According to data released in ICCA’s, A Modern History of International Association Meetings (2014), there were over 145 international meetings held in Taiwan in 2014.Over the years, Taiwan has become an ideal and popular Asian destination for international conventions due to the advantages of its superior professional facilities and services.
All these advantages serve as strong support for Taiwan’s developing MICE industry.The ocean-side Center has enabled the growth of three major international trade shows to their largest size ever, namely Fastener Taiwan 2014, Taiwan Int’l Boat Show, and Kaohsiung Food Show.The opening of the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center significantly benefits Taiwan by expanding exhibition capacity as a whole.Needless to say, the integration of social media and technologies such as APPs, QR-Codes, Facebook, RFID, and free-of-charge Wi-Fi have been applied to MICE activities, offering advanced, convenient, and real-time services to MICE visitors.Aside from those hardware advantages, international business travelers to Taiwan will also be highly impressed by Taiwanese people’s hospitality, superior efficiency, and professional services.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 helps make Taiwan both a professional and mature environment for international conferences.
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.
To provide even more exhibition space, the Nankang Exhibition Hall 2 is currently under construction.
After its completion in 2017, combined with Hall 1 a total of 5,000 standard booths will be available in the Nankang area.
Due to increasing demand, Taiwan has gradually been increasing MICE venues that meet international standards to add to the already existing TWTC Hall 1, Taipei Nankang Exhibition Hall 1, and TICC in the north, with the southern Kaohsiung Exhibition Center officially opened this past April.