After postponing it from early June to September, promoters have released Computex 2020 due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The show will miss the year, as do many other professional conferences scheduled for the year 2020. The next Computex event is set for June 1st through 5th, 2021.

The epidemic and the usual travel restrictions to help curb its spread mean that many participants were unable to attend the show in Taipei in September, the organizers explained in a blog post. Taiwan has been called upon to isolate coronavirus patients and impose travel restrictions early compared to the rest of the world, resulting in less than 500 cases and seven deaths from COVID-19.

Computex 2019 attracted approximately 43,000 visitors from 171 countries, organizers said. It is not the only technical exhibition of the year to cancel its 2020 entry. MWC canceled its 2020 show in February, and E3 was canceled in March and Google canceled I / O 2020. Other shows, such as F8’s Facebook developer conference, opted to go with the molded, visual elements of their annual meetings all.