Despite Trump Tariffs and Dumping Proceedings Optimism Will Prevail at this Week’s Taipei Cycle Show
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Taipei International Cycle Show that opens its doors next Wednesday, 31 October and runs to 3 November, will express optimism among trade visitors and exhibitors. This despite the dumping proceedings in the EU and the U.S. Trump Tariffs as well as the fact that the bicycle market in general isn’t yet growing in terms of volume. But money-wise it’s showing an opposite trend thanks to high priced e-MTBs which are growing in popularity.
It’s indicated by the trading update of the world’s biggest component maker as well as by the latest market reports for Europe’s Nordic countries as well as Germany. Europe’s bike business went satisfactorily thanks to a long, sunny and warm summer. But it’s still limited to e-bikes as well as e-MTBs. Such market movements will be reflected by the 2018 Taipei Cycle Show which has a very special timing this year. Organizing it late in the year and scheduling the 2019 edition only 5 months later will make that this year’s 31th Taipei Cycle will not go down in the history books as, in terms of visitors, a record-breaking one.
The 2018 Taipei International Cycle Show features 1,150 exhibitors which display their newest products on a floor space of 65,000 square meters. Despite the fact that Taipei Cycle has announced to turn back to its original schedule in March next year, this year’s trade show is being held on a scale as the industry is used to. There are even new pavilions added; ones for the joint display of German and Korea companies. Next to them there are pavilions for EU companies as well as for Japan and Italy and the Light Electric Vehicle pavilion.
The show takes place at the usual venue; the Nangang Exhibition Center where its occupies floors 1, 4 and 5. This year there’s also Taipei Cycle Plus in Hall 3 of the Taiwan Trade Center. The show is preceded by the Demo Day which takes place tomorrow at the Hua Zhung Campsite of the Hua Zhong Riverside Park, situated at the end of Wan-Da Road, Wan Hua District, Taipei.
The 2018 Taipei Cycle Show is opened from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Oct 31 to Nov 2, 2018 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov 3, 2018.