Taiwan is pulling out all the stops to welcome more conferences, meetings and exhibitions to regions outside of Taipei, with vibrant and unique event highlights showcasing these secondary cities lined up for upcoming shows.
Among a colourful calendar of events was the Global Harbour Cities Forum on September 26 that promoted the waterfront Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre on the Asia’s New Bay Area, as well as the nearby offshore Penghu Island.
To draw even more business traffic to Penghu Island, MEET Taiwan is helping the destination to market the 2018 Most Beautiful Bays in the World World Congress, as well as participating in a business exhibition that features a carnival, concert and container-park show floor.
“For the rest of 2018, we will be promoting Taiwan’s business events following an ocean theme, encapsulating destinations like Kaohsiung’s bay and islands like Penghu,” explained Jessie Tseng, executive director of MEET Taiwan.
Also on the radar is Taichung, where the recently-concluded Asia MICE Forum 2018 was held. Next, the upcoming Taichung World Flora Exposition will be held from November this year to April 2019 in new facilities across Houli, Fengyuang, Waipu and Shuinan districts.
Complementing the developments of Taiwan’s “smart” cities, Tseng added that a majority of local PEOs have caught up with technological advancements with solutions such as event apps, use of VR and facial recognition systems.
Suhir Tuli, general manager – sales of New Delhi-based Southern Travels, told TTGmice: “Taiwan is full of nature and the night markets are pretty famous. The best thing is that visas are easily granted for Indians who hold a Schengen or US visa. What we need are direct flights, and I hope demand for Taiwan from India will pick up.”