In a Huge Breakthrough, 2016 Taipei Cycle; Bikes Mag Participates
More than 8,300 international buyers from 107 countries and regions have attended the Taipei International Cycle Show, March 2-5 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan.
The 2016 Taipei Cycle is now on its 29th year and is globally known as a one-stop shopping platform for all sporting goods and bicycle-related products. Nearly 1,200 international visitors went to the Taipei Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO), Exhibition Halls 1 and 3. China, Hong Kong, Japan, US, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and the Philippines are among the Top 10 delegations. Bikes Magazine Asia, the first and only bikes publication in the Philippines has also participated. According to the post event press release by Andrea Wu, Press Contact the show’s attendance grew 1% from 2015. The first-ever Leaders’ Panel foresee that the event will be bigger next year due to the positive response of dealers, distributors, and participants. The 30th year anniversary of Taipei Cycle will be in 2017.
This year, the Leaders’ panel with 100 people in attendance was organized by TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and ECF (European Cyclists Federation). Speakers René Takens (Accell Group), Claus Fleischer (Bosch E-bike Systems), Scott Rittschof (Cycling Sport Group), Tony Lo (Giant), and Robert Wu (KMC) shared their own traffic solution and community health improvement insights through cycling.
The 2nd Japan Pavilion this year was successfully formed by Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute (JBPI). Mr. Takuji Oe, JBPI Manager with the 12 Japanese exhibitors, including Bridgestone have received favorable Japanese enterprise feedback. They’re also considering to expand the size of the Pavilion next year.
12th time show participant and Indonesia’s biggest bike manufacturer, United Bike saw an increase in the number of new visiting buyers, company expansion-wise. In addition, prominent tire maker, Michelin entered the show as part of the France Pavilion. This is already their second time to join. Accordingly, the show helped them to encounter new clients and to check exhibitor products while upholding their own customer value.
GPS Tuner from Hungary also agreed that the quality of visitors this year is remarkable. Meanwhile, Pon Bicycle Group introduced innovative products targeting business development in the Asian Market. Pon Bicycle Group has worldwide production facilities including in The Netherlands, Germany, and the United States and is active in over 80 countries.
The next Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO will be held on March 22 to 25, 2017. Application is scheduled to open in July 2016. Visit www.taipeicycle.com.tw for official updates.