COMPUTEX 2022 was successfully launched at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 on May 24, and will be on display until May 27. President, Tsai Ing-wen, Minister of Economic Affairs (Taiwan), Wang Mei-Hua, Chairman of TAITRA, James Huang, Paul SL Peng of Taipei Computer Association, and other distinguished guests attended the COMPUTEX 2022 opening ceremony. The event was held to promote the flourishing development of new digital technology. President Tsai Ing-wen said in her speech that COMPUTEX is a vital trade platform for the global high-tech industry, which helps local companies deepen their international links and connect to the worldwide market, and demonstrates the strength of Taiwan's information and communication industry to the world. The development of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computers, and cloud computing will depend on chips. Therefore, we will continue to assist Taiwan in leveraging its strengths in high-end hardware manufacturing, channeling information and communication energy into more fields, and making the overall economy more competitive internationally.
For the past 20 years, technology has been a common language that has empowered the world and achieved significant milestones in history. Even during pressing challenges such as pandemics and supply chain disruptions, we continue to create infinite possibilities through technology. COMPUTEX's mission has always been to provide the world's leading technology exchange platform. This year, COMPUTEX will bring a new, upgraded, virtual and realistic exhibition experience, which is expected to stimulate more technological innovations and join hands with global technology companies to welcome a better future, said James Huang, Chairman of TAITRA.
Global ICT benchmark companies showcased innovative technologies and solutions at COMPUTEX. GIGABYTE previewed the new future of applications, including AI, 5G, edge computing, intelligent transportation, security, and gaming and entertainment with efficient computing power. Delta Electronics focused on sustainability issues and presented power management and thermal solutions for industrial automation, data center infrastructure, and electric vehicle charging. Kioxia presented its new XG8 customer SSD series for high-end laptops, desktops, and workstations. At the same time, Epoch Garage+ led 48 start-ups to showcase their innovative strengths in AI, IoT, health care, and green technology.
With the six themes of "Smart Drive," "Infinite Experience," "Digital Resilience," "Pioneering Computing," "Innovation and New Creation," and "Green Sustainability," and the COMPUTEX DigitalGO online exhibition (from now until June 6), COMPUTEX 2022 used multiple channels to build an international communication platform to present a complete picture of the forward-looking development of the global technology industry ecosystem.
In addition, several keynote speeches and forums were held simultaneously during the show. This year's CEO Keynotes featured AMD, NXP, Micron Technology, and Supermicro, sharing their latest corporate visions from a technology perspective. There was also two keynote speeches by Microsoft and NVIDIA, broadcast live on COMPUTEX Youtube.
The COMPUTEX Forum was held on May 26 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 1, 1st Floor, Area J. Three sessions were held. The morning's first session was titled "Technology Empowerment, Building Industry Ecosystem." Texas Instruments, Ericsson, NXP, NVIDIA, and Micron Technology were invited to join the event to discuss how global technology giants can find partners to pursue new technologies and embrace change.
On the afternoon of May 26, Delta Electronics shared "Zero Carbon Emissions, Building a Green Energy Technology Island," explaining how companies can make good use of digital technology to achieve sustainable management and meet the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. The third session was themed "Innovating for the Future," with HTC, IBM, Dassault Systems, and Nokia Taiwan using the Metaverse as the topic to demonstrate how companies can actively deploy smart life and successfully reshape their work patterns.
This year's "In-Show Live Stream," the official news channel of COMPUTEX 2022, provided visitors with the most up-to-date and complete coverage of the event during the show and interviews with financial expert Peter Kurz. The "Theme Guides" were hosted by financial expert Yudong Ruan, technology expert Dr. Jeffery Chiu, and famous e-sports host Yuniko. KOL (Key Opinion Leader) Yun, Moana, and other industry opinion leaders discussed the highlights of this year's show and lead fans to visit the booths, bringing different technology discoveries. There were also media views on COMPUTEX from (USA journal) Embedded Computing Design, (Japan media) DEMPA PUBLICATIONS INC, and (South Korea media) IT Chosun, once again showing Taiwan's technological strength to the world!
The organizer indicated that COMPUTEX 2022 exhibited at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 1. In addition to technology trend sharing, industry application showcase, exciting and interactive in-show live room, and themed tour, six themed photo booths were also set up, and those who finish taking photos and uploading them had a chance to win a limited number of COMPUTEX 2022 exclusive NFT’s. We hope you enjoyed COMPUTEX 2022!
Source: (Taiwan) Commercial times
On December 19, MEET TAIWAN hosted a Sustainable MICE, Taking Strides Towards Net Zero sharing event. This event showcased the significant strides Taiwan has taken in sustainability and carbon reduction efforts over the past year, achieved through guidance and incentive measures in partnership with MICE stakeholders.To encourage international business travelers to extend their stays in Taiwan, the International Trade Administration (TITA) and the Taiwan Tourism Administration (TTA) collaborated to produce a travel incentive program. Scheduled to begin in 2024, the program will offer travel subsidies of up to NT$2,000 (approximately US$ 65) per person per visit and a maximum of NT$500,000 (approximately US$ 16,000) per event, aiming to promote the development of Taiwan's MICE and tourism industries.This year, MEET TAIWAN also launched a MICE carbon footprint calculator to assist organizers and exhibitors with quickly estimating carbon emissions of their events. The convention and exhibition Product Category Rules (PCR) were also established, paving the way for organizers of Taiwanese MICE activities to pursue ISO 14067 certification starting next year. With support from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), 25 MICE industry entities successfully reduced their carbon emissions by 148 tons, averaging a 70% reduction.The event featured a certification ceremony for companies that have achieved international standards, plus the MICE Sustainability Awards. A highlight of the year was the collaboration between TITA and SEMI Taiwan, where the canvas used for a large banner at SEMICON Taiwan 2023 was recycled into reusable lunch bags and donated to students in disadvantaged communities, demonstrating an exemplary standard of sustainability and friendliness.Looking ahead, MEET TAIWAN will continue to support Taiwan's MICE industry in its pursuit of sustainable development and in enhancing its international competitiveness.
The 2023 Sustainable MICE Awards, organized by the International Trade Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, encourages Taiwan's MICE industry to practice sustainable ESG concepts and reduce carbon emissions to achieve sustainability goals.The Sustainable MICE Award for SDG Implementation recognizes MICE companies that have innovative approaches to implementing sustainable development goals in the areas of environment, society, and economy.The Sustainable MICE Award for Carbon Emission Reduction recognizes innovative and replicable practices of carbon emission reduction during events organized by MICE companies and NGOs.This year, a total of 35 projects vied for an award; after a two-month review by a professional judging panel, the top three of each award and several best practices were selected.Notably, there were 27 projects entered in the Carbon Emission Reduction category this year. To encourage continuous improvement of MICE industry participants regarding sustainable actions and innovative practices, the judging panel decided to increase the category's number of best practice awards. Consequently, there were a total of 6 best practices for Carbon Emission Reduction this year.The Sustainable MICE Award winners for this year are:Sustainable MICE Award—SDG ImplementationWinners1ST PlaceICC Tainan Green Year, ICC Tainan Co., Ltd.2ND PlaceInterplan 3D Configurator, Interplan International Corp.3RD PlaceISO 20121 implementation across events, arTecture Co., LBest Practice【The Sustainable Development Vision Project】, Round Table Professional Conference OrganizerBest PracticeOYA_Low Carbon Solution, O,YA MARKETING SOLUTION & INTERIOR DESIGN CO., LTD.Sustainable MICE Award—Carbon Emission ReductionWinners1ST PlaceHaoFun_Sustainable Tourism Expo, Golocalday Ltd.2ND PlaceWorld Earth Day & World Reading Day Events, Buddha's Light International Association Chung Hua3RD PlaceSDGs Asia 2023, Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE)Best PracticeDigiAsia 2022, Taipei Association of Advertising Agencies (TAAA)Best PracticeAsia Pride Games Taipei 2022 & Sports and Equal Rights Conference, Taiwan Gay Sports & Movement AssociationBest PracticeSDGs Asia 2023-"GILDAN Sustainable Clothing Showcase Pavilion", ArtDoor Creative Co., Ltd.Best Practice2023 42nd Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX), Taiwan Design Research InstituteBest PracticeSustainable Taiwan Expo 2022, Intercon Convention Management Co., Ltd.Best PracticeTaiwan Smart Agriweek 2023 & Taiwan International Ocean and Fisheries Industry Show 2023, MY Exhibition Co., Ltd.To congratulate all of the Sustainable MICE Award winners, a press conference and awards ceremony has been held on December 19, 2023, at the Taipei International Convention Center. Presenting the awards will be the Ministry of Economic Affairs' International Trade Administration Director General.
When new technologies such as AI, glasses-free 3D, VR, and XR are applied to exhibitions, what astonishing results can be expected? The Expo-Tech Digital Exhibition Pilot Project launched by the Taiwan International Trade Administration (TITA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has the answer as a developer of creative solutions using these technologies. Practical experiments conducted at two international exhibitions have garnered the attention of MICE professionals.The COVID-19 pandemic caused a dramatic upheaval in the global exhibition and convention industry. In 2019, the MICE industry in Taiwan reached a value of NT$48.2 billion. Foreigners attending exhibitions, conferences, incentive travel, and other events in Taiwan generated an economic benefit of NT$35.66 billion. Since the pandemic, the industry's value in 2022 had only recovered to NT$22 billion. Nonetheless, the post-pandemic global MICE industry has been accelerating its recovery starting in 2023. With active international exchanges, MICE events are taking place in Taiwan, bringing vitality and energy back to the industry.The global pandemic forced a rapid advancement in digitalization, prompting the MICE industry to actively integrate both online and offline elements. This resulted in the launch of online exhibitions and video-based procurement and negotiation meetings to maximize opportunities in the zero-contact business environment.As the governing authority overseeing the development of Taiwan's MICE industry, the Taiwan International Trade Administration of the MOEA launched its Expo-Tech Digital Exhibition Pilot Project to help industry players navigate the trend towards digitalization. The Project received the Industry Partners Award from the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) for the year 2023. The key to its success and international recognition lies in its collaboration with partners in the MICE ecosystem to jointly drive the industry's transformation and upgrade.Faced with challenges posed by the pandemic, MICE industry professionals are actively exploring digital exhibition technologies to showcase diverse facets of the industry. TITA's Expo-Tech Project is leading industry towards digital transformation and green transformation, paving the way for a smarter and more sustainable future.The Expo-Tech Project recently introduced six digital solutions, which were tested during the Taiwan Hardware Show and Kaohsiung International Food Show in October this year. These solutions are: a Glasses-Free 3D Interactive Experience that integrated AI pose recognition technology and XR immersive technology, an XR Panoramic Factory that combined 360-degree panoramic imagery with panoramic display screens, electronic paper that reduced disposable promotional materials, Web-VR Technology that supported simultaneous online exhibition browsing and interaction for multiple users, a Visitor Resume and Check-in Assistance System that allowed attendees to self-check-in and access entry passes, and Mobile Guided Exhibition Services which provide guidance for exhibition booth routes. These innovations attracted significant interest from industry professionals, providing hope for more opportunities to collaborate and increase implementation in the future.These six solutions were developed with a focus on enhancing the interactive experience for exhibition attendees. Various factors were taken into consideration, including people (attendees and exhibitors), products (exhibition items), and venues (exhibition halls). Moreover, the project brings together TITA, international exhibition venues, exhibition organizers, and several technology giants, to jointly create digital exhibition service solutions that showcase smart venues and creative virtual-to-real interactions. The goal is to achieve technological advancement in the MICE industry and the industrialization of expo technologies.Source: Business Weekly