The Taiwan Foreign Trade Development Board (TAITRA) has announced that it will not host Computex 2021 in its usual physical format. Despite the efforts of the organizers, the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow the event to be held in the form in which it was previously planned.
Last year, Computex was supposed to be held in Taiwan from June 2 to June 6, but due to the spread of the coronavirus, the exhibition was first postponed to September, and then it was decided to cancel it altogether. In December 2020, it was announced that the upcoming Computex should run as usual face-to-face. The organizers said in a new statement that the pandemic is preventing many participants and media representatives from taking part in the usual format of the event, so there is no point in holding it.
Nevertheless, the organizers of the exhibition are not going to completely abandon Computex 2021. The event is still scheduled to start on May 31, but the event itself will be digital.
The main topics of the upcoming virtual exhibition will be fifth generation (5G) cellular communications, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, high performance computing, cybersecurity, gaming, technology innovation and computing. Computex is very popular among computer equipment manufacturers, who usually present their new products there.
“With the new wave of the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, it doesn’t seem like we’re close to ending it. Most of the exhibitors, including international representatives, visitors and the media, will not be able to join the exhibit due to closed borders. Therefore, the organizers of Computex 2021 decided to cancel the physical format of the event this year “, – said in a statement on the event website.
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