Taipei International Information Technology Show known simply as Computex will not hold this year and the organisers are rescheduling it for June 2021. They say that the coronavirus pandemic is responsible for the cancellations.
“The outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 has disturbed all major economic sectors of the whole world. Many countries have imposed travel restrictions to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
“COMPUTEX stakeholders, including international exhibitors, visitors, and media, may not be able to join the show consequently. Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the organizers of COMPUTEX, therefore decided to reschedule COMPUTEX to 2021,” Computex said in a blog post.
The computer show was slated for 2nd June 2020 but was later postponed till 28th September 2020 due to the pandemic. Travel restrictions all over the world would have meant that its guests would have been unable to attend. Computex attracts over 43,000 people from 171 countries according to its organisers.
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The organisers also said they will be ready to restart the show at Computex 2021. Computex 2021 will now hold on 1st -5th June 2021 at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
They haven’t given up completely on the show this year though. Computex will launch an online exhibition on June 29 for Taiwanese corporations to introduce their new products to the global community. The organisers will also launch a Computex Online 2D Exhibition. The new online exhibition will launch on 28th September 2020 to display and promote exhibitors’ products and services.
Computex joins other tech shows in canceling their physical events this year. MWC, E3, I/O, Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference have all canceled their physical shows in 2020. A full list of all the shows and expo’s cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic is available here.
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