Integrate ICT Industry Achievement:Taiwan to host World Congress on Information Technology 2017

[Press release, October 26, 2015:] Jointly operated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Information Service Industry Association (CISA), the Institute for Information Industry (III), Taipei Computer Association, Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association, Taiwan Association of Cloud Computing and Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association, the WCIT 2017 Opening Ceremony Press Conference was held at the auditorium of Executive Yuan auditorium on Oct 21, 2015. To mark this significant milestone in the ICT Industry, Vice Premier of Executive Yuan Chang San-Cheng, Deputy Economics Minister Shen Jong-Chin, and Chairperson of CISA Chiu Yueh-Hsiang made their appearance at the ceremony. Mr. Santiago Gutierrez, the chairman of the WITSA Board of Directors also visited Taiwan in person for the official announcement of The World Congress of Information Technology 2017 as well as highlighting the achievements of The World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) over the past years to show its importance and value on WCIT all over the world.

The IT industry in Taiwan has extensive experience and played the crucial part in global industry chains for long. Winning the bid to host WCIT 2017 again since 2000, Taiwan would have global leading attendees from the industry and introduce the latest technology and equipment trends from all over the World.

WCIT, dubbed “the Olympics of the world's information technology industry”, is a global information and communications technology summit, would construct large-scale international exhibitions, national theme pavilion and distributor promotional center to show the world the achievements of its ICT industry on display and is the best platform for the global visibility. Taiwanese delegation, which was composed of representatives from government and industry bodies, the leading Taiwanese R&D firms and the cloud software and hardware industry, received several awards and honors as the participant in WCIT activities hosted in Canada and Mexico respectively in 2012 and 2014.

Through the hosting of WCIT 2017, the Ministry of Economy will strongly demonstrate the international promotion of Taiwan's IT industry as well as draw visitors from all over the world. With the coordinating with the computer exhibition, COMPUTEX Taipei, its large international exhibition is expected not only to introduce the latest trends in technology, but invite international buyers and many ICT heavyweights to practical experience. Furthermore, the international exchanges and cooperation with this city is going to strengthen, helping Taiwan achieve the goal of being more visible globally on the smart technology industry. It would also display Taiwan's strength in its soft power in innovative technology.

Agency in charge: _____________Division, Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs (承辦單位)

Contact person: Mr. / Ms. _______________(承辦人英文姓)

Telephone: (02)2754-1255 ext.______(承辦人分機號碼)



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