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
2018 Smart City Summit & Expo is Around the Corner
(Taipei) The Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) is not only a window for the world to see Taiwan's smart city solutions and ideas, it is also the largest Internet of Things applications exhibition in Asia. Global city leaders gather in Taipei to share their experience with developing smart cities, and the practical exchange of supply and demand accelerates international development of smart cities. The fifth SCSE celebrated its opening at the Nangang Exhibition Center during March 27–30. The theme for this year's event continued from the previous year's—Building a Smart City Using Internet of Things. The main events were: 1. Smart City Leader Summit Last year, 54 city representatives from 29 countries attended the event, including 22 mayors from overseas. This year, approximately 100 mayors and representatives from overseas participated. 2. Declaration of Global Smart City Alliance Initiative The Taipei City Government proposed an initiative to organize an international smart city alliance to share information about developing smart cities. Member cities will share open spaces to test innovative applications. Over international 10 cities responded to this proposal and signed the initiative during the event. 3. Smart City Professional Forum There were more than 63 professional forums with topics that included transportation, medical care, education, architecture, energy conservation, new energy sources, and agriculture. 4. Smart City Exhibition Over 1,000 booths (900 last year) displayed various smart city solutions, incuding exhibitors from England, Italy, France, Russia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Mongolia, and the Philippines. 5. 2018 World Telecom Smart City Conference More than 30 global telecommunications companies and 20 system integrators attended. The theme was development trends in internet of vehicles and artificial intelligence. 6. Sustainable City Forum, Taipei Co-hosting with ICLEI, member cities attended this event to discuss issues on smart energy conservation, circular economy, smart finance, and other topics. In addition, to enhance the professional level of the expo event, several brand exhibitions were held in conjunction with the summit. They were: 1. Smart Healthcare Expo (S.H.E. Taipei) This healthcare expo featured events such as the Smart Hospital Summit, Smart Hospital Director Conference, the signing of the International Smart Medicare Cooperation Declaration, and the smart medical interactive experience zone. Around 30 Taiwanese and 30 overseas hospital directors attended. This event was directed by the Taiwan Department of Health and Welfare and co-hosted by the Joint Commission of Taiwan and this association. 2. FutureED Expo This event was co-hosted by the Institute for Information Industry and Taipei Computer Association. Institute for Information Industry research brought together local Taiwanese vendors and demonstrated different applied teaching scenarios. At least 50 principals from overseas schools and educational experts and officials attended the International Forum on Smart Education. 3. Intelligent Building Expo (I.B.E. Taipei) This event was co-hosted by the Taiwan Intelligent Building Association andTaipei Computer Association. All Asia Pacific Intelligent Building Alliance member countries were invited to attend the APIGBA International Forum and Smart Building Industry Forum in Taiwan. Advanced domestic and foreign smart building companies were also invited to exhibit at the event.
2018 Taiwan Exhibition & Convention Night: A VIP Extravaganza
Over 600 guests attended the 2018 Taiwan Exhibition & Convention Night held by the Taiwan Exhibition & Convention Association (TECA) at the Grand Hyatt Taipei. Attendees included Chairman James C. F. Huang of TAITRA, Chief Secretary Ko-Hao Ni of the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Chief Secretary Hsiao Chun-Chieh from the Taipei City Department of Information and Tourism, President William Foreman from the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei), and business representatives from Japan and various countries stationed in Taiwan. Walter M. S. Yeh, TAITRA President & CEO and TECA Director, mentioned that the TECA successfully organized the Annual General Meeting of Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA), AFECA Awards, and AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge in 2017 with the support of government and industry. The MEET TAIWAN project, organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, assisted Kaohsiung with successfully winning a host bid for the 2020 Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). All of which significantly improves the international status of Taiwan’s exhibition industry and Kaohsiung's international reputation. Mr. Yeh also stated that the 2017 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2017), known as the Olympics of information technology, was once again held in Taiwan after a 17 year absence. Representatives from over 80 countries and 2,000 information industry leaders gathered in Taipei to aim the focus of global technology industries once again on Taiwan. TECA is dedicated to cultivating youth, encouraging them to participate in the development of the exhibition and convention industry. Two young professionals were recommended by TECA for the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge, namely Ms. Chang Li-Ching from Olily Exhibition Design and Ms. Wu I-Hsueh from TAITRA; they took second and third place in the outstanding youth talent category, highlighting the professional abilities of Taiwan exhibition industry professionals. Mr. Yeh emphasized that Taiwan’s MICE industry also won several AFECA awards: Taipei Cycle Show (first place in the Outstanding Trade Exhibition category), Comic Exhibition organized by Kuei Jung Exhibition Co. (second place in the Outstanding Consumer Exhibition category), and the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education organized by Willy Event Consultants Co. (first place in the Outstanding Convention/Congress category).
2017/06/08 TECA and TAITRA Jointly Host Exhibition Technology Seminar for "Global Exhibitions Day"