Friday, June 13, 2014
News this week: Last week, the 34th edition of Computex Taipei, co-organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), concluded with the participation of over 1,700 exhibitors spread over 5,000 exhibition booths. The five-day show covered three venues: Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) and exhibition halls 1 and 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center.
Billed as Asia’s largest computer show, Computex ran from 3rd to 7th June and drew more than 38,600 buyers from 166 countries - up 1% vs. last year. The top 10 overseas visitors originated from China, the U.S., Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, and Russia. The largest increase in visitor attendance was reportedly from the U.A.E. (22%), the Philippines (19%) and Sweden (16%).
Walter Yeh, TAITRA’s executive vice president, attributed the increases to newly established direct flights between Dubai and Taipei and TAITRA’s new office in the Philippines. TAITRA also organised 1,840 one-on-one procurement meetings between exhibitors and buyers, with key buyers including Siemens AG, Hisense, Toshiba, MA Laboratories, and Best Buy.