MEET TAIWAN provides sustainability action plans to make Taiwan “the Greentopia of Asia MICE”.

Taipei: the recovery of Taiwan’s MICE sector is gaining momentum.
Taipei: the recovery of Taiwan’s MICE sector is gaining momentum. Photo Credit: Adobe stock/Nicholashan

As part of M&C Asia’s CVB Update series, MEET TAIWAN shares its latest news.

What’s the 2023/24 projection for Taiwan’s MICE sector?

The Taipei International Book Exhibition in February, 2023's first large-scale MICE event in Taiwan, saw more than 500,000 attendees, with about 500 publishing companies from 33 countries participating. Another event, the 32nd Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, attracted 1,500 experts from more than 40 countries to Taiwan.

In March, booth demand for the globally recognised TIMTOS exhibition exceeded supply, while attracting buyers from more than 100 countries to Taiwan. In April, the World Veterinary Association, a congress for the only veterinary organisation in the world with a history of more than 100 years, was held in Taiwan with more than 5,000 attendees. In May, COMPUTEX, the world's second largest computer exhibition, will gather thousands of domestic and foreign manufacturers and use more than 3,000 booths.

What are MEET TAIWAN’S newest MICE developments?

In 2022, MEET TAIWAN co-published with UFI the 2022 Taiwan MICE Sustainability White Paper, providing Asia with a blueprint for sustainable MICE events in the post-pandemic era. In 2023, we take a further step by inviting Taiwan MICE stakeholders to work together, coming up with a hundred practical actions of promoting MICE sustainability, called the 100x100 Sustainable Campaign.

We are also launching a MICE Events Carbon Emission Calculator to help calculate and reduce carbon emissions of MICE events held in Taiwan. MEET TAIWAN will continue to provide sustainability action plans for the MICE industry to make Taiwan “the Greentopia of Asia MICE”.

MEET TAIWAN provides an incentive subsidy up to US$16,700 for the period of bidding international conferences and exhibitions; plus US$66,700 for exhibitions and US$133,400 for conferences during the period of holding the events. For corporate meetings, souvenirs and subsidies from Taiwan's national and city governments are offered.