Last Updated on 12-30-2023

Taiwan GDP was ranked 22nd in the world by 2021. This is already the level of developed countries. The current economic level and convenient public transportation in Taiwan must be credited to Chiang Ching-kuo who proposed the Ten Major Construction Projects. As a result, industrial clusters began to form in each region of Taiwan, such as electronics and technology in the north; precision machinery in the central region; petrochemicals and steel in the south.
Now is a time of economic globalization, and countries around the world need to trade internationally. Therefore, many exhibitions are held in Taiwan every year, often at Taipei World Trade Center and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. To attract foreign companies to visit and cooperate with them. In addition, there are also many others that are suitable for the general public. For example: Taipei Game Show and Taipei Dangdai. This article will introduce the top 10 international trade shows in Taiwan for you to know!

Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE)

A part of exhibit zone at Taipei International Book Exhibition
Source: Taipei International Book Exhibition, FB Page

TiBE will be held annually in the spring if there are no unforeseen circumstances. There is a country theme for the exhibition almost every time. Moreover, there is also a zone dedicated to exhibiting a variety of books from the theme country and the publishers who promote them. Many types of books are divided in the exhibition hall, which is suitable for people of all ages and both sexes. Let each person quickly find their favorite book.

TiBE hopes to promote reading habits for everyone and exchange between publishers. An average of over 500 publishers participate each year. The exhibition would include awards such as the “Golden Butterfly Awards”. There are also more than 500 forums and events. Every time with a different theme, so keep an eye on TiBE’s website for more information. This not only increases each publisher’s competitiveness but also provides better content for the general public to see. Create a win-win situation!

  • Show Dates: January 31-February 5, 2023
  • Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

Taipei Game Show (TGS)

Many players were visiting Taipei Game Show
Source: Taipei Game Show, Instagram

Korea’s esports industry is known worldwide. Taiwan has won the world championship for an online game, so the industry is getting a lot of attention. TGS is the largest and only exhibition in Taiwan that focuses on gaming. It always attracts people who love games to exchange and experience upcoming games every year. If you are a fan of games, you must attend and there are many peripheral products available for purchase. Although the main customer group are players, there is also a business zone to promote opportunities for the industry. Companies can also test whether all players like the new game or not.

TGS is divided into B2B zones and B2C zones. The B2C zone is not only for game companies to exhibit new games, but also includes “Indie House” and “Board Game Wonderland”. The first one is for players to experience indie games, and feel free to discuss with the development team if they have any ideas. The second one is for parents and children or people who want to play board games, they can have fun without electricity. TGS attracts more than 300,000 people and around 2,000 booths every year. It is a popular exhibition for many people.

  • Show Dates: Feb 2-5, 2023
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1


Machine tools used in the automotive industry
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TIMTOS is the third largest machine tool exhibition in the world, and it is mainly for B-to-B marketing. Many industries need to use machine tools, and Taiwan has very good export performance in this field every year. The products on display are very diverse and cover the entire supply chain. That’s why TIMTOS always attracts many domestic and foreign companies (TSMC, AIDC) to visit. TIMTOS has more than 5,000 booths every year, up to 7,000, excluding the Covid-19 period. It is not only a good place for companies to introduce new products, but also a chance to cooperate with famous international companies.

Machine tools are mainly used in the fields of automotive, semiconductor, and automation equipment. All of these industries have very large business opportunities in the future. Therefore, machine tool demand will increase greatly. It is believed that the development of “Industry 4.0” will make TIMTOS get notice from more countries. TIMTOS can be the best exhibition for the machine industry to showcase their technology and get orders.

Taiwan’s machine tool industry has formed industrial clusters in the central region since a long time ago. Companies in that place already cover the entire supply chain. Therefore, the cost of transporting raw materials can be reduced, and the price is more advantageous than other countries. Most of the machine tool industry in Taiwan is exported to foreign countries, so the price advantage allows Taiwan to get more orders. In addition, Taiwan can provide customized services for various customers, forming a unique competitiveness.

  • Show Dates: March 6-11, 2023 (physical)、March 6-April 6, 2023 (online)
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1&2、Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

Taipei Cycle

Cycle lovers were riding together
Source: Taipei Cycle, FB Page

Taipei Cycle is a very famous bicycle exhibition in the world. Taiwan is known as the “kingdom of bicycles,” like MERIDA BIKES and Giant Bicycles are internationally famous brands! Everyone is now more concerned about the global warming problem and E-bike’s growth trend in the future. Therefore, Taipei Cycle will attract companies in this industry to exhibit. There will be many products for the general public to visit, such as bicycles; bicycle parts and accessories; electric bicycles; many sporting goods, etc.

In recent years, Taipei Cycle is often co-organized with TaiSPO (sporting goods exhibition) in the same place. Taipei Cycle alone had 600 companies participating in the exhibition, and around 2,300 booths. So it is very suitable for sports lovers to choose their favorite products.

Taipei Cycle’s biggest goal is to promote the riding of bicycles and make this industry more known. Taipei Cycle d&i awards will be presented at the exhibition every year and hopefully will inspire companies to create better products. In addition, there is more attention to environmental issues, so the cycle industry is creating business opportunities again. It is believed that there is a possibility of expansion in the future.

  • Show Dates: March 22-25, 2023 (physical)、March 22-April 7, 2023 (online)
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1&2

Taipei AMPA

Automotive parts and accessories at Taipei AMPA
Source: Taipei AMPA

Taipei AMPA is the second largest automotive parts and accessories exhibition in Asia, and only one of its kind that connects automobiles and motorcycles. Taiwan may not be at the top of car design and development, but it is not to be ignored for parts and accessories, which account for 80% of the global market for crash parts. Taipei AMPA is attended by many companies from the automotive and motorcycle related industries every year. The exhibition is co-organized with other related exhibitions almost every year, and the number of booths exceeds 2,000 or even 3,000.

There are great business opportunities in the future for 5G, electric vehicles, and the internet of things. As the electric vehicle market continues to grow, there will be more and more demand for parts. Taiwan’s parts and accessories are a world-renowned industry, such as the AM market with a 90% market share. The exhibition will also invite famous international companies (NVIDIA, Delta Electronics) to share the difficulties and development trends of internet of vehicles in the future.

Because of Taiwan’s technological advantage, it is believed that AMPA Taipei will receive more attention from enterprises and media. As a result, more companies will be willing to announce their new products here in the future. This can increase the visibility of the industry and Taiwan’s AM market.

  • Show Dates: April 12-15, 2023 (physical)、April 10-23, 2023 (online)
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1

Taipei Dangdai

Very cool artwork at Taipei Dangdai
Source: Taipei Dangdai, FB Page

Art is just painting for many people, but some people consider it an important part of their lives. Taipei Dangdai attracts many top galleries from all over the world to exhibit their artworks. It is not only the hope that they will be sold. The most important goal is to let more collectors and people see the artists’ contributions to the field. Taipei Dangdai welcomes nearly a hundred galleries or more every year. And more than a thousand artworks.

There are many different types of artworks in the exhibition, and when visitors wander into a new zone, they will get a new feeling. Taipei Dangdai provides VIP services such as VIP portal, accomodation, shuttle, etc. You can visit their website for more information. The first day of the exhibition is restricted to invitees only, and the next day will be open to the general public. You can visit Taipei Dangdai if you like art. The exhibition will help to raise the atmosphere of art for everyone.

  • Show Dates: May 12-14, 2023、May 11, 2023 (VIP only)
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1


A close-up picture of semiconductor
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COMPUTEX TAIPEI was originally designed to help SMEs seek more opportunities to showcase their products. Until Taiwan’s information technology took off, many well-known companies (Acer, AMD, ASUS, NVIDIA, Microsoft Corp.) began to participate in the exhibition. Nowadays, it is one of the top three professional exhibitions for the world’s IT industry. This is why international IT companies choose the exhibition as the best exposure in Asia when launching new products.

COMPUTEX TAIPEI attracts more than 1,600 companies and 40,000 international buyers to visit and purchase every year. It is a very famous exhibition. The exhibition covers the entire supply chain, such as semiconductors, 5G, smart technologies, and other industries. There are also a number of speeches and events for participants to learn and network with each other.

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you will know that Taiwan’s semiconductor industry is extremely famous. TSMC is the top ranked company in this industry and its assets are among the top 10 in the world. It has over 50% market share in foundry and continues to develop the latest and smallest nanometer processes. TSMC is the most important company in Taiwan. Can you imagine that one company could use 10% of Taiwan’s electricity? Residential electricity consumption is only 11%. Taiwan’s main industries are IT, electronic technology, and semiconductors, such as “Hon Hai Technology” and “MediaTek” are also the leading companies in these fields. They always keep innovating and improving their technology, and still have a large market share in the next few years. These companies have better revenue or research and development results, which will increase the visibility of Taiwan. Therefore, there will be more domestic and foreign companies willing to participate in COMPUTEX TAIPEI.

  • Show Dates: May 30-June 2, 2023
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1


A company displayed their sauces at FOOD TAIPEI

FOOD TAIPEI is an exhibition full of exotic flavors. The annual exhibition period will attract many companies from different countries to showcase their special food and drink cultures. It is also combined with other exhibitions about the food industry to present the entire supply chain of this market. The exhibition is divided into many different zones, and the National Pavilion has the most booths. Exhibitors cover all continents, but maybe not Oceania. You will need to wait until the latest information is released each year to find out. At least 5,000 international buyers come here every year when no Covid-19 exists. According to official statistics, around 50% of buyers want to come for purchasing or seeking cooperation. Companies can get order opportunities more easily by coming here.

FOOD TAIPEI attracts around 3,000 booths every year, and even Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 is not enough. Hall 1 and Hall 2 need to be exhibited together. FOOD TAIPEI is mainly a B-to-B marketing exhibition, so there are a lot of business meetings, such as halal food procurement meetings. It can help the halal food industry to bring good business opportunities. If you want to know which halal restaurants are recommended in Taiwan.

  • Show Dates: June 14-17,2023
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1&2

BIO Asia

A doctor is injecting vaccines
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BIO Asia-Taiwan was exhibited in Taiwan for the first time in 2019. It means that Taiwan’s biomedical industry is recognized as one of the leading countries in Asia. Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system is well-known worldwide. Every year, BIO Asia-Taiwan will invite many experts and companies from related fields to discuss future innovation plans. It will also exhibit new biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc. to prove that Taiwan has made progress in the field of biomedical.

Taiwan is already a world leader in a number of medical devices. For example, blood pressure monitors and electric wheelchairs rank second in terms of market share. Taiwan’s biotechnology is not mature enough, but the global attack of Covid-19 has accelerated its development. In addition, the medical system is very perfect and epidemic prevention is recognized around the world. Taiwan’s biomedical industry will attract more attention from other countries.

The theme of the exhibition will be different every year, according to what the industry is developing at the time. The trend nowadays is smart medicine, and BIO Asia-Taiwan is also actively promoting this part. Participants can learn together and improve the competitiveness of the industry. Therefore, it is able to increase the market share of smart medicine.

  • Show Dates: Around July every year
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2

Energy Taiwan

Energy Taiwan is a very important exhibition because net-zero emissions by 2050 has become a goal that each country’s government wants to achieve. This exhibition is mainly for companies in the renewable energy industry (solar energy, wind power, etc.) to present their technology and development results here. Taiwan has not mastered enough technology in this field, such as offshore wind, which cannot be installed by Taiwan’s own ability. However, Energy Taiwan will be visited by many European companies. European countries are developing fast in the renewable energy industry and their regulations are very strict. Taiwan companies can look for cooperation partners through Energy Taiwan and create more business opportunities.

Energy Taiwan is also actively promoting green energy education and will present the sustainability award for the first time in 2022. It is hoped that the award will inspire people and companies to focus more on environmental issues.

Energy Taiwan has become a joint exhibition from 2018. Not only include solar energy and wind power, but also all other renewable energy (geothermal energy, hydrogen fuel, small hydroelectricity). Taiwan is actively developing renewable energy for power generation and wants to reach 20% of all power generation by 2025. In addition, solar power and wind power should reach 20 GW and 5.6GW respectively. Both are the largest proportion of all green energy. Therefore, more solar power and wind power companies will come to visit the exhibition. If you are a company representative of these industries, there are more communication opportunities here. There will also be a buyer’s lounge where buyers can conveniently discuss.

  • Show Dates: Around October every year
  • Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1

About exhibition halls in Taiwan

Almost all exhibitions are held at Taipei World Trade Center and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. When you were visiting exhibitions in the past, have you ever wondered why they were held in that place? Every exhibition is not always held in the same place. In fact, it depends on how many booths are needed to decide where they should be more suitable.

Taipei World Trade Center

View of Taipei World Trade Center facing Taipei 101
Source: Taipei World Trade Center

Taipei World Trade Center was originally divided into Hall 1 and Hall 3, but only Hall 1 is left now. It is located near Taipei 101 in the Xinyi District. Here is an important business district in Taipei. There are many international exhibitions held here every year and the usage rate is very high. There are restaurants in the building and many department stores nearby, so you don’t need to worry about food when visiting the exhibition.

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is currently divided into Hall 1 and Hall 2. Both are just across the road from each other and have more booths than Taipei World Trade Center. If an exhibition needs a lot of booths, this place will be more convenient for the whole planning. So currently, many exhibitions are selected to be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Here is a science park and another important business district in Taipei, as well as being conveniently located near the MRT and HSR.

Taipei World Trade Center Hall 11,301
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 12,467
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 22,104

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