Why should I attend?

Thanks to progress in computing capability and gradual maturity of various data collection technologies, AI has become the hottest technology topic in 2017, posing as a major driver for a wide range of next-generation industries. Thanks to its application, new technology topics in the fields of consumption industries, the Internet of Things (IoT), communications, and driverless cars have drawn widespread attention. Apple’s new iPhone, which uses advanced panels, has also raised the eyebrows of many, rousing even more concern about the growth outlook of the hi-tech industry in 2018.

The seminar will help attendees gain insight into the following questions:

  • How will AI affect the development of software/hardware and hi-tech industry?
  • How will communications applications and the IoT industry drive the global software/hardware development?
  • What is the next step for the new trend of consumer electronics and driverless cars?
  • What changes will the new iPhone bring to the panel industry?


Representatives of software and hardware companies

Representatives of hi-tech and application industries

Representatives of financial, securities, and venture-capital firms

Academics and public policy figures


Offline seminars organized by TrendForce and Topology have drawn over 10,000 attendees

About the seminar

  • Date: Sept. 29 (Friday), 2017
  • Time: 09:30-17:00 (reception from 09:00)
  • Venue: NTUH International Convention Center, Room 101, 1st floor, No. 2, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100
  • Language: Chinese
  • Fee: NT$5,000 or two points of Topology membership (includes tax, teaching materials, lunch, and drinks/snacks)


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


9:30 AM - 9:40 AM


9:40 AM - 10:20 AM
Chien-hung Lin
Research Manager
Topology Research Institute

2018 forecast for the semiconductor industry--AI-induced innovative applications for products

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Yu-shan Hsieh
Research Director
Topology Research Institute

2018 development trend for the global communications industry

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Yu-pin Chiu
Research Vice President

Five key trends for the panel industry

11:40 AM - 13:00 PM


13:00 PM - 13:40 PM
Chuo-shao Tsai
Assistant Research Manager
Topology Research Institute

Trend and opportunities for the consumer electronics industry in 2018

13:40 PM - 14:20 PM
Chen-shu Lin
Topology Research Institute

AI emergence and corporate deployment and development trend for applications

14:20 PM - 15:00 PM
Shih-ning Liu
Assistant Research Manager

Forward-looking applications of big data and AI in the pharmaceutical industry

15:00 PM - 15:20 PM


15:20 PM - 16:00 PM
Hsien-ping Chang
Topology Research Institute

Driverless car drives the development of the global auto industry

16:00 PM - 16:40 PM
Keng-chun Liu
Topology Research Institute

2018 IoT development trend

*The agenda is liable to change anytime. The organizer has the right to change the speakers and topics, without prior notification. Please take note of the latest information on the agenda posted online by TrendForce.

Purchase of admission ticket


Preferential rate for early purchase

NTD $4,500

available immediately until 2017/9/11


Regular rate

NTD $5,000

after 2017/9/12 and onsite ticket purchase


Topology membership service points

2 points

Topology membership


  • Preferential rate for early purchase: NT$4,500 (available immediately until 2017/9/11)
  • Regular rate: NT$5,000 (after 2017/9/12 and onsite ticket purchase)
  • Topology membership service points: two points of Topology membership

Registration for attendance can be made online up to 12:00PM Sept. 27 (Wednesday). Please register as early as possible!

  • No refund will be available after reception of payment, but ticket holder can transfer his/her right to other person.
  • After receiving ticket fee, the organizer will send a confirmation code to attendee's registered e-mail address, for him/her to report his/her attendance for the seminar at the venue.
  • After confirmation of payment, uniform invoice will be sent via registered mail altogether. Please specify in note column, should you need a personal duplicate uniform invoice.

Transportation information

NTUH International Convention Center, Room 201 (2nd floor, No. 2, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City)


  • MRT Tamsui-Xinyi line (red line): NTU Hospital station, exit No. 2
  • MRT Bannan line (blue line): Shandao Temple station, exit No. 2

Contact us

Ticket affairs contact

Alice Pan
+886-2-8978-6488 ext. 664

Ticket affairs contact

Jade Chou
+886-2-8978-6488 ext. 661

Group ticket/sponsorship

Melissa Ye
+886-2-8978-6488 ext. 823

Media contact

PinChun Chou
+886-2-8978-6488 ext. 669


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