Computex has been moved to September because of the COVID-19 pandemic, its organisers announced today. This shift follows reports of Taiwan companies being concerned with the event being held in June.
The September event will be held over three days (September 28 to 30) instead of the usual five days.
According to a joint statement by TAITRA President & Chief Executive Officer Walter Yeh and Taipei Compute Association (TCA) Secretary General Enoch Du, for the “health and safety of exhibitors and visitors, the effectiveness of the exhibition, and maintaining the Computex brand image, Computex scheduled for June 2-6 will be rescheduled to September”.
Exhibitors who continue to support Computex can take part in an online exhibition on the Taiwantrade from June 2 to 6. Global buyers will be invited to participate in online procurement meetings.
TAITRA will also invite exhibitors to conduct new product launches, as well as invite global ICT companies to share 5G, AIoT, and other smart technology applications through Webinar.
This is not the first time that the annual trade show has been postponed. The 2003 edition was also moved to later in the year because of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Incidentally, Computex that year was also supposed to be held from June 2 to 6, the same as this year’s dates.