Taiwan’s Exhibition Industry Continues to Grow in 2018
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Several of Taiwan’s exhibitions are now ranked among the biggest in the world take for example: Computex Taipei; Taipei International Cycle Show; Taipei International Food Show; Taiwan International Fastener Show; and the Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show – all have record attendance of visitors and overseas buyers with leading international exhibitors participating in the shows.
As a result of which the city’s prominent venue, the Nangang Exhibition Center is in the process of expanding its facilities, to alleviate the need of space by exhibitors. The expansion of the centre’s Hall 2 which is scheduled to be completed in March 2019, will add 34,120 square metres for exhibition and meeting, as well as a multi-functional conference hall that can be converted into 14 separate breakout rooms. Also when Hall 2 opens, it will be able to accommodate more than 5,000 exhibition booths.
The expansion will see the eastern district of Taipei rejuvenated with renewable projects of a software and biotech park, hotels, shopping mall and railway connection.
At the same time, other major cities in Taiwan are fast catching up with organising and hosting exhibitions and trade shows with the bi-annual boat show and the international fastener show held in Kaohsiung and the orchid show in Tainan. Taipei however will remain the hub of Taiwan’s exhibition industry.
The country itself has built a reputation on manufacturing and related industries. Taiwan is a world leader in industries such as bicycle manufacturing, optoelectronics and semiconductors with its industrial structure based on IT and electronics and of late, the country is venturing into biotechnology.
These industries lend support to the exhibition industry in Taiwan – making the country a serious international contender for trade shows and exhibitions. Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) itself is an exhibition organiser aside from facilitating trade for the government the council, organises exhibitions both in Taiwan and overseas.
The media representatives from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore were invited by TAITRA for a familiarisation tour of Taichung, Taipei and Kaohsiung.
Places visit: National Taichung Theater, an opera house that features musical performance and artistic theatrical shows; 2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center; National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts currently under construction and when completed, will be a venue for performing arts; 2018 Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show at Nangang Exhibition Center; and Per-2 Art Center, once an abandoned warehouse converted into a cluster of artistic outlet.