Taiwan Exhibition and Convention Association (TECA), was founded on June 18, 2008 and established under Law of commercial organization TECA’s objective is to promote the exhibition and convention industry both home and abroad, advance the economic development, harmonize TECA members’ relationships, further the common interests, and assist the government in carrying out policies and laws.More
2019 SCSE Sets Record for Overseas Visitors
The 6th Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE) once again poduced outstanding results! A total of nearly 1,700 overseas visitors from 42 countries and regions participated. Among them, 128 mayors and delegates led 276 city government delegations to the Smart City Mayors Summit on March 26 hosted by the mayor of Taipei, Wen-Je Ko. They also attended a launch for the Global Organization of Smart Cities (GO SMART) on the 27th. The number of visitors from international cities to Taiwan has already broken previous records. It is expected that the large-scale smart city exchange among mayors of major international cities will lead to closer cooperation between Taiwan and other international cities. Overseas Businessmen Up 30% In addition to city delegations, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and other countries sent large trade delegations to hold bilateral meetings on economic and trade cooperation with their mayors present in Taiwan. Also, IT associations from Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and India sent business delegations to Taiwan. The number of overseas visitors exceeded 2,000, a 30% increase from the year before. The first Global System Integrator Conference, organized by the Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, invited more than 150 system integrators for exchange and procurement in Taiwan to expand MICE business opportunities. The ever-increasing number of overseas businessmen has turned SCSE into Taiwan’s up-and-coming international exhibition, contributing to the realization of making Taiwan a major supplier of smart city solutions. The 2019 SCSE was held in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 during March 26–29. This year, a total of 337 domestic and foreign exhibitors occupied 1,250 booths, an increase of nearly 20% from the previous year. Sixty-six sessions of professional forums took place during the exhibition (one session is half a day), forty-three (65%) of which were held in English. These can lead to more international cooperation with up to 19,000 participants in attendance. The exhibition attracted more than 33,000 professionals from Taiwan and abroad. Conference Theme AI x IoT x Smart City As artificial intelligence (AI) matures, its application can provide smart services from the city government. The theme of this year’s exhibition was AIoT Invigorates Smart City. The integrated applications of AI and IoT can lead to upgrades of Smart City 2.0. The conference organized an [AI 50] event especially for this theme where the world’s quality AI startups for the next five years were selected and recommended to Taiwanese businesses. Business matchmaking was used to speed up AI applications in different industries. A total of 52 startups from 19 countries registered for this year’s event, 18 of which decided to register after receiving recommendations from accelerators or venture capitalists. In the end, AI applications provided by 36 startups from 15 countries were selected. Their creative contents were on display in the [AI‧50] Pavilion. Startup founders and technical directors from all over the world attended the summit to share their experiences. The event was Asia’s largest AI application exchange, and AI will be quickly spread to all areas of smart cities as a result. In addition, a Smart Hospital Superintendent Conference was held in the form of an industry strategic meeting. The exchange and cooperation between hospitals and ICT industries that resulted from the annual event will accelerate the development of Taiwan’s smart healthcare industry. The theme of the second conference was Creating Efficient Healthcare Organization with AI Application. Vice Superintendent Shih-An Chen of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Superintendent Mu-Kuan Chen of Changhua Christian Hospital, Chief Executive Chun-Sheng Ho of Advantech, and Chief Executive Officer Sheng-Wei Chen of Taiwan AI Academy were invited to make introductory remarks. Nearly 50 superintendents and vice superintendents from Taiwan’s hospitals, along with 30 leaders in tech companies, attended and joined the discussion. Cross-Domain Application of IoT Four sub-expos were held concurrently with SCSE: Smart Healthcare Expo, Smart Education Expo, Intelligent Building Expo (IBE Taipei), and Intelligent Transportation System Expo (ITS Taiwan), the last of which was added this year. The Smart Healthcare Expo (SHE) was jointly organized by the Joint Commission of Taiwan and the Taipei Computer Association. This year’s exhibition featured two key activities: 1. Smart Hospital Superintendent Conference: 50 hospital superintendents and vice superintendents from Taiwan and abroad, as well as 30 leaders in tech companies, were invited to discuss Creating Efficient Healthcare Organization with AI Application under the format of a strategic meeting. This promoted further bilateral cooperation and will lead to rapid development of Taiwan’s smart healthcare industry. 2. Presentation of Smart Healthcare Scenarios: Technologies and products from 16 companies such as Imedtac, Stipendiary, and Golden Smart Home Technology were used to showcase three patient care solutions outside of the hospital. These included home care, smart community care, and AI precision healthcare. This interactive zone was a highlight at the conference again. The Intelligent Building Expo (IBE Taipei) was co-hosted by the Taiwan Intelligent Building Association (TIBA) and Taipei Computer Association, with the Architecture and Building Institute, Ministry of Interior in an advisory role. It was sponsored by the Material and Chemical Research Laboratories from ITRI and the Smart Architecture and Building Center. The rapid development of IoT and AI in recent years has become a foundation for the next generation of smart buildings. With these development trends in mind, members of the Asia Pacific Intelligent Green Building Alliance (APIGBA) were invited to organize an Intelligent Green Building International Forum in Taiwan. Leading businesses in intelligent buildings from Taiwan and abroad were also invited to showcase themselves. The Smart Education Expo was co-hosted by the Digital Talent Cultivation Center and Taipei Computer Association. The theme of this year’s event was Learning Without Borders, with more than 100 overseas education experts to share their experiences from their respective countries during citizens’ digital transformation. This conference presented the progress of three smart campus applications from 14 Taiwanese companies: smart classroom, smart library, and interactive teaching. Complete solutions were also showcased, which served as a reference for education officials and experts from other countries that were interested in developing smart campuses. This interactive area was a highlight this year. The Intelligent Transportation System Expo (ITS Taiwan) was held for the first time this year, with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications as an advisor. The Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS Taiwan) and Taipei Computer Association co-hosted Global Trends in Smart Transportation & Mobility and co-managed the Taiwan ITS Vision Pavilion. In addition, eight companies worked together to plan solutions for smart management of vehicle logistics, smart bus stops, and smart loading. With the release of electric scooters, global leader KYMCO designed a complete charging management system for electric scooters and vehicles. The cloud-based solution will be an important part of the development of smart green cities and was recommended to visiting mayors. Source: Smart City Summit & Expo
Taipei Cycle's Closing Ceremony Focused on Smart Riding
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) hosted the 2018 Taipei International Cycle Show (TAIPEI CYCLE) from October 31 to November 3, 2018. The four-day exhibition attracted more than 4,932 overseas visitors and 28,953 domestic visitors. Buyers were mainly from Mainland China, followed by those from Japan, U.S.A., South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, and Australia. Free test rides were available on the demo day at Hua-Zhong Campground. 27 companies from 6 countries took part in the event, and thousands of buyers came to test-ride the newest bicycle models from over 40 brands along scenic riverside paths. The international Taipei Cycle Forum was also held, attracting 300 participants for in-depth discussions of hot cycling industry topics, which included anti-dumping cases in Europe, U.S.A. Trade Act Section 301 actions, smart manufacturing in response to the rise of Industry 4.0, and the impact of the future evolution of human transport on bicycles. The discussions drew enthusiastic responses. THULE, a Swedish manufacturer, stated that TAIPEI CYCLE is an important international exhibition in Asia. This year, they showcased new products and hoped to establish and consolidate their brand image through this exhibition. It turns out their products were popular during the 4-day exhibition and they were quite satisfied with the benefits of the exhibition. An Italian manufacturer, Basso, was shocked by the results from participating in their first show this year. They further mentioned that, although the shows in 2018 and 2019 are only four months apart, they will continue to support the Taipei International Cycle Show in 2019. Ms. Gina Chang, Secretary General of the Taiwan Bicycle Association, believes that from a broad perspective, the cycling industry will further evolve to meet the unstoppable trend towards digital living. However, the speed of the evolution will depend on the regulatory environment and technical breakthroughs. TAIPEI CYCLE 2018 responded to industry trends with its first-ever TAIPEI CYCLE+, a hall dedicated to bringing bicycles, innovation, and technology together. Exhibits and industry discussions during the Show revealed the germination of cycling for the digital generation and the expansion of cycling as a culture. TAIPEI CYCLE 2019 will be held March 27–30 at Nangang Exhibition Hall 2 and the 4th Floor of Hall 1.
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