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 
  • 2024 IMD Smart City Index
    Ranked 16th 
  • 2024 World Happiness Report
    Ranked 31st 
  • The Heritage Foundation
    2024 Index of Economic Freedom
    Taiwan ranked 4th 
  • Freedom House
    Freedom in the World 2024
    2th in Asia 
  • Resonance Consultancy
    2024 World’s Best Cities Report
    Ranked 42nd 
  • The Cool List 2024:
    National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    Tainan, the 30 most exciting destinations to visit in 2024 
  • QS Best Student Cities 2024
    Taipei and Hsinchu are ranked in the top hundred 
    Safety Index 2024
    Taiwan ranked 4th Taipei ranks 2nd among global cities 
    Health Care Index 2024
    Taiwan ranked 1st globally
     Taipei ranked 1st among national cities 
  • EIU
    Democracy Index 2023
    Taiwan ranked 10th 
  • IMD World Talent Ranking 2023
    Ranked 20th 
  • 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 
  • 2023 edition of the CEOWORLD magazine Health Care Index
    Ranked 1st 
  • Global Finance 2023 Ranking of the World’s Most Technologically Advanced Countries And Territories
    Ranked 3rd 
  • RSF
    Press Freedom Index 2023
    Ranked 35th 
  • Freedom House
    Freedom on the Net 2023
    Ranked 6th 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • GMTI 2023 Top 20 Non-OIC Destinations Rankings
    Taiwan ranked 3rd 
  • Perceptions of Corruption in Asia, the US and Australia in 2023
    Ranked 5th 
  • 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 
  • Global Peace Index 2022
    Taiwan ranked 30th 
  • BERI
    2022 Business Risk Service
    Ranked 14th 

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)

2024 International Conferences in Taiwan

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

  • International Chinese-speaking Blending Conference (34,000 participants expected)

  • WordCamp Asia 2024 (2,000 participants expected)

  • 2024 Smart City Summit and Expo 2024 (7,000 participants expected)

  • 2024 Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC) (3,500 participants expected)

  • 2024 International Forum and Carnival on Educational Sustainability (2,700 participants expected)

  • 22nd Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology 2024/ Taiwan Radiology Congress 2024 (2,000 participants expected)

  • The 9th Asia Pacific Region Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (APRC 2024) (1,800 participants expected)

  • 2024 - 23rd International Conference on Emergency Medicine (2,000 participants expected)

  • BIO Asia–Taiwan 2024 (1,600 participants expected)

  • 2024 IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Joint Symposium (3,450 participants expected)

  • 2024 Achieving Sustainable Growth International Forum (1,700 participants expected)

  • 2024 JCI World Congress (5,000 participants expected)

  • 17th Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AACNS 2024) (1,400 participants expected)

  • Asia Pacific Dental Industry Association Annul Meeting (2,000 participants expected)

  • WAPR Q4 World Abacus Points Ranking Finale And International Abacus Calculation Skills Seminar (1,050 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.