News & Press

Tainan MICE Center was awarded the Yuan Ye Awards as the Beautiful Entrance of Tainan

2022/05/20

The ICC Tainan MICE center, developed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Tainan City Government at a cost of 2 billion NT dollars, was awarded the 2022 Yuan Ye Awards for Public Architecture. Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che is delighted, and hopes that the MICE center will help the conference industry develop in Tainan City. He expects the public to visit and use the ICC Tainan MICE center, which brings in more business opportunities, tourism, and culture, making ICC Tainan MICE center another attractive entrance to Tainan.

The ICC Tainan MICE center is designed based on the local characteristics of "maritime civilization," "historical capital city," and "green energy technology." It is divided into three adjoining buildings according to their functions: exhibition building, convention building, and parking building, with the image of the ancient capital and in line with the future trend of energy-saving and carbon reduction. Since its construction, it has been awarded the 2019 National Award for Construction Excellence Special Award for Best Planning and Design, the 2021 Tainan City Government Public Works Quality Award Special Merit, the 2021 Public Works Gold Quality Award, and the 2022 Public Buildings Landscape Yuan Ye Awards.

The MICE Center is located in Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City, designed with the concept of green energy and carbon reduction, and positioned as a green and smart exhibition hall. The roof of the exhibition building is the first building in China to use high-performance steel cable trusses, reducing the amount of steel used by 20% and reducing carbon emissions by the same amount as the total amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by 35,000 trees a year. The roofs of the Exhibition and Conference Buildings are equipped with many solar panels that can generate electricity for 1,318 households for one year. The air conditioning system is also designed to save energy, reducing electricity consumption by 35%. 34,375 green plants were planted, 77% of which are native species, with a total carbon sequestration capacity of 7,060 metric tons. This energy-saving, eco-friendly, and environmentally conscious concept is critical for the award-winning design.

The center has 601 exhibition booths, 10 meeting spaces for up to 1,000 people, and parking spaces for 550 cars and 464 motorcycles, making it a high-quality, professional international MICE center in Southern Taiwan.

The MICE Center held the opening of the "Tainan Automated Machinery & Smart Manufacturing Show" on April 21. Injecting new energy into Taiwan's MICE industry, enhancing the international visibility and competitiveness of Taiwan's MICE industry, and leveraging the rich cultural heritage of the city to achieve a multiplier effect on city marketing, the Center will also complete the multiplier effect of city marketing through the city's rich cultural heritage.

 

Source: TaiwanHot (News)

Images

You might also be interested in…

2023/12/19

Taiwan Held Net Zero Event for MICE Industry - Travel Incentive Program for 2024 Announced

On December 19, MEET TAIWAN hosted a Sustainable MICE, Taking Strides Towards Net Zero sharing event. This event showcased the significant strides Taiwan has taken in sustainability and carbon reduction efforts over the past year, achieved through guidance and incentive measures in partnership with MICE stakeholders.To encourage international business travelers to extend their stays in Taiwan, the International Trade Administration (TITA) and the Taiwan Tourism Administration (TTA) collaborated to produce a travel incentive program. Scheduled to begin in 2024, the program will offer travel subsidies of up to NT$2,000 (approximately US$ 65) per person per visit and a maximum of NT$500,000 (approximately US$ 16,000) per event, aiming to promote the development of Taiwan's MICE and tourism industries.This year, MEET TAIWAN also launched a MICE carbon footprint calculator to assist organizers and exhibitors with quickly estimating carbon emissions of their events. The convention and exhibition Product Category Rules (PCR) were also established, paving the way for organizers of Taiwanese MICE activities to pursue ISO 14067 certification starting next year. With support from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), 25 MICE industry entities successfully reduced their carbon emissions by 148 tons, averaging a 70% reduction.The event featured a certification ceremony for companies that have achieved international standards, plus the MICE Sustainability Awards. A highlight of the year was the collaboration between TITA and SEMI Taiwan, where the canvas used for a large banner at SEMICON Taiwan 2023 was recycled into reusable lunch bags and donated to students in disadvantaged communities, demonstrating an exemplary standard of sustainability and friendliness.Looking ahead, MEET TAIWAN will continue to support Taiwan's MICE industry in its pursuit of sustainable development and in enhancing its international competitiveness.

2023/12/07

2023 Sustainable MICE Award Winners Announced

The 2023 Sustainable MICE Awards, organized by the International Trade Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, encourages Taiwan's MICE industry to practice sustainable ESG concepts and reduce carbon emissions to achieve sustainability goals.The Sustainable MICE Award for SDG Implementation recognizes MICE companies that have innovative approaches to implementing sustainable development goals in the areas of environment, society, and economy.The Sustainable MICE Award for Carbon Emission Reduction recognizes innovative and replicable practices of carbon emission reduction during events organized by MICE companies and NGOs.This year, a total of 35 projects vied for an award; after a two-month review by a professional judging panel, the top three of each award and several best practices were selected.Notably, there were 27 projects entered in the Carbon Emission Reduction category this year. To encourage continuous improvement of MICE industry participants regarding sustainable actions and innovative practices, the judging panel decided to increase the category's number of best practice awards. Consequently, there were a total of 6 best practices for Carbon Emission Reduction this year.The Sustainable MICE Award winners for this year are:Sustainable MICE Award—SDG ImplementationWinners1ST PlaceICC Tainan Green Year, ICC Tainan Co., Ltd.2ND PlaceInterplan 3D Configurator, Interplan International Corp.3RD PlaceISO 20121 implementation across events, arTecture Co., LBest Practice【The Sustainable Development Vision Project】, Round Table Professional Conference OrganizerBest PracticeOYA­_Low Carbon Solution, O,YA MARKETING SOLUTION & INTERIOR DESIGN CO., LTD.Sustainable MICE Award—Carbon Emission ReductionWinners1ST PlaceHaoFun_Sustainable Tourism Expo, Golocalday Ltd.2ND PlaceWorld Earth Day & World Reading Day Events, Buddha's Light International Association Chung Hua3RD PlaceSDGs Asia 2023, Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE)Best PracticeDigiAsia 2022, Taipei Association of Advertising Agencies (TAAA)Best PracticeAsia Pride Games Taipei 2022 & Sports and Equal Rights Conference, Taiwan Gay Sports & Movement AssociationBest PracticeSDGs Asia 2023-"GILDAN Sustainable Clothing Showcase Pavilion", ArtDoor Creative Co., Ltd.Best Practice2023 42nd Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX), Taiwan Design Research InstituteBest PracticeSustainable Taiwan Expo 2022, Intercon Convention Management Co., Ltd.Best PracticeTaiwan Smart Agriweek 2023 & Taiwan International Ocean and Fisheries Industry Show 2023, MY Exhibition Co., Ltd.To congratulate all of the Sustainable MICE Award winners, a press conference and awards ceremony has been held on December 19, 2023, at the Taipei International Convention Center. Presenting the awards will be the Ministry of Economic Affairs' International Trade Administration Director General.

2023/11/27

Taiwan MICE Team Recognized in Thailand for Extraordinary Performance

The Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations (AFECA) recently held its 2023 annual assembly in Bangkok, Thailand. Taiwan was represented by Chiu Hui-Li, president of the Taiwan Exhibition and Convention Association (TECA), and Director Yang Chia-Hsien of the Taiwan International Trade Administration (TITA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). Members of the Taiwan delegation included representatives from Chan Chao, K&A International, and the Kaohsiung Global MICE Association, who shared insights into MICE trends in Taiwan and introduced Taiwan's MICE industry through videos. Director Yang of the International Trade Administration emphasized that Taiwan's MICE activities are highly competitive internationally and welcomed exhibitors and attendees from around the world to participate in Taiwan's MICE events.TECA President Chiu Hui-Li, who is also deputy secretary-general of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), pointed out that in recent years several new exhibition centers have been and will be ready, including the International Convention Center Tainan, Taoyuan Convention and Exhibition Center, and Taichung Convention and Exhibition Center. With support of local governments, these developments are expected to bring in new business opportunities for Taiwan's MICE industry.During this AFECA assembly, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand, together with the AFECA Chairman, presented the AFECA Leadership Recognition Award to three AFECA Honorary Chairpersons. Among them, Yeh Ming-Shui, the Honorary Chairman of TECA, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Asian MICE industry. AFECA also awarded the AFECA Star Award to various national MICE associations. In Taiwan, both the Taiwan Exhibition and Convention Association (TECA) and the Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association (TCEA) received this prestigious honor.Source: China Times

Top