Berlin, Germany – Sept. 7, 2016 – IFA, the leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, opened in Berlin for 6 consecutive days from September 2-7. A total of 27 exhibition halls showcase product categories such as home & entertainment electronics, audio entertainment, home appliances, games and multimedia, mass communication, communication, and technology & components. According to the organizer, 1,828 exhibitors participated (an 11% growth from 2015) using 158,000 square meters of exhibition space (a 5% growth from 2015). Major world brands such as Bosch, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Vestel, Huawei, Haier, Hisense, Lenovo and Philips gather at this important stage using interactive marketing to display their latest products and technologies.
IFA 2016 focuses on mobile communications, data management, smart home and digital entertainment. For the first time, the organizer plans a 4-day B2B IFA Global Markets (9/4-9/7), in downtown Station Berlin exhibition hall especially for OEM/ODM manufacturers. IFA Global Markets is limited to professional trade visitors and buyers which differentiate from IFA’s open to the general public admission.
Taiwan manufacturer, ACER, introduces a variety of gaming and light-weight notebooks at IFA 2016 and HTC continues to draw attention with its VIVE virtual reality devices. TAITRA, Taiwan External Trade and Development Council, also leads a group of Taiwan manufacturers to participate. In addition to holding a press conference, it also sets up a COMPUTEX d&i Awards Display Pavilion, showcasing winners of innovative ICT products. A total of 87 winning products were selected by iF of Germany on both innovation and design. The COMPUTEX d&i awards provide opportunities for Taiwan and world products to show their excellence and quality to the European visitors at IFA 2016. Products relate to virtual reality, micro projectors, laptops and peripherals were the most popular among visitors and received the most inquiries.
COMPUTEX d&i awards have been held for 9 consecutive years, since 2008. This year, 253 product entries were received from 12 countries and 87 were chosen for the awards, including 5 Gold Awards and 1 Rising Star Award (for startups). Winning products that go on the world tour receive international exposure and leads generated during the show provide even more business opportunities for these winners, demonstrating substantial benefits of the awards.
After display at IFA 2016, the winning products of COMPUTEX d&i Awards will proceed to: Mumbai, India for COM-IT 2016; Jakarta, Indonesia for Indocomtech 2016; Las Vegas, USA for CES 2017; as well as Barcelona, Spain for MWC 2017; and other important ICT exhibitions and potential emerging markets. Registration for COMPUTEX 2017 d&i awards will be available December. In the meantime, for more related and updated information regarding COMPUTEX or the awards, please check out the official website: www.ComputexTaipei.com.tw.
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COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 showcased from May 31st to June 4th, bringing together global technology companies such as ABB, Acer, Asus, Audi, BenQ, Cooler Master, MSI, SAMSUNG, Siemens, Mercedes-Benz, and more targeting 4 main themes: IoT applications, business solutions, innovations and startups, and gaming. This influential and important global ICT event attracted 40,969 international ICT professionals to the show, an increase of 4.7% from last year. International visitors came from 178 countries worldwide, growing by 9%. Top 5 countries/regions that produced the greatest turnout of international visitors are: China, Japan, USA, Hong Kong and Korea, showing the influence and importance of COMPUTEX while echoing its new position of “build partnerships in internet computing ecosystems”. COMPUTEX Establishes its Influence and Reaches New Heights COMPUTEX 2016 hosts 1,602 local and international exhibitors occupying 5,009 booths, including 23% first-timers. COMPUTEX grows and evolves with ICT industry over the years, and its efforts are recognized by established and emerging tech companies. As a top-notched global professional ICT exhibition, COMPUTEX attracts great number of local and international buyers each year. This year, TAITRA arranged 822 1-on-1 procurement meetings to directly link 188 VIP buyers with exhibitors, promoting superior ICT products to the world, and facilitating engagements among tech professionals. The debut of InnoVEX, exhibit for innovations and startups, also created new dynamics at COMPUTEX. Futuristic fabrications, event lineups on two stages, contests, and displays of 217 startups (including 25 award-winning teams) contributed their creativity and energy to attract 10,975 visits in three days. COMPUTEX continued to reinvent itself. For e-sports and gaming, COMPUTEX collaborated with HWBOT by holding HWBOT World Tour 2016 at COMPUTEX and invited global overclocking professionals to challenge hardware capabilities. Director of HWBOT Taiwan, Pieter Jan-Plaisier, said, “Great devices by gaming manufacturers in Taiwan and reputations of COMPUTEX attracted many overclocking masters to this debut event in Taiwan.” The Light Gallery of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 was redesigned into an overclocking arena for this unprecedented competition. IoT and Innovative Trends set New Future Technologies @ COMPUTEX COMPUTEX 2016 focused on IoT development as great number of exhibitors displayed their latest smart devices including all aspects of IoT, smart retail, integrating virtual reality, 3D priting and comprehensive business solutions. During COMPUTEX, chip giant, Intel, announced its collaboration with Hon Hai for developing various network infrastructure technologies, fully demonstrating the importance of COMPUTEX in the ICT industry and how IoT will lead the next wave of industry revolution. Besides IoT developments among established industry leaders, COMPUTEX 2016 also celebrated innovations and startups at the debut of InnoVEX exhibit. Startups around the world were invited to showcase their ideas, search for investments, or find regional distributors. This year, 217 startups from 22 countries enriched COMPUTEX 2016. InnoVEX Pitch Contest provided financial incentives and experienced judges, attracting 102 participating teams from 17 countries. After three eliminations, eight finalists competed on June 2nd. The winner was MoBagel, the only team from Taiwan selected in 500 Startups accelerator of 2015. It proposed “Real-Time Predictive Analytics for IoT Devices”, predicting big data analytics and combining artificial intelligence with connected home appliances for smart business forecasting. CPX Conference Aggregates Industry Knowledge with More Insights COMPUTEX not only offers the exhibits of supply chain and procurement platforms, but also focuses on the breakthroughs of IoT. The CPX Conference, organized by TAITRA, consisted of world tech leaders. The lineup of the 2-day conference included: CEO of ARM, Simon Segars; innovation designer for Milan Candidate City Expo 2015 and one of three major futurists in the world, Vito Di Bari; Rahul Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of connectivity, Qualcomm; Steve Wyatt, Group Vice President of ABB Robotics; Erdal Elver, President & CEO of Siemens Ltd. Taiwan; Lucas Wang, CEO of HWTrek; Allan Yang, CTO of Advantech; Simon Wang, Senior Director of Internet of Things Business Development, TSMC and more tech executives delivering keynote speeches on IoT applications, ecosystem partnership, and innovative startups, attracting over 2,300 audiences. During the keynote, Simon Segard indicated, “IoT is no longer just an imaginary concept. Hardware-software integration will facilitate comprehensive solutions in various aspects. Under IoT ecosystem, technology, enterprise, platform and information integrations will enable more opportunities.” And Vito Di Bari pointed out; solid manufacturing capabilities in Taiwan had laid a solid foundation for technology innovations. It’s important to connect with ecosystem partners to develop and expand influences. COMPUTEX continues to contribute to technology developments with insights from tech executives and futurists at CPX Conference. COMPUTEX, Leading ICT Exhibition in Asia, More Tech Breakthroughs in 2017 At the closing press conference, Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President of TAITRA, said, “TAITRA would like to express our gratitude to all supporters. COMPUTEX 2017 will open from May 30th to June 3rd with focuses on innovative technologies such as AI, VR, AR, and smart manufacturing to promote Taiwan’s influences in the ICT industry.” Belinda Chen firstname.lastname@example.org[Read more]
Taiwan’s Cutting-edge Technology Trade Fair “COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016” The Year of VR! HTC, SAMSUNG showcase VR related products Startups showcase VR and unique IoT products Taiwan’s Cutting-edge Technology Trade Fair, “COMPUTEX 2016,” hosted by the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taiwan Computer Association (TCA) has reached Day 5. This year, exhibitors start the VR trend on the showground where many VR related products and services are presented and available for personal experience, getting the attention and interest of visitors. Excitements fill TWTC Hall 3 with the most advanced VR. SAMSUNG showcases a combination of a rollercoaster-like motion chair and VR, which turn into 4D realistic experiences. It’s excitement beyond just VR and many visitors rushing to get a first-hand experience. HTC showcases the “Room Scale VR,” which allows an entire room to be enjoyed as a VR space, and lots of people lined up to experience the latest technology. Audi showcases realistic driving videos utilizing SAMSUNG’s VR technology. In the Startup Exhibition Area, iStaging focuses on “VR x Interior”, demonstrating a virtual experience that recreates the user’s home in VR. It allows the user to place interior items in the VR room and choose items that best fit for a room. This useful technology caught the attention of many visitors. In addition, some startups that showcase unique IoT related products are as follows. THUNDER TIGER showcases a product with the idea of “Submarine + Go Pro”, which allows for underwater filming by a submarine that can be controlled via a remote or smartphone. WISO, recognized at this year’s COMPUTEX d&i Awards, showcases security related products that protect women and children through smartphones and social networking. In addition, there are many exhibitors featuring unique product showcases, including Seafirm, known for its virtual keyboard; SurveyCake, known for its research service featuring stylish and easy-to-use UI; and QBee, which showcases smarthome related IoT products. These fascinating products from 2017 startups demonstrate the momentum of IT and startups in Taiwan and around the world. Many of the exhibitors are considering the expansion of business in Japan, which will be interesting to follow. COMPUTEX 2016 will continue until June 4th in four venues across Taipei City. This year is even more exciting than last year. Over 130,000 visitors are expected. It’s a must see show! In addition, those who are interested in exhibiting or participating in “COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017”, please contact TAITRA, organizer of COMPUTEX.[Read more]