Computex 2011 is nearly here, marking the first show since the organisers signed a memorandum of understanding with German trade show CeBIT - but some things never change.
Computex, in Taiwan's capital Taipei, is the world's second-biggest computing trade snow - so naturally thinq_ is here to bring you all the coverage. While the show doesn't officially open until tomorrow, we've been taking a behind-the scenes look at the work that goes into organising such a large event.
Split across five buildings, Computex 2011 is the biggest show yet - and although organisation started shortly after Computex 2010 was finally over, there's a lot of last-minute work still to do.
Behind the scenes, many stands are still under construction - and while that's nothing to worry about just yet, the companies affected will be anxious to get everything ready for tomorrow's opening ceremony.
It's always jarring seeing what goes on just before the doors open - and contrasts markedly with the polished finish that the organisers of Computex always manage to pull off.
With visitor registration opening tomorrow, Taipei's hotels are full to busting - and it's looking like it'll be a record-breaking show.
Keep visiting to see our exclusive Computex 2011 coverage throughout the week.