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Taiwan offers support to domestic MICE players as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Various subsidies and measures in place to help the industry recover

TAITRA hosted a MICE Restart Press Conference on 11 June to announce the reopening of domestic MICE.
TAITRA hosted a MICE Restart Press Conference on 11 June to announce the reopening of domestic MICE.

TAIWAN – As restrictions ease and more public facilities reopen on the back of an improving Covid-19 situation in Taiwan, the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced the reopening of domestic MICE with new public health regulations in effect.

Since Lunar New Year, domestic conferences and exhibitions numbered almost zero, according to a statement by TAITRA. After the reopening, the industry is expected to be see an estimated 50 events take place between June and July, covering industries such as F&B, sports, and gaming.

In anticipation of a full reopening, Taiwan’s MICE Promotion Program (MEET TAIWAN), which is supported by the government, offers professional consulting and support for venues and related industries, plus subsidies and other assistance.

Speaking to M&C Asia, a TAITRA spokesperson said that in an effort to help Taiwanese companies cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, MEET TAIWAN will assist with the application of relief programmes for MICE-related industries.

The bureau has also launched a Taiwan Global Anti-Covid-19 Pavilion website (www.anticovid19tw.org) to inform the public and private sectors of the latest information from Taiwan, as well as a series of integrated online services to inform exhibitors of global business opportunities (https://cloudcdn.taiwantradeshows.com.tw/tts-online/tts-l1-en.html).

For more details, visit MEET TAIWAN’s official website: https://www.meettaiwan.com/en_US/index.html