Is it open to the public? Or do you have to be a buyer? The website isn’t clear on this.
Open to the public on saturday and sunday only.
It will probably be very crowded on the weekend, best to avoid it.
But you can get in on the other days if you a) look like a foreigner and b) can somehow prove that you are from a foreign country.
Two business cards with an overseas address will do the trick for b), you have to attach them to the registration form.
Oh, bring more business cards because you are expected to give them if you show interest in particular products. If you don’t have any or they are local people will look at you in a funny way. So I have been told.
Weird, I was just told by someone in the know that it’s open to the public tomorrow. Don’t be going based solely on that information though.
The Computex 2007 is only open to the public on Saturday, and note that this is also the last day of the show:
June 5 ~June 8 (Tue. ~ Fri.) 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
June 9 (Sat.) 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- Hall 4 (TICC) opens at 9: 00 a.m.[/quote]
It’s open to the public only on the last day this year, according to the press release we got yesterday.
So, can one actually buy something or do they only sell in thousands?
They usually have a day when they flog display items, but obviously it’s mostly an exhibition of latest products.
Damn exhibition… Hate it. (Though i like the new stuff they show)
On the first day yesterday , my GF ,having a booth there, was asked 15 times “So ,what are you doing later on”, or "can we have a meeting in my hotel "… Fucked up foreigners… Go to other places to pick up girls damned.
[quote=“Huang Guang Chen”]They usually have a day when they flog display items, but obviously it’s mostly an exhibition of latest products.
But sometimes you can get the latest products’ price without getting the latest products.
I didn’t pick up the products on the spot but asked them to deliver new items to my house.
It’s mainly a trade show for overseas visitors, to establish business contacts, find suppliers (bulk orders), OEM manufacturers etc.
Not really suitable for the individual that’s just looking for a new laptop and a USB stick, but interesting if you are into computer stuff or just want to see what’s new.
I think its just fun to go. It’s one of the bigger computer trade shows around, I think. Since there is no more Comdex. Only CeBIT and some other stuff now.
And I lose my beloved E3.
Hopefully the new E for all is as good as old E3s were.
If you can’t tell, I like conventions.
It is not like the end of year exhibition.
It is mainly for showing the new products for foreign buyers .
The IC design ,OEM manufacturers etc.may get their new contracts or more orders from those visitor or buyers.
It is said they even open the hotel rooms for the buyers to show the products and make the contracts.Because the exhibition place is too small.
There is actually supposed to be no selling on the floor (but some is done) so it can be hard to buy 1 item. You are expected to order by the cargo crate lode!
It can be hard to get in unless you have two business cards for a computer related company from overseas. (my 2 computer printed cards did not work last year )
It gets very busy on Saturday. Go early as computer geeks sleep in.
I worked there on Saturday - Open Public day.
At the end, i saw Russians buying cheap Chinese cameras (2500 NTD or less), i saw schoolkids chasing posters and once and a while, there were bargains like LCD TV’s or monitors. Samples could be bought, like GPS receivers, small stuff, mostly 20-30 % cheaper than in the local 3C. (and tons of guys running around with EOS 400’s to take pictures of the hostesses)
Can’t really blame them. There’s so much sex in the advertising and the promotions at the trade shows here, you can hardly blame a visitor to respond.
Wow. The Ford girl is much cuter than the Hyundai girl!
So I went there Sat with the wife and baby. They would not let the baby in! The wife was in tears. She had to go shopping instead. Turned out to be an expencive weekend! So we bought a modded Wii for the heck of it!
I will be blogging, photos and reviewing some stuff later.
[quote=“ceevee369”]Damn exhibition… Hate it. (Though I like the new stuff they show)
On the first day yesterday , my GF ,having a booth there, was asked 15 times “So ,what are you doing later on”, or "can we have a meeting in my hotel "… Fucked up foreigners… Go to other places to pick up girls damned.[/quote]
LOL! You serious? so messed up
IMO such exhibitions are not a place for babies. In particular in Taiwan where the shows are as NOISY as possible, wouldn’t be the first time my ears are ringing afterwards and I don’t want to imagine what this can do to the hearing of babies and kids even.
This is probably true. But wouldn’t it be my choice?
I would not have been so upset if they had posted that key piece of info prominently, not buried on the 4th page of the web sight in small print.
The sign on the door was prominent if you can read Chinese!
And why 18? I know many 12-16 year old little people who would love the show.