TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)--The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has announced that the Taiwan Cycle Show will be held concurrently with three existing sporting goods shows for its 27th annual international show in March. The four shows will feature 1,500 exhibitors to showcase products to more than 10,000 buyers in what will be Asia's largest sporting equipment expo event.
“Just a three-hour flight from international cities such as Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, Taiwan is an ideal destination for foreign manufacturers to find reliable suppliers and build partnerships with Taiwanese manufacturers in a variety of outdoor and fitness industries to develop and expand into the Asian market,” said Peter Huong, president and CEO of TAITRA.
The Taipei Cycle Show will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall March 5-8, 2014. According to TAITRA, the bicycle exhibition space was fully booked by the end of September and 27 percent of the more than 1,100 participating companies are from outside of Taiwan, representing 36 countries, including first-time exhibitor Cycling Sports Group (CSG) from the U.S.
The 2014 show will feature a separate exhibit to showcase more than 60 new small and medium-sized newcomers, as well as the Taipei Cycle and d&i Awards organized by TAITRA, the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters' Association (TBEA) and iF International Forum Design. Entries for the 2014 awards will be accepted until December 20, 2013.
TAITRA also announced that plans to complete an expansion of the Taiwan World Trade Center are underway.
“The completion of the Nangang Exhibition Hall in 2016-2017 will help meet the growing needs of the Taipei Cycle and International Sporting Goods show,” said Huong. “It will allow us to further enhance Taipei Cycle's role as a prime platform for sourcing high quality and value cycling products, and accommodate the total supply chain.”