2017 WCIT World Congress to Take Place in Taipei Sep. 10 through 13
The 21st World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will be held in Taipei from September 10 through 13. The press conference announcing the major IT occasion took place on July 25 with Deputy Mayor Charles Lin presiding over the event.
According to the deputy mayor, the city is working on improving its network infrastructure leading up to the major international event. He also remarked that the theme of the exhibition will be “Asian Innovation in Taipei.” In addition to showcasing some of the services offered by smart city policies, he also looked forward to the exhibition as an opportunity for networking among local and international industry players, as well as demonstrating the city’s potentials in ICT.
The WCIT event – regarded as the Olympics of the IT world – will take place at Taipei International Conference Center between September 10 and 13. As the host city, the city government will sponsor the 2017 WCIT event and showcase various smart Taiwan achievements at the affiliated exhibition. The showcase will include 30 booths on topics spanning “Smart Public Housing” to “Smart Transportation” to “Smart Healthcare.”
To show support for the vision of “DIGI+,” the press conference invited dignitaries including Minister without Porfolio Wu Tsung-tsong, Minster of Economic Affairs Lee Chih-kung, Chairman Yvonne Chiu of both WITSA and CISA, Director Yang Chih-ching of Industrial Development Bureau, and over 70 representatives from industries, academia, and government.
After 17 years, Taiwan has once again secured the hosting rights to this year’s WCIT. There will be 16 tracks of conferences and activities, as well as a future technology showcase at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 comprising over 680 stalls and B2B international matchmaking events.