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Computex 2020 is rescheduled for 2nd time in history in wake of Covid-19

By Ken Wong - on 25 Mar 2020, 11:26am

Computex 2020 is rescheduled for 2nd time in history in wake of Covid-19

One of the world’s largest ICT shows, Computex 2020, has been rescheduled for only the second time in its history as Covid-19 concerns continue to impact the world.

Rescheduled to September 28-30 from the original June 2-6, Computex organizers, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) President & CEO, Walter Yeh, and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) Secretary-General, Enoch Du said this was done for the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors, the effectiveness of the exhibition, and to maintain the Computex brand image.

To support exhibitors, Taitra said they would organise a Computex online exhibition over the original period in June to invite global buyers to participate in online procurement meetings. Exhibitors could also conduct new product launches and share their 5G, AI, IoT, and other smart technology applications through webinars.

Computex isn’t the only casualty of Covid-19. While this event was postponed, an early casualty was the Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona that saw itself cancelled outright. Apple is also bringing its annual WWDC event online and Singapore has seen the postponement of events like IT Show 2020 and Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE 2020).