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Taiwan Expo 2018 eyes doubling of visitors, trade deals
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) plans to hold Taiwan Expo 2018 in Indonesia, eyeing to double the number of visitors and trade deals that it made in last year's event.
The expo will host 230 exhibitors offering more than 4,500 Taiwanese products at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) from March 29 to 31.
“We do hope we continue the success of last year's event. And because we have doubled the number of exhibitors, products and venue area, the number of trade deals and visitors will hopefully also double,” Jack Hsiao, the director of the Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Indonesia, told reporters on Thursday.
Last year's event recorded US$49.25 million in business deals and attracted 18,188 visitors.
“Most exhibitors expressed satisfaction, and Indonesian buyers were impressed with Taiwanese products,” said TAITRA deputy executive director Vanessa Chang.
This year's expo will feature several themed industrial pavilions, such as halal products, startup & e-commerce as well as bubble tea pavilions to attract Indonesian consumers and industries.
The 4,500 products are displayed in 10 exhibit areas: beauty care, food & beverage, food processing machinery, green products, halal products, home products, information & communications technology (ICT) products, sports & health, talent & education and tourism & finance.
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Taiwan Committee vice chairman Rini Lestari said the Taiwan Expo was expected to enhance bilateral cooperation as well as exchange talent and resources between the two countries.
She added KADIN would set up a booth in the expo to provide information about investment in Indonesia for Taiwanese businesses.
Indonesia News, Trade, Taiwan, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Taiwan External Trade Development Council
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