COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the acclaimed annual trade show of the international ICT industry, is scheduled for June 2ndto 6th, 2015, and exhibitor spaces are selling faster than expected. COMPUTEX is expected to fill the Nangang and Xinyi exhibition halls to maximum capacity with over 5000 booths.
COMPUTEX organizers held 14 booth-allocation meetings over 5 days, beginning December 17th. The meetings double as orientation for the exhibitors—with presentations on safety and construction regulations, advertisement and publicity options, and available sponsorship—and for exhibitors to determine their booth location. The meetings had a 90 percent attendance rate.
The main themes for COMPUTEX 2015 are “The Internet of Things”, “mobile applications”, and “Cloud technology and services”. Forums and other COMPUTEX events will be designed to guide the ICT industry as it navigates rapidly changing technology.
With the increasing demand for mobile devices and the Internet of Things driving the growth of big data and cloud services, the forecast for the ICT industry looks promising.
Wearable technology is also expected to be a hot trend in 2015. Apple finally offered the world a glimpse of its long-anticipated Apple Watch in September, expected to sell out upon its 2015 release. The Apple Watch is being produced by Taiwanese firm Quanta. Taiwanese manufacturers are behind many of the world’s most popular mobile devices and have the technological know-how to keep up with the latest tech trends. Taiwan’s Industrial Economics and Knowledge predicts that sales of wearable tech will grow by 104% in the next year, generating $6.8B USD in trade. Furthermore, Gartner expects that sales of wearables showcased this year at COMPUTEX will grow exponentially in the next year.
In response to industry trends, COMPUTEX will premiere the “Wearable Technology” area in 2015. The show organizer, TAITRA, have created this new section in order to offer a closer look at this growing trend. Another new area to expect in 2015 is “3D Business and Applications”.