TAITRONICS strikes US$500 mil. worth of business deals in four days
By John Liu ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The four-day TAITRONICS 2013 came to an end yesterday, attracting a total of 40,000 visitors while creating US$500 million worth of business opportunities, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
October 14, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
TAITRONICS 2013 encompassed the 39th Taipei International Electronics Show, the 6th Broadband Taiwan Show, and the 2nd Cloud & IOT Taiwan.
According to TAITRA, 3,500 foreign buyers from 91 countries visited the show, while buyers from Japan, mainland China, the U.S., Hong Kong and South Korea were the biggest spenders, together constituting more than 50 percent of total buyers. Also, buyers from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia increased substantially over past years, TAITRA said, adding that it corresponded with the global trend that ASEAN countries are driving economic growth.
90 percent of buyers expressed satisfaction with the show, TAITRA said, adding that innovative smart electronic products that incorporate green and energy conservation concepts were especially popular.
One-on-one procurement sessions and group procurement sessions were held on Wednesday, attracting 50 major buyers from twelve countries to confer with hundreds of domestic companies in nearly 300 sessions, TAITRA said.
Todd A. Snow from the Canadian company Future Electronics said that the matching sessions had helped him find appropriate suppliers. Wayne Thorpe from Britain said that the show had helped him located appropriate electronics including power supply devices, and that had had come to visit electronics shows in Taiwan for 26 straight years.
In following the global green electronics trend, TAITRA said that next year's TAITRONICS will include “Taiwan international green city show” and “Taiwan international green industry show,” due to be launched in Taipei World Trade Center's Nangang Exhibition Hall between Oct. 8 and 11.