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Computex ends with record breaking numbers

Computex ends with record breaking numbers

The five-day Computex Taipei has attracted a record number of international buyers in its first four days, with 33,317 buyers - up by 5 percent year-on-year - and is set to generate US$20 billion (NT$608 billion)-worth of business orders, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council said yesterday.
As the world's second-largest show of its kind after Germany's CeBIT, the exhibition featured 4,492 booths occupied by 1,725 information and communication industry companies from around the world, up by 53 percent and 30 percent, respectively, compared with those of the previous year.
Computex is mainly a B2B (business-to-business) trade show and only opens on its final day for end-users, so most of the visitors are professional buyers from overseas, according to TAITRA, which organized the show.
Addressing the final day press conference yesterday, TAITRA Executive Vice President Walter Yeh said that among the 1,725 exhibitors, 375, or 21 percent, are foreign companies, indicating that Computex has become a very successful international procurement platform.
"The council is planning to expand the number of foreign exhibitors next year to 30 percent of the total companies on display," Yeh went on, expressing his hope that through such efforts, more international buyers will come to the show.
"As for multinational visitors in the first four days, the U.S. represented the largest group with 14.7 percent of the total visitors, with another 10 percent from Japan, which had the second-largest group of buyers," Yeh said, adding that buyers from Hong Kong, South Korea and China ranked third, fourth and fifth.
The senior trade official added that this year's visitor numbers for the first four days topped last year's, rising 5 percent to 33,317, which is the show's highest ever. "The total number of buyers and visitors for the five-day event will reach 36,000," he predicted.
Citing another achievement of the show, Yeh said it is being held alongside over 2,000 trade meetings that have allowed 113 international buyers from 32 countries to explore procurement deals with the exhibiting companies.
Referring to the potential expansion of the size of Computex in the coming years, the trade official said the second Nangang Exhibition Hall will be established by 2012, which will offer a venue nearly as large as the current Nangang Exhibition Hall, which already provides space for 2,650 booths.


Updated : 2021-08-05 10:41 GMT+08:00