2014 lighting, LED trade shows previewed
By Ted Chen ,The China Post
December 13, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
A pre-show press conference was held yesterday to provide a preview of two lighting and LED trade shows slated to take place next year.
Event organizers stated that two trade shows, LED Taiwan 2014 (LED台灣製程展), and the Taiwan International Lighting Show (台灣國際照明科技展) will both begin on March 20 next year at Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall. The LED Taiwan 2014 trade show will run through March 22, while the Taiwan International Lighting Show 2014 will conclude a day later on March 23.
According to organizers, next year's show will feature a full cast of Taiwan's sector-leading companies, including Delta Electronics (台達電), Edison Opto (艾迪森), Nan Ya Photonics Inc. (南亞光電), ProLight Opto Technology Co. (葳天科技) and Epistar (晶元光電). In addition, with the two trade shows taking place concurrently at the same venue, the events are expected to span over 1,000 exhibition kiosks, representing a one-stop solution for numerous international procurement officers and buyers.
The Taiwan International Lighting Show, the largest of its kind in the nation, is organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Organizers for the 2014 LED Taiwan trade show, the only LED manufacturing-focused exposition on the island, are comprised of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會), the Taiwan office of the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and the Taiwan Optoelectronic Semiconductor Industry Association (TOSIA, 台灣光電半導體產業協會).
According to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院), the global market for lighting and LED products is estimated to reach a scale of US$27.2 billion by the end of 2013, up 35 percent year-on-year. The figure is expected to expand to US$54.5 billion in 2017. Throughout 2013, Taiwan's capability in LED manufacturing has taken a second place in global market share at 22.2 percent. Next year's LED Taiwan 2014 show will encompass all facets of the sector, showcasing the prowess of Taiwanese companies in every fabrication process of the field.