Asia's Biggest Computer Expo Starts in Taipei

Computex Taipei, the biggest computer expo in Asia, opened here on Tuesday.

The five-day event will present the latest designs in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, with two themed zones to launch: Touch & Display and Smart Tech Applications.

Wang Chih-kang, chairman of the island's external trade development association, a co-organizer of the expo, said at the opening ceremony that this year's Computex is expected to generate business worth 25 billion U.S. dollars for Taiwan's ICT sector, an amount equal to 20 percent of the island's ICT export output in 2013.

Wang said that he had extended an invite to the event to Bai Weimin, vice head of the mainland's China Video Industry Association, in April, when he visited the association in Beijing.

It will be the first time that Bai has led a delegation to purchase panels from the expo. She will visit suppliers in Taiwan and attend a seminar on cross-Strait display industry cooperation.

According to Wang, Computex Taipei will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and attract more than 130,000 buyers from the island and overseas.


Source: Xinhua