A feature of the Taipei Cycle Show for the past 18 years, the joint European booth in the 2010 Taipei Cycle Show was again very successful, according to the organizers COLIPED/COLIBI, which represent European P&A and bike makers respectively.
According to Secretary General Greet Engelen, “Our European exhibitors did good business and established several new contacts.”
Although the initiative started as a member-only bicycle parts & accessories joint European booth, its scope was enlarged. Both participating COLIPED and COLIBI members are granted the member participation fee and also European producers of full bicycles are welcomed on the booth. As such, Hungarian (electric) bicycle producer Gepida made their first appearance on the booth in 2010."
COLIPED/COLIBI said in a statement that “Contrary to what was generally believed a couple of years back, the Taipei Cycle Show keeps on gaining importance. The new Nangang Exhibition Center, only built 4 years ago, has already become far too small to accommodate all interested exhibitors. The Taipei Cycle organisers’ decision to ‘freeze’ the surface (i.e. former exhibitors could not get more surface than they did in 2010) made that registration for 2011 was launched early. Already in September 2010, the European booth was completely sold out.”
The 2011 joint European booth will host 28 companies, two of which are new: Alpina Raggi from Italy and Hesling Products from The Netherlands. For a complete 2011 exhibitors’ list, floorplan and advantages of joining the European booth, see http://www.coliped.com/