The organisers behind the Taipei Cycle Show are confident that the exhibition, now in the second of three days occupying the Taipei World Trade Centre, will grow this year.
Pointing to the opening day's attendance figures rising 13.6 per cent year on year, the Far East exhibition this year hosts 1,103 exhibitors from 36 countries. A reported 7,000 international buyers are in attendance.
Taiwan's Vice president Wu cut the ribbon yesterday morning, going on to present four of the design and innovation Gold awards handed out each year. The recipients were Gigantex, Hamax, Global Action and Tektro. These awards, now in their second year, are organised by the Taiwan Bicycle Exporter's Association, alongside TAITRA and the iF Design Forum. A total of 44 winners of awards have been selected from 184 entires.
The Tour de Taiwan once again teams up with the trade show to promote cycling in Taiwan. For the first time a representative from European Cycling Federation (ECF) joins the IBDC (International Bicycle Design Competition) Forum, for a joint presentation with King Liu, president of Giant, to address the topic: Forging Taiwan into a Cycling Island.
It is estimated that the show could generate as much as US$300 million worth of business within the cycle trade.
The Taipei Cycle Show has now been running for 26 years.
The first of the Show Daily magazines can be read here.