022 marks the expo's return as a real world event.

(By Tseng Chih-yi and James Lo)

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