The Taiwan External Trade Council organised Taipei Cycle Show will move to Autumn dates from 2018, the organisers have revealed.
Having been a subject of industry discussion for some time, Taitra last year produced a survey for exhibitors asking, among other questions, whether an October date would be preferred. Over 60% of respondents called for the dates to be shunted back, revealed the responses.
Scheduled for October 31st to November 3rd the show now enters competition with Taichung Bike Week, an event in which Eurobike organiser Messe Friedrichshafen is taking an ‘active role in’.
Launched alongside Giant CEO and Taiwan Bicycle Association chairman Tony Lo, the show’s new slogan reads “A New Worldview On Cycling”.
The proposed Autumn dates will make the show more likely to become an OEM ordering platform, conceeded Lo, who further stated that he expected the exhibition to become a trendsetter for the international cycling trade.
Mr. Tony Lo points out that the value of Taiwan complete bicycles export in 2016 so far has dropped 20%, however, the value of parts and accessories export remains stable and continues to grow. As E-bikes become even more popular in North American and European markets, the export value of Taiwan E-bikes reaches 93 million (USD), which doubles comparing with the same period last year. Furthermore, “Bike sharing system has been introduced to 8 cities in Taiwan, and we are expecting more cities to install and to encourage cycling,” says Lo.
In the meantime, the 2017 exhibition heads to the Taipei World Trade Centre and Nangang Exhibition Hall from March 22nd to 25th. The Show will occupy 65,000 square meters in space (3,340 booths).
This exhibition will for the first time host a demo day on March 21st at a nearby showground.
The 2017 Taipei Sporting Goods Show (TAISPO) will be held at TWTC Hall 1 & 3 during the same time as Taipei Cycle.