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Taiwan promotes Computex 2018 in India

Taiwan’s leading trade promotion outfit, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), on Tuesday announced this year’s edition of its ICT and IoT events Computex-2018, Smart Asia India and Taiwan excellence here.

Considered one of the largest computer trade shows in Asia, Computex-2018 will be held from June 5 to June 9 at Taipei.

In addition to Computex, TAITRA also promoted Smart Asia India and Taiwan Excellence events in presence of Computex, Smart Asia India and Taiwan Excellence representatives.

Talking to media about the programme at a conference, TAITRA Exhibition Department Deputy Executive Director Mr. James Kuo said, “Through Computex & Smart Asia, we are hoping to create more trade opportunities between India and Taiwan as well as industry cooperation and knowledge partnerships. We look forward to working closely with our Indian partners to explore new horizons”.

Kuo said India is not only one of the fastest growing economies in the world; it is also witnessing an exponential growth in information technology sector.

“India is well known for its strength in software applications and development worldwide, it also serves as a hub of innovation. Both Taiwan and India are known as progressive nations and can make great progress with collaborations and partnerships,” he said.

With a new positioning, the Computex -2018 will be focusing on attracting international players’ participation in its 6 main themes, Al, 5G, Blockchain, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, and Gaming & VR.

Computex made a strong presence at Smart Asia 2017 event. Smart Asia is a trade show which showcases Taiwan’s smart technologies and products to a broad Indian audience.

With its resounding success last year, it is set to return in 2018 with a focus on Smart City Solutions, Smart Technology Applications, and City Development Products & Services.

Kuo said,echoing with the Modi government’s ‘Smart Cities Mission’ which aims to build 100 Smart Cities across India by 2022, Smart Asia India would act as a platform to connect Taiwan’s expertise and India’s opportunities to build intelligent, robust and efficient smart cities.

Sharing his vision for the second edition of Smart Asia India, Mr. Kuo said, Taiwan has been utilizing smart technologies in building efficient modern cities for many years now and is recognized as a global leader in smart city solutions.

“Smart Asia India provides an excellent platform for us to share our experience and create partnerships with India,” he said.

Organized by TAITRA, the show will take place from October 4-6, 2018, at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).

A special presentation on Taiwan Excellence was also presented by TAITRA Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Marketing Department Mario Tsai.

Taiwan Excellence Awards, given out by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and TAITRA to encourage Taiwan industries to upgrade and incorporate innovation and value into their products, will be returning with larger industry participation this year, Tsai said.

Apart from India’s booming demographic dividends, the recent policy initiatives by Prime Minister Modi, such as “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Industrial Development Corridor”, “Smart Cities” and taxation reforms have facilitated business development, which helped India to once again re-emerge as an important global player for industrial allocations.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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