COMPUTEX 2017 draws the attention of Indian startups

 India being the 18th largest trading partner of Taiwan is also an important target market for Taiwan government’s “New Southbound Policy” which calls for the development of comprehensive relations with ASEAN, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Following the COMPUTEX 2017 press conference in New Delhi on February 7, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), went on to Bangalore to hold another press conference on February 10.

The press conference hosted by TAITRA has attracted 44 media include well-known media such as Deccan Herald, The Hindu Business Line; local media Prajavani, Kannada Prabha, Samyukta Karnataka, Vijayavani, UNI; TV stations such as Suddi TV, 4MTV, BNNTV; and digital media such as Silicon city news Online, Bangalore News Network, Silicon Village and more.

During the press conference, Mr. Thomas Huang, Deputy Director of Exhibition Dept., TAITRA, indicated that COMPUTEX 2016 was re-positioned to Building Global Technology Ecosystems and launched SmarTEX (focusing on IoT applications) and InnoVEX (featuring innovation & startups). Results of these new exhibits were overwhelming. TAITRA is looking to follow last year’s success with 5 new themes on AI & Robotics, Innovation & Startups, Business Solutions, IoT Applications, and Gaming & VR. Last year, COMPUTEX attracted over 40,000 international visitors from 178 countries to visit the show and Indian visitors grew 14%; ranking the 12th highest number of total international visitors. India is known for its software development ability. Its innovative startups are not to be underestimated. Indian companies are welcome to use COMPUTEX as the platform to expand into the international market and discover more business opportunities.

TAITRA has invited special guest speakers such as Mr. Anil Kumarmuniswamy, representative of Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) who praised highly of Taiwan’s professional manufacturing abilities as well as their business honesty and integrity. Mr. Sunil Maheshwari, representative of LUB is looking to organize an Indian Pavilion to participate at this year’s InnoVEX and invite government officials to visit COMPUTEX. Mr. Mohandas U, President of Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka (CLIK) visited TAITRONICS many times and will lead a group of ICT professionals to visit COMPUTEX this year. Mr. Charles Chen, Chairman of Moxa Inc., believes COMPUTEX is the best ICT procurement platform; it is also the most effective platform for ICT companies searching for ecosystem partners.

COMPUTEX 2017 will highlight 4 featured exhibit areas: SmarTEX, stage for the latest IoT applications; iStyle, special showcase for Apple MFi-certified peripherals; Gaming & VR, the ultimate gaming platform for the coolest high-performance gaming products; InnoVEX, exclusive platform for innovative startups. More than 1,600 exhibitors have already signed up to use over 5,010 booths. InnoVEX, with 217 exhibitors from 22 countries last year, already attracted innovative startups from the USA, Demark, France, Korea, Indonesia, Germany, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many other countries to participate this year. In addition to displays, InnoVEX exhibit also includes a series of events such as seminars and forums, pitch contests, demos, and networking.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Taiwan, in a “World in 2050” research report, the company forecasted, it is possible for India to surpass the US in 2050 and become the 2nd largest economy in the world. Its GDP is expected to grow from 7% to 13.5%. The “Digital India” and “Make in India” projects by the Indian government create the integration of software and hardware and its startup accelerators and smart city business opportunities continue to attract ICT professionals from around the world.

COMPUTEX is the total solution to meet the needs of all ICT professionals and more. It builds strategic alliances & ecosystem partners for ICT companies and bridges global startups with investors and manufacturers! Visit the most significant ICT/IoT & startup trade show in Asia from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017. InnoVEX runs for 3 days, from May 30th to June 1st, 2017.

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