Taiwan Showcasing its Strength in the MICE industry The International Trade Administration under the Ministry of Economic Affairs is making continuous efforts to propel Taiwan's exhibition and convention industry, aiming to position Taiwan as a premier global destination for such events.

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Outstanding Records

  • M&C Asia Stella Awards 2023

    TAIWAN received the "Best Exhibition City (Asia)" and MEET TAIWAN received the "Best Convention & Visitor Bureau (Asia)"
  • Eventex Awards 2023

    MEET TAIWAN received "Silver Award" in the "Green Events" category
  • M&C Asia Stella Awards 2022

    MEET TAIWAN proudly received the "Best Convention & Visitors Bureau-Asia"
  • M&C Asia Stella Awards 2021

    Taiwan received the Best Conferences & Exhibitions Destination (Asia) & MEET TAIWAN received the Best Convention & Visitors Bureau-Asia
  • The 42nd Annual Telly Awards

    The Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan (R.O.C.) received Gold Winner
  • M&C Asia Stella Awards 2021

    TAIWAN was recognized with the "Best Meetings & Incentives Destination-Asia" award & MEET TAIWAN received the "Most Innovative Destination Marketing" special award
  • International Business Awards / Stevie Awards 2019 

    Taiwan received a Bronze Award
  • TTG Travel Awards 2019

    MEET TAIWAN was honored with the "Best Convention & Exhibition Bureau" award
  • IMD World Talent Ranking 2023

    Ranked 20th
  • 2023 IMD Smart City Index

    Ranked 29th
  • The 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world 2023

    Zhongshan District, Taipei Ranked 34 of 40
  • 2023 Leisure Lifestyle Awards

    Best Adventure Destination, International - Taiwan ranked 8th
     Best Leisure Destination in Asia - Taipei, Taiwan ranked 5th
     Best Airport for Layovers - Taipei Taoyuan International Airport ranked 5th 
  • 2023 Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards

    Best Airline in North Asia (excluding China) - China Airlines ranked 1st, EVA Air ranked 3rd
     Best Airport in Asia - Taipei Taoyuan International Airport ranked 3rd
  • Resonance Consultancy 2024 World’s Best Cities Report

    Ranked 42nd
  • NUMBEO Current Crime Index by City 2023

    Lowest Crime Index
  • NUMBEO Health Care Index by City 2023

    Taipei ranked 1st & Kaohsiung ranked 2nd
  • 2023 edition of the CEOWORLD magazine Health Care Index

    Ranked 1st
  • The Heritage Foundation 2023 Index of Economic Freedom

    Ranked 4th
  • Global Finance 2023 Ranking of the World’s Most Technologically Advanced Countries And Territories

    Ranked 3rd
  • Perceptions of Corruption in Asia, the US and Australia in 2023

    Ranked 5th
  • RSF Press Freedom Index 2023

    Ranked 35th
  • Freedom House Freedom in the World 2023

    Ranked 18th
  • Freedom House Freedom on the Net 2023

    Ranked 6th
  • BERI 2022 Business Risk Service

    Ranked 14th
  • UN 2023 World Happiness Report

    Ranked 27th
  • QS Best Student Cities 2023

    Taipei and Hsinchu entered the ranking list
  • Corporate Knights Sustainable Cities Index Report

    Four cities entered the rankings: Taipei ranked 23rd, Taichung ranked 26th, Pingtung ranked 39th, and Hsinchu ranked 62nd
  • Global Power City Index, GPCI

    Ranked 35th 
  • The Halal In Travel Awards

    Most Promising Muslim-friendly City Destination of The Year, non-OIC
  • The Cool List 2024: National Geographic Traveller (UK)

    Tainan, the 30 most exciting destinations to visit in 2024 
  • IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

    Taiwan ranked 9th
  • The 2023 UFI Industry Partners Award

    The Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, "Taiwan’s EXPO-TECH project" received "2023 UFI Industry Partners Award"
  • IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2023

    Taiwan ranked 6th
  • the Expat Insider 2023 Survey

    Taiwan ranked 5th
  • William Russell 2023: The Friendliest Cities In The World

    Taipei, Taiwan ranked 8th, with the highest safety rating on “The Safest Cities in the World"
  • New York Times: 52 Places to Go in 2023

    Taipei, Taiwan was selected as one of the list
  • 2023 NUMBEO Safety Index by Country

    Taiwan ranked 3rd globally, 1st in East Asia
  • GMTI 2023 Top 20 Non-OIC Destinations Rankings

    Taiwan ranked 3rd
  • EIU Democracy Index 2022

    Ranked 10th
  • Global Peace Index 2022

    Taiwan ranked 30th
  • 2022 Index of Economic Freedom

    Taiwan ranked 6th globally, 3rd in Aisa

Taiwan MICE Strength

MICE Facilities That Meet International Standards

Taiwan is actively constructing international-standard exhibition and convention venues, including the "Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1," "Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1," "Taipei International Convention Center," and the "Kaohsiung Exhibition Center," which officially commenced operations in April 2014. These venues have formed a dual-core for exhibition and convention development in the north and south of Taiwan. The "Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2" opened on March 4, 2019, and combined with Hall 1, it provides approximately 5,000 standard exhibition booths and various functional conference spaces. Additionally, the ICC Tainan, which opened on April 21, 2022, has added 600 standard exhibition booths to the southern region. Furthermore, there are plans for the Taichung International Convention Center and the Taoyuan Convention Center, which are expected to propel Taiwan's exhibition and convention industry into a new era.
Taiwan is renowned for the vibrant development of its 3C (Computers, Communications, and Consumer Electronics) industry and has successfully applied high-end technologies to exhibition and convention activities. These include the use of mobile apps, QR codes, 5G, RFID, free Wi-Fi, and the implementation of virtual and augmented reality-based exhibitions. These advanced and convenient services, coupled with Taiwan's friendly and efficient professional support, leave a lasting impression on international business travelers and exhibition attendees.

International Conventions/Meetings

Taiwan has been in a global leading position for its research quality in medicine, information technology, and science sectors, plus maintains close interactions with related international associations and societies. This enables Taiwan to be a professional and mature environment for international conferences.

Abundant Practical Experiences

Solid academic foundations have fostered a prolific academic research scene in Taiwan, with strengths in medicine, biotechnology, and information technology, while business and political science institutions undertake countless international exchanges. Taiwan demonstrates its vast capabilities when hosting international conferences. International conventions, meetings, and incentive travel held in Taiwan:

  • The 38th World Veterinary Association Congress 2023 (5,000 participants)

  • World News Media Congress 2023 (1,000 participants)

  • The 32nd Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL 2023) (3,000 participants)

  • The 41st FIABCI Global Leadership Summit (1,000 participants)

  • The 33rd CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology (1,012 participants)

  • The 9th Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology (ACAR2022) (1,266 participants)

  • The 25th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS 2022) (1,200 participants)

  • The 9th World Congress of Biomechanics 2022 (2,200 participants)

  • The Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organization 2021 Conference (APELSO 2021) (1,462 participants)

  • The 17th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology (AOCN 2021) (2,917 participants)

  • The 17th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases ISVHLD - Global Hepatitis Summit (ISVHLD GHS 2021) (1,548 participants)

  • The 32nd World Congress of International Association of Surgeons (1,000 participants)

  • The 2020 ICCA Congress (1,500 participants)

  • The 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference (2,000 participants)

  • The 2020 World Internet Conference (WIC) (1,200 participants)

  • IFMSA General Assembly August Meeting 2019 (1,066 participants)

  • Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference 2019 (600 participants)

  • The 4th World Conference of Women’s Shelters (1,000 participants)

  • The 70th Council Meeting of the Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) (1,700 participants)

2023 International Conferences in Taiwan

This year, we have successfully secured nearly a hundred international conferences to be held in Taiwan:

  • Smart City Summit and Expo 2023 (7,200 participants expected)

  • 2023 World Veterinary Association Congress (5,000 participants expected)

  • 2023 IDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE GLOBAL SUMMIT cum The 6th Insurance Marketing Century Creation Ceremony (4,000 participants expected)

  • 2023 APASL Annual Meeting (3,000 participants expected)

  • 2023 Buddhas Light International Association General Conference (2,700 participants expected)

  • 4th ITCN and 2023 AMTNS (2,380 participants expected)

  • 29th Congress of the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (2,300 participants expected)

  • 21th Asia Chinese Insurance and Financial Planning Convention (2,250 participants expected)

  • The 14th Asia-Pacific Forum of Medical Laboratory Science 2023 (2,050 participants expected)

  • The 11th International Cup Beauty Competition and Fashion Demonstration and International Academic Conference of New Technique,International Beauty Certificate,2023 (2,000 participants expected)

  • 35th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (2,000 participants expected)

  • SECC Congress 2023 Taipei (2,000 participants expected)

  • The 56th Annual Meeting of TWSRT and the International Conference of Medical Imaging (1,850 participants expected)

  • 2023 Optics and Photonics Taiwan International Conference (1,460 participants expected)

  • 9th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition (1,400 participants expected)

  • 2023 Asia Pacific Conference of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine and TAASM Annual Meeting (1,250 participants expected)

  • 2022 Ys Men International Centennial Celebration (1,200 participants expected)

  • SIGIR 2023 46th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (1,200 participants expected)

  • 10th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 2023 (APVS 2023) (1,200 participants expected)

  • 14th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR 2023) (1,200 participants expected)

  • 15th Taipei Traditional Chinese Medicine International Forum 2023 (1,200 participants expected)

  • BIO Asia–Taiwan 2023 (1,100 participants expected)

  • International College of Surgeons (ICS) Humanitarian Volunteer Mission 10 Year Anniversary (1,100 participants expected)

  • World News Media Congress 2023 (1,000 participants expected)

  • 2023 International Buddha’s Light Young Adult Executive Conference (1,000 participants expected)

  • INS 2023 TAIWAN (1,000 participants expected)

  • 2023 Marine Aquaculture Technology Forum (1,000 participants expected)

  • 2023 APEC in Taiwn (1,000 participants expected)

  • ... And more.

Diversified Professional Trade Shows Lead to Endless Business Opportunities

The solid and advanced industry base of Taiwan results in over 80 annual professional exhibitions representing sectors ranging from IT/electronics, machinery, bicycles, automobiles, sports, food, stationery, and giftware, to medicine, healthcare, and others. Many become world known exhibitions such as COMPUTEX Taipei, which ranks number two in the world, and the very popular Taipei Cycle Show. There are more than 20 Taiwan PEOs capable of organizing large professional trade shows and, based on their successful experiences, they can assist customers with opening up global markets and matching ideal business opportunities.

Highly Competitive Industries

Taiwan is highly regarded for its plentiful professionals and experts, technology, and R&D strength in various sectors, plus the research level of certain academic fields such as IT and medicine are recognized to be higher than its neighbors in Asia. In addition, Taiwan’s IT and communication, optoelectronics, semi-conductor, and bicycle industries are greatly competitive worldwide with comprehensive industrial clusters formed locally for those industries. All these advantages serve as strong support for Taiwan’s developing MICE industry.

Combining Advantages of Industrial Clusters

With convenient transportation around the island, buyers coming to Taiwan for procurement can visit various industrial clusters by Taiwan high-speed rail within minutes or a few hours. Industry clusters for IT and communication in the north, machine tools, woodworking machines, bicycle, and hand tools clusters in the center, and automobile parts/accessories, plastic processing machines, optoelectronics, yachts, and fasteners in the south are easily and quickly accessible in Taiwan.

Convenient Transportation

Located along the southeast coast of the Asian Continent at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean and right in the center of the East-Asian island arc, Taiwan holds a key position for transport and trade in the Asia-Pacific region. There are international airports in northern, central, and southern Taiwan, while 59 major airlines provide services here. Taiwan offers a convenient connection to the world with a total of 5,000 flights to 115 different cities weekly and including 828 flights to 54 cities in China. Taiwan's mass transportation is even more convenient. Metropolitan rapid transit systems provide great expedience and comfort for two of Taiwan's largest cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung. Travel time from north to south takes only 96 minutes by Taiwan high-speed rail. These make it possible for people coming for short-term business trips to not only complete their business efficiently, it also leaves time for tourism, shopping, and cuisine. Regularly increasing international flights and routes are advantages for those planning MICE activities in Taiwan.

Fabulous Tourism Resources

Aside from outstanding MICE facilities, software, and workforce, Taiwan is also rich in tourism resources such as geographic wonders, astonishing natural landscapes, and beautiful coastal scenery. Matched with Taiwanese cuisine, hospitality, and enthusiasm, these all add up as great incentives to international business people for visiting Taiwan for MICE activities.

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