In the past decade the character of the Taipei Int’l Cycle Show changed drastically from a dedicated industry event to an overall distributor happening attracting large crowds and more exhibitors year after year. It started in early 80s as a promotion event for the local bicycle industry and supported by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Next week Wednesday March 7 the 25th edition of this international bike sector gathering is opening its doors. The number of international visitors of this jubilee edition is expeted to exceed the one of last year. At that time a substantial number of international visitors decided to cancel their trip due to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Next to that the importance of China for the bicycle industry and Taiwan’s international trade is growing.
Nangang Exhibition hall too small already
Since fours years the Taipei Int’l Cycle Show takes place in the new Nangang Exhibition hall and it look as if it is too small already to provide enough space for all exhibitors. With 1,500 booths exceeding the maximum of 2,500 booths the first and fourth floor of the exhibition hall can provide, the show organizer has once again opened the sixth floor and its outdoor area.
To facilitate more than 200 domestic and overseas exhibitors TAITRA decided to expand the event to its exhibit area in TWTC Hall 1, Area H which is adjacent to Taipei-101. As the new building adjacent to the existing Nangang Exhibition hall will no be ready before 2015, TAITRA will use the former location of the Taipei Cycle Show in the Taiwan Trade Center in the coming years to avoid long waiting lists of exhibitors.