ComputeX Surprisingly Reschedules Its Event For This Year Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

ComputeX Surprisingly Reschedules Its Event For This Year Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak
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In the light of numerous trade events getting postponed or canceled, people were anticipating what would come of Computex 2020, especially in times like this (COVID-19). However, it seems the biggest PC hardware event of the year is still scheduled for this year but further down to September 28-30, 2020!

This can only be great news because it would mean that we would have to wait for barely four months, and also announcements that were released by partner companies still stands!

But, it goes without saying that this reschedule should not be taken hook, line, and sinker! The reason is that this decision was made based on assumptions that the COVID pandemic would have sufficed to normality greatly by the second half of the year and things getting back to normal.

However, if the current state of the COVID pandemic continues to tip without hopes of dropping by the second half, then it’s likely that Computex, like other events, would be canceled in its entirety. (We hope it vanishes soon)

According to various leakers on the know, this reschedule was based on a particular report by McKinsey Consulting, which expects the COVID pandemic contained by the third quarter of this year.

Well, we can only hope for the same thing. Once we have a vaccine that is confirmed to restore people’s health upon taking shots, then we can safely wait for this year’s Computex to hold September 28-30.

Notwithstanding, all hardware lovers should have their fingers crossed for the Computex holding this year!
Here is the actual press release (translated):

Affected by the severe infectious pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic, as of the date of publication, more than 300,000 people have been diagnosed and distributed in 167 countries around the world, which has severely impacted the economy, trade, transportation, exhibitions and tourism, and other industries. COMPUTEX organizer Taipei Computer Association Director Du Quanchang and Secretary-General of the Foreign Trade Association Ye Mingshui. They jointly announced that based on maintaining the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors, taking into account the benefits of the exhibition and maintaining the COMPUTEX brand image. It was initially scheduled for June 2 to 6 this year. The held COMPUTEX would be postponed until September 28 to 30th at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 2.
To continuously serve the exhibitors and buyers in need around the world, and take into account the health and safety of all attendees, this September COMPUTEX 2020 Special Edition will present critical topics such as 5G and Netcom, smart solutions, e-sports and InnoVEX. According to McKinsey’s latest epidemic report, the epidemic in China and East Asia will be controlled at the beginning of the second quarter, and the outbreak in Europe and the United States will slow down in June.
For exhibitors who continue to support COMPUTEX, the organizer will conduct COMPUTEX online exhibitions on the website, invite global buyers to participate in video purchase negotiations, and invite domestic and overseas indicator manufacturers to launch online new product conferences. At the same time, domestic and foreign investment indicators and industry players, sharing the smart technology applications and latest trends of 5G, AI, Internet of Things, etc. in a network format.