Let’s pour one out for Computex 2020. Despite their initial plan of postponing the event until September, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) have gone ahead and canceled this year’s show entirely. What probably happened was that a ton of big exhibitors pulled out due to Coronavirus concerns.
“The outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 has disturbed all major economic sectors of the whole world,” wrote the show’s organizers. “Many countries have imposed travel restrictions to help curb the spread of Covid-19. COMPUTEX stakeholders, including international exhibitors, visitors and media, may not be able to join the show consequently. Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the organizers of COMPUTEX, therefore decided to reschedule COMPUTEX to 2021.”
The next show will take place June 1 to 5, 2021. We can only hope that the world has returned to a state of normalcy by then.