Taiwan Expo 2018 in India Creates a New Era for Bilateral Friendship
 
Jun 21, 2018
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The first ever ‘Taiwan Expo 2018’ kicked off in the Indian capital, New Delhi with a gala opening ceremony on May 17th. The event at Pragati Maidan saw a who’s who of the Indian and Taiwanese business world in attendance. This included: Mr. Chung- Kwang Tien, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) in India; Mr. Som Mittal, Chairman, Electronics and White Goods Manufacturing Committee of FICCI; Mr. L C Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO; Honorable Members of Parliament Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi and Mr. Harish Meena; and a host of other respected delegates & dignitaries. There was flash mob dancing co-performed by Taiwanese and Indian dance troupes in an innovative performance that brought the two cultures together and delighted the audience.

Mr. James C.F. Huang, the Chairman of TAITRA said, “We are overwhelmed by the response that we have received for the expo. This only strengthens our belief that there is an immense opportunity for India and Taiwan to improve trade relations and people-to-people contact. We will visit India again with more exhibitors next year as well. We are also keen to organise similar expos in other Indian cities.”

The exhibition had eight themed pavilions - Meet Taiwan, Taiwan EV Alliance, Taiwan Food Processing Machinery, Taiwan Green Products, Taiwan Healthcare, Taiwan Tourism, Taiwan Excellence and Taiwan Smart City. The exhibit areas include agriculture & food, EV, auto parts & fasteners, home products, ICT & green products, Mandarin education & business services, medical devices, health & personal care, sports & outdoor and textiles. Participating companies from Taiwan are showcasing Taiwan’s latest technologies, eco-friendly products and industrial prowess.

There were cultural performances organized every day at the expo. One of the highlights of the event was the visit of Mumbai Indians cricket team trio - Mr. Hardik Pandya, Mr. Ishan Kishan and Mr. Suryakumar Yadav who had a hands-on-experience of the latest gizmos on display by top Taiwanese brands.

Taiwan Expo 2018 was attended by various suppliers and buyers. There were more than 20,000 visitors across the three days, and the Expo created business opportunities totaling around $120 million. The multitude of technologically advanced products on display enthralled visitors and buyers alike.

The expo has made the Taiwan-India bilateral relationship much closer and created a better understanding of each other. The cooperation between Taiwan and India has mutual benefits for the industries of each country. TAITRA and local people alike are looking forward to the Taiwan Expo in India next year.