On December 28, 2022, the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) hosted a Taiwan MICE ESG Day.
The event included a press conference to release the 2022 Taiwan MICE Sustainability White Paper, co-published with UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). This white paper is the first and most complete business events sustainability document in Asia, which considers the entire life cycle of the business events industry across five factors – sustainability, impact, resilience, collaboration and ownership.
In 2023, the BOFT will also launch a Sustainable Empowerment Counselling Service for Taiwan business events, to provide customised services to industry players to help achieve event sustainability.
There was also a ceremony to issue ISO certifications to business events suppliers, where the BOFT also assisted them to achieve their sustainability goals.
For instance, BOFT assisted Hilton Taipei Sinban in completing their ISO 50001 Energy Management System, as well as aided Big Dome Event Rental Service in publishing their first-ever sustainability report. The Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centers I and II were also the first venues to accomplish the Greenhouse Gas Inventory according to the ISO 14064-1: 2018 standard, while the International Convention Center in Tainan acquired its ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management Systems standard.