Taiwan Expands Exhibition Capacity
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan – Invested and built by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC) is the first multi-functional exhibition center in South Taiwan. The brand new venue will open on April 14th.
The center is operated by Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Cooperation, a member of Uniplan Group. The KEC is now scheduled to have more than 30 conferences and 10 exhibitions, including international trade fairs such as Taiwan International Fastener Show and Taiwan International Boat Show organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Trade opportunities for South Taiwan
Among the conferences, more than half are meetings with more than 1,000 participants. This brand new exhibition center will bring trade opportunities to the MICE industry in South Taiwan and be an important contributor to Kaohsiung City’s economic development.
In order to provide a more efficient and user-friendly event space, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Cooperation is investing TWD 250 million (€ 6.1m) to enhance facilities and improve the environment.
New Nangang Hall
Next to the new KEC, Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade is also investing TWD 7.26 billion (€ 177m) to expand the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. It is built on a 3.36-hectare lot opposite existing Hall 1, the annual venue of the Taipei Int’l Cycle Show. The new hall is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
In 2016 the new Nangang hall will give the necessary space to the expanding Taipei Int’l Cycle Show. According to TAITRA the new venue will resolve the current waiting list and provide sufficient space to the exhibitors who are now faced with a packed Nangang Hall 1 during the Taipei Int’l Cycle Show.