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Taipei International Machine Tool Show Anticipates Thousands of Exhibitors in March


The 2023 Taipei International Machine Tool Show will be held from March 6 to 11. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council announced that the exhibition will focus on the issues of environmental protection and carbon emission reduction, and that an ESG double-core activity will be the main theme. Thousands of exhibitors will participate in the exhibition, with nearly 6,200 booths anticipated.

Co-hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry, the 2023 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) is going to be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2, as well as at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hal (TWTC). The ESG double-core activity includes the ESG action!: Sustainability series and ESG in TIMTOS: Discern the Future by Manufacture series.

TAITRA mentioned that net zero emission is imminent, and the EU will have a trial implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in October. Taiwan passed the third reading of its Climate Change Adaptation Act and will start a carbon tax fee in 2024. The USA and other countries are also preparing or considering taxing carbon emissions, in addition to building a carbon emission trade system. Various industries at home and abroad are gearing up to strengthen corporate carbon governance and constrain their supply chain partners' carbon emissions. For the machine tool industry, which manufacturing-based, 2023 is undoubtedly a critical year for net zero carbon emissions.

TAITRA emphasizes that in the wave of Net Zero, it is urgent for machine tool manufacturers and their supply chains to strengthen the effectiveness of their carbon reduction. This year, TIMTOS will launch its ESG action!: Sustainability Series activity, which will include a consultation service for a corporate carbon health check, called Dr. Net Zero, at TWTC Hall 1. This will bring together the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Foundation of Taiwan Industry Service, the Taiwan Association of Green Energy Transition, Ernst & Young Taiwan ,and RCI Engineering, Inc. to provide participants one-on-one professional carbon-issue consultations.

In addition, the Insight Stage, another highlight which will be in TWTC Hall 1, will showcase an ESG Sustainability Seminar and a Green Tool Manufacturing Talk. These will feature carbon-reduction consultants who will share their successful experiences with green industry leaders such as Tongtai, Fair Friend, and Yeong Chin, to help machine tool manufacturers become carbon-reduction masters.

For the ESG in TIMTOS series, ESG will extend to the technical field, focusing on more efficient, smarter, and sustainable trends of equipment transformation. The content will include a Future Manufacturing Forum, Maker Workshop: The Key to Intelligent Manufacturing in Metalworking, Parts Cleaning Seminar: Marine & Offshore Machinery, Manufactures WIN live podcast, and a themed guided tour of the Metal Processing Ecosystem across three halls—all held at the Insight Stage in TWTC Hall 1.

It is worth mentioning that this year, TIMTOS will also add three new thematic areas—Advanced Metalworking Technology, Additive Manufacturing, and Future Manufacturing—to explore the transformation of the machine tool industry by combining professional technologies and easy interaction.

Source: NOWnews

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