Taiwan is not just about manufacturing and hi- tech electronics, the country is also known for its cuisine. Taipei the capital city itself, has one of Asia’s most lively street-food scene with some exciting night markets such as Shilin and Ningxia
It’s no surprise then that the city hosts annually a food expo in celebration of Taiwan’s vibrant food community and producers, as well as to showcase some of the island’s most innovative food and beverage products.
This year is the 27th International Food show held in Taipei which ran from June 21 to 24. It featured the widest variety of top quality food commodities with emphasis on halal-certified food products, with Taiwan home to 400 halal certified businesses which not only include food and beverage, but also dietary supplement and cosmetics.
Among the exhibits are food-related technology, packaging machinery and catering equipment with 36 national pavilions at the show. Exhibitors were from the United Staes, Canada, Japan, South Korea, as well as from Europe and Central and South America. Newcomers include Italy, Portual and the Baltic countries. While the buyers came from over 100 countries with Asian buyers making up over 80 percent of its overseas buyers.
Also this year’s food expo combines a total of five shows which was held simultaneously. There were the Food Taipei FoodTech and ParmaTech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan HORECA and Halal Taiwan.
The combined event saw some 1,717 exhibitors in 4,011 booths, including participants from 36 countries, to cover every link of the supply chain of each show. Venue was at Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Center and Taipei World Trade Center.
Next year the Taipei International Food Show is scheduled to be held from June 27 to 30.
Taipei International Food Show 2017 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center