Taipei Cycle Show Contemplates on Changing Dates to July
TAIPEI, Taiwan – At today’s opening ceremony of the 26th Taipei International Cycle Show, that is taking place this week in Taipei, a very surprising remark was made by the Chairman of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association Tony Lo. In his speech he talked about changing the Taipei Cycle dates to July.
He said: “Some people are suggesting to change the dates of Taipei Cycle from March to July. It is something to think about.” Probably Tony Lo’s remark is linked to what another speaker said at this Opening Ceremony.
The President of TAITRA (Taiwan’s Export Development Council and organizer of the Taipei Cycle Show) talked about TAITRA’s ambition to turn the show into the biggest in the world on bicycles and bike parts and accessories. Taipei Cycle is currently the number 3 bike show in the world after Eurobike and Interbike. With changing the date to July Taipei Cycle will become a competitor for both shows.
Second Nangang Exhibition Hall
TAITRA is currently building the number 2 Nangang Exhibition Hall. The exhibition space the extra hall will offer is highly needed as the current floor space available for Taipei Cycle is not sufficient. However, to fill a second hall with exhibitors will not take place without drastic measures like changing the Taipei Cycle dates.
Suggestions to move to November
Companies from Europe expressed disapproval when asked about the possible change of the show date to July as it is the holiday period as well as the month for dealershows where the bikes of the new Model Year are launched. They suggested Taipei Cycle to move to early November in order to regain its original function as an industry show for product managers and buyers; a function that currently is offered by Taichung Bike Week.