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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


Taiwan Pavilion in Hall 3.1 and 10.1 at ChinaPlas 2015, held May 20-23 in Guangzhou, southeastern China.

Taiwanese Exhibitors Upstage Rivals from Europe with Feature-packed Products at ChinaPlas 2015

4-day event hosts 3,200-plus exhibitors from 39 nations

Jul 24, 2015

At this year’s ChinaPlas (the 29th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries), held May 20-23 in the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, southeastern China, over 3,200 exhibitors from 39 countries together showcased a full spectrum of products and services applicable throughout the plastic and rubber industries. An understated aspect of the show revolved around the v...


W-TEAM demonstrates Taiwan's first fully automatic production line of solid wood flooring. (Picture courtesy of MOEA.)

TaiwanWood 2015 Creates US$50 Million in Business for Woodworking Machinery Suppliers

Locally made machines on display were notable for comparable performance to those in Germany and Italy

Jul 16, 2015

The four-day Taiwan International Woodworking Machinery Show 2015, or TaiwanWood 2015, wrapped up on July 5 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall to have created an estimated US$50 million plus of business for the exhibitors on-site and in post-show orders, according to surveys conducted by co-organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the semi-official trade promoter, with the s...


ChinaPlas 2015, held May 20-23, in Guangzhou, southeastern China.

ChinaPlas 2015 Lives up to Reputation as Must-attend Show for Plastic-processing Machinery and Technologies

Key event hosts 3,200-plus exhibitors from 39 nations

Jun 24, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG Just as the plastics industry gave birth to one of the pioneering industrial giants in Taiwan, the sector is proving to be a driving force in China, with advanced plastic technologies and machinery displayed at the ChinaPlas 2015 (29th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries) setting up a platform to enable exchanging among global exhibitors and buye...


The 10th Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair draw more than 14,000 buyers from 111 countries (photo courtesy of the show organizer).

Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2015 Remained Leading Marketplace for Printing and Packaging Industries

Jun 15, 2015

The 10th edition Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair 2015 was concluded with huge success. The fair presented 420 international exhibitors. Visitor attendance was equally encouraging - a total of 14,367 buyers from 111 countries and regions were recorded. Highlighted zones included De Luxe Zone and Green Printing & Packaging Solutions. The fair gathered a wide array of qual...


JMTBA's senior managing director Youji Ishimaru at the conference held at TIMTOS 2015.

JIMTOF 2016 to Benefit from New, Bigger Venue at Tokyo Big Sight and Lower Yen

Event now ranks 4th globally in visitor number

Apr 10, 2015

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG With the Japanese yen at record-lows recently to make the nation's exports more competitive, coupled with its machine tool industry still commanding global respect for supplying some of the best, the 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF), a globally top-5 trade fair for machine tools, will be staged Nov. 17-22, 2016 at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo Internati...


A forum on Smart Manufacturing at TIMTOS 2015 draws visitors.

TIMTOS 2015 in Taipei Revolves Around Technologies Designed for "Smart Manufacturing"

Industry Award 2015 for Excellence in Research and Innovation handed out to 15 makers

Mar 24, 2015

Compiled By KEN LIU The biennial 2015 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS), held March 3-8 in the Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, saw notable technologies as multitasking, robotic arms and Industry 4.0 that are touted as crucial to "Smart Manufacturing." In the forums held alongside this show, specialists forecast that Industry 4.0 to be the next...


JIMTOF 2014 drew over 870 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors from across the world during its six-day run beginning on October 30.

JIMTOF 2014 Boosts Global Profile of Taiwanese Machine Tool Makers

Exhibitors showcase R&D gains in push to grow overseas markets

Dec 11, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG The Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) 2014 was held on October 30 through November 4 at the Tokyo Bight Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center). Considered one of the largest and most important trade fairs in the global machine tool industry, the event drew more than 130,000 visitors and provided a stage for Taiwanese exhibitors to show off their R&D prowess ...


IPF Japan 2014 took place on Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at the Makuhari Messe.

Broadening Plastics Applications Contribute to Success of IPF Japan 2014

Nov 20, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Thanks partly to the broadening application of plastics in such fields as automobiles, packaging, and medical products, the International Plastic Fair (IPF Japan) 2014, held on Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, continued to grow in size and in its ability to help visitors experience the world’s latest plastic- and rubber-related products. For ...


JIMTOF 2014 was held from Oct. 30 through Nov. 4 in the Tokyo Big Sight.

Bigger 2014 Turnout Shows JIMTOF to Be Top Machine Tool Trade Fair

Taiwan sent the largest foreign contingent to the show to exhibit the island's latest products

Nov 13, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG The Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF), held biennially in Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) to highlight advanced machine tools and related technology developed in Japan and throughout the world, has built a reputation among professionals as one of world’s most important trade fairs for the industry. This year’s JIMTOF, running from Oct. 30 th...


(Starting second from left) David Wu, TAMI's chairman of Plastics & Rubber Machinery Committee; H.T. Hsu, TAMI's chairman; San Gee, TAITRA's vice chairman; D.Y. Wu, Taiwan's Vice President; and S.C. Cho, vice minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs at TaipeiPlas 2014's opening ceremony.

Taipei Plas 2014 Again Proves to be Best Platform to Source State-of-the-Art Plastic & Rubber Machinery

The event hosts a record number of 530 exhibitors across 2,670 booths

Oct 13, 2014

By STEVE CHUANG Renowned as Asia’s largest, most important trade fair for plastics and rubber industries, the Taipei International Plastics & Rubber Industry Show (Taipei Plas) continued to live up to its reputation this year by attracting a record number of exhibitors who showed state-of-the-art technologies and machinery that meet the latest market trends. Taipei Plas 2014, held September...