After Being Delayed to September Computex is Now Officially Cancelled
The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected almost all of the world with cities in some cases, whole countries are in complete or partial lockdown. Many conferences and events have either been canceled or moved to online spaces due to the high contingency rate of the virus. Almost all of the tech events such as E3, Gamescom, MWC have been canceled.
Similarly, in March, the organizers of Computex, one of the biggest events that focus on the advancement of the technology related to computers, was delayed from June to late September. At that time, the Covid outbreak was mostly affecting China and some European countries. The home of the conference Taipei was only mildly affected at that time, so there was some possibility.
The timeline felt overly optimistic at that time, and now, owing to the overall situation, the organizers have decided to cancel the event.
According to Techcrunch, the event has now been “rescheduled” to July 2021. If we take a look at the situation of the Pandemic all over the world, some countries have successfully contained it, while for others, it has become overwhelming. While such big conferences with thousands of visitors from different parts of the world are impossible, the online route is still very viable.
Lastly, other tech shows such as IFA will be held as planned in September, albeit with limited attendees.