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The First COMPUTEX 2017 International Press Conference held in Southern India

2016 Oct 03

Press Contact: Belinda Chen
Exhibition Dept., TAITRA
TEL: +886-2-2725-5200 Ext. 2636
FAX: +886-2-2725-3501
Email: press@taitra.org.tw

COMPUTEX 2017 is going SOUTH, partly incorporating the Taiwan government’s “Go South Policy”. TAITRA, organizer of COMPUTEX, held an international press conference in India, the densely populated country with an overwhelming high market demand. According to statistics, in 2016, India has over 1.2 billion people of which, 20% of the population consists of middle classes that will grow to 40% by 2025. Taiwan India bilateral trade has risen from year 2000 of 1.2 billion US dollars to 2015 of 4.8 billion US dollars. At the same time, India has become Taiwan's 18th largest trading partner and bilateral trades between the two countries are becoming more frequent.

COMPUTEX Press Conference in India was presided over by Mr. Yih-Jyh Kang, Executive Director, Execution Dept., TAITRA. Mr. Champak Raj Gurjar, Chairman of India Federation of Information and Communication, was a VIP guest who also addressed to the audiences. Mr. Kang stated that India has always been known for its software and top engineers in the world, and with the IoT wave, integration of software and hardware is indispensable and are the important elements of successful. He hoped, through this COMPUTEX press conference, renowned software companies from India will participate at the COMPUTEX 2017 exhibition.

Representatives from the TAITRA COMPUTEX organizing team was present at the press conference briefing on the competitive advantages of Taiwan ICT Industry, the development of IoT, the new position of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017 as well as its themes and exhibition contents. COMPUTEX 2017 is scheduled for May 30 - June 3, 2017 with the new position of "Building Global Technology Ecosystems". Four main themes include IoT applications, innovations & startups, business solutions, and gaming & VR. New exhibition areas include the 2016 newly added InnoVEX (for startups), SmarTEX (for latest IoT applications), and also a new gaming & VR exhibit, showing the ultimate high performance gaming products for 2017. The iStyle display area set up in 2016 was well received. This Apple MFi-certified exhibition area will be expanded in 2017. COMPUTEX 2016 attracted more than 40,000 international visitors, of which close to 350 were visitors from India, a substantial growth of 14% from the previous year, and India is also the 12th country with the most number of international visitors.

This press conference attracted more than 35 representatives from professional India media such as NDTV Gadgets, Times of India, CXO Today, Digit as well as new social media Tech 2 and T3 attending. India media showed great interest and recognition for COMPUTEX and its activities during the show.

TAITRA also displays the winning products of the COMPUTEX d&i awards from September 30-Ocotober 2 at the COM-IT show in India. The COMPUTEX d&i awards is the cooperation between TAITRA and the international forum design company, iF. A total of 87 top innovative design products are shown to the India market.

To participate for COMPUTEX 2017, online registration is now available. Interested exhibitors are urged to register early. For registration information, please go to the official website: www.computextaipei.com.tw.



About TAITRA

TAITRA, Taiwan External Trade and Development Council, organized 36 exhibitions in 2015. A total of 11,475 international and local exhibitors participated, occupying 32,982 booth spaces and visited by 82,939 international visitors.


About COMPUTEX TAIPEI (also called COMPUTEX)

Established in 1981, COMPUTEX is the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain and IoT ecosystems. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, in the heart of Taiwan’s ICT cluster, covers the whole spectrum of ICT from upstream components-manufacturing all the way to system assembly and IoT applications. With over a third of the world’s computing devices made by Taiwanese companies, Taiwan is a strategic destination to look for partners in Internet computing ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX TAIPEI on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw

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