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MEET TAIWAN Presents Taiwan's MICE Excellence at The Meetings Show Asia Pacific 2024

Singapore, April 19, 2024 — MEET TAIWAN is excited to announce its participation in The Meetings Show Asia Pacific (TMS APAC) 2024. As a key exhibitor, MEET TAIWAN has collaborated with 10 leading MICE-related businesses to showcase Taiwan's sustainable international conference venues and services.The inaugural TMS Asia event in Singapore, organized by an experienced team known for events like The Meetings Show London, attracted over 1,000 international buyers. Held at Marina Bay Sands on April 17th and 18th, it featured approximately 400 international buyers from the Asia Pacific region and welcomed over 1,139 international attendees.In collaboration with the Taiwan Pavilion, MEET TAIWAN presents the Taiwan Convention and Exhibition Image Hall, offering a dynamic display showcasing the essence of Taiwan's premier exhibition venues which are strategically located from north to south in cities that include Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. The Pavilion's surrounding Featured Cities Area further promotes Taiwan's convention and exhibition hubs through interactive exhibits, literature, flyers, and captivating videos.During the exhibition, Taiwan representatives hosted a Taiwan MICE talk, focusing on sustainability challenges and solutions within the industry. Discussions centered on global trends, challenges, and the sustainable impact of the MICE industry. William Wu, Economic Division Director of the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, delivered opening remarks, emphasizing Taiwan's commitment to MICE sector sustainability.Looking ahead, MEET TAIWAN has exciting initiatives planned, including the International MICE Round Table Summit in June 2024, and MICE talk activities in Taoyuan later in the year. MEET TAIWAN continues to support Taiwanese conference and exhibition industry stakeholders in seeking business opportunities. A delegation is also being formed to participate in IT&CMA 2024 from Sep. 24–26. For more information, please visit ContactMs. Lily SuExecutive DirectorMEET TAIWAN hosts a dynamic Taiwan Pavilion at TMS APAC for international buyers.The Taiwan MICE Talk shines a spotlight on sustainability, fostering a global exchange of ideas and practical insights.


Lighting Up Taichung International Convention and Exhibition Center and the Green Museumbrary

The 2024 Central Taiwan Lantern Festival will kick off at Taichung Central Park on February 16. In celebration of the Lantern Festival, Director Chen Da-Tian of the Taichung City Government's Construction Bureau will illuminate the Taichung International Convention and Exhibition Center and the Green Museumbrary. The unique appearance of these two buildings will be clearly visible both during the day and at night. As visitors play sports, take walks, or admire the lanterns at Central Park, they can also take in the view of the future landmark of Taichung from afar, take photos, and share them with friends and family.Director Chen explained that the spotlights on the eaves of the exhibition hall at the Taichung International Convention and Exhibition Center accentuate the architectural roof trusses and skyline. From the 76-meter-tall giant dragon main lantern area, visitors can admire the beauty of the exhibition center's magic carpet roof at night. As for the Green Museumbrary, the museum lobby adjacent to the park and the interior lights of the glass curtain wall at the administrative building facing Zhongke Road will also be illuminated, presenting visual transparency and the elegant artistic ambiance of the architecture.According to the Construction Bureau, the Taichung International Convention and Exhibition Center will be able to house 2,360 exhibition booths and a large international conference hall with 2,200 seats. International exhibitions and conferences held at the exhibition center will drive the development of the software, science, and industrial parks in central Taiwan. This will attract domestic and foreign companies to settle there, contributing to Taichung City Government's vision of "Prosperous Taichung, Wonderful Life". On the other hand, the Green Museumbrary, in addition to its distinctive architectural appearance, features the design principles of "innovation, people-oriented, and sharing". The museum and library both adopted co-constructed architecture, integrating various spaces within the buildings to stimulate visitor curiosity for knowledge exploration. The two buildings are independent yet interconnected in terms of shared resources. The Green Museumbrary's world-class architecture aims to inspire artistic readership and cultural dreams of Taichung's citizens.Source: Yahoo News


Tainan City's New Milestone and Declaration at 2023 Shalun Gala

The Taiwan International Trade Administration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, in collaboration with Tainan City Government, held the 2023 Shalun Gala at the International Convention Center Tainan on December 21. Invitations were extended to government departments, representatives from various districts of the Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City, industry associations, hotel operators, cultural and creative sectors, tourism areas, academic institutions, and members of the media, for a total of over 300 participants, demonstrating Tainan City Government's determination to join the public, private sectors and academia in partnership, and to showcase Tainan's potential for development in various fields, including economics, tourism, and culture.The Shalun area in Tainan is currently seeing unprecedented development. In the coming year, Shalun will also host the 2024 Taiwan Lantern Festival, as well as the 20th Taiwan International Orchid Show and the 23rd World Orchid Conference. These substantial and diverse international events are considered key in driving Tainan's economic development. In particular, the daily influx of 20,000 to 40,000 passengers at the Tainan High-Speed Rail station presents a tremendous opportunity and advantage for Shalun. Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City, a key development project in Tainan, will combine advanced green energy technology with innovative scientific research, ushering in a new wave of green economy for Tainan. This not only enhances Tainan's international competitiveness; it will significantly contribute to the economic and social development of greater Southern Taiwan. During the gala dinner, representatives from various sectors actively discussed the use of technological innovation and cultural resources to promote comprehensive development.The 2023 Shalun Gala was not only a successful networking event, it was also a significant milestone in Tainan’s journey towards becoming an international hub for MICE events, commercial trade, and smart technology. With Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City development and continued support and collaboration from government, industry, and academia, Tainan is committed to becoming an advanced city for international MICE events. Moreover, Tainan aims to align itself with the development goals of other MICE cities such as Taipei’s TWTC Xinyi District and the Asia New Bay Area in Kaohsiung, as well as Pacifico Yokohama in Japan. These cities serve as benchmarks for MICE city development as Tainan City aims to create a sustainable platform for MICE exchange, along with a smart green service ecosystem, not only for Shalun in the next 30 years but also for other parts of the city and Southern Taiwan. Source: Focus News