|Taipei fish market (Image: LWYang)|
This is the biggest professional exhibition in Taiwan, connecting suppliers, wholesalers and retailers in the fishery industry. With 250 local and international exhibitors on more than 500 booths, and a variety of displays, the show is expected to attract over 7000 domestic and foreign professional visitors, bringing in huge business opportunities in one platform.
According to TAITRA, the first edition of the show saw 215 exhibitors in 418 booths last year and attracted 6500 visitors, including 700 professional buyers from abroad. After the expo, international media posted stories on the event, giving Taiwan's fisheries and seafood industries greater visibility and exposure on the international stage.
The Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show comprises a variety of sections including:
- Fishery Equipment and Technology
- Seafood and Value-added Seafood
- Processing Equipment
- Fishery Services
- Marine Biotechnology
- Overseas Exhibitors
A century has passed since Taiwan started its fishery industry, which has achieved a balanced development in fishing, aquaculture, seafood processing, equipment manufacturing and logistic services. As an island country, Taiwan has an advantage in fishery development, with southern Taiwan being a place of great importance. In 2013, Taiwan’s fishery industry reached a US$3 billion annual production value, with 300,000 employees in related jobs, and was even ranked as having the world’s third-largest catch in pelagic fishing.
Taiwan’s fishery industry and its production value have thus played a vital part on the international market. The technology and innovation skills demonstrated by local companies have made them stand out from their international counterparts.
|Fish sculpture on temple roof (Image: riNux)|
Owning a complete germplasm bank, the fishing industry is the typical 'hidden champion' of Taiwan’s traditional industries, providing the perfect edge for global industrial transition and upgrade. The Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show will present a complete picture of the accomplishments that Taiwan’s fishery industry has achieved, and will serve as the best platform in Asia for promoting sustainable fishery and seafood transactions. The expo will see manufacturers, suppliers and retailers from the industry gather at the same venue and will again promote Taiwan’s fishery industry successfully on the world stage.
Visit the show site HERE.
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