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Taipei Cycle Grows Thanks to Asian Markets

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – The 26th Taipei Cycle Show attracted a total of 7,179 international visitors from 107 countries, a growth of 11.3% compared with 2012. The 2013 edition draw a growing number of attendances from emerging Asian markets.
The 2013 edition draw a growing number of attendances from ‘emerging’ markets in Asia. - Photo Bike Europe
The 2013 edition draw a growing number of attendances from ‘emerging’ markets in Asia. - Photo Bike Europe

By region over 50% of visitors came from Asia, with China (including Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand among the top 10. It is a clear indication of the significantly growing interest of this show in Southeast Asia. Close to a third of the international visitors came from Europe and North America, with United States, Germany, and France among the top 10. Visitors from Australia rose 4%.

COLIPED and the French Pavilion
The EU pavilion, organized by COLIPED and the French Pavilion, organized by UBI France, both indicated positive show results. COLIPED has already requested for more space in 2014, in order to accommodate the growing interest from European exhibitors.

Show date discussion
For 2014 the Taipei Cycle Show is scheduled from March 5 to 8 at Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Hall 1. Regarding the discussion on the show dates which started with Taiwan Bicycle Exporters' Association Chairman Tony Lo said in a speech that he wanted the show dates to change to July; show organizer TAITRA is currently reviewing the survey among all 1,103 exhibitors and over 7,000 international visitors.

"We will not only consider the opinions of the Taiwanese exhibitors, but also those of the overseas exhibitors and visitors. We further stress that the goal for any change to the show would remain on how Taipei Cycle could best serve the global cycling industry. Improving the content and the quality of the show is our top priority for the coming years", said TAITRA in an official statement.

by Jan Willem van Schaik

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