MEET TAIWAN has added yet more accolades to its MICE portfolio, winning Best
Convention & Visitors Bureau (Asia) and Best Conferences &
Exhibitions Destination (Asia) at the recent M&C Asia Stella Awards
At the 8 December hybrid event, Patrick Han, Assistant Director, Economic Division Taipei Representative Office in Singapore reiterated how the Bureau of Foreign Trade has "made great
efforts to support the industry such as in online exhibition platforms
to connect industries with foreign buyers, and 2020's [hybrid] annual
ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung which rolled out the Kaohsiung Protocol".
also highlighted the various "digital transformation projects in MICE
facilities" to support the global shift online, and soon, more
convention venues are set to open in Taiwan's metropolitan areas to
present planners with more options than ever before.
These include the International Convention Center Tainan (10,692sqm),
Taoyuan Convention & Exhibition Center (76,120sqm), and Taichung
International Convention & Exhibition Center (129,844sqm).
Just in time to further support meeting planners who are strategising
and booking for 2022 and beyond, MEET TAIWAN has developed one guide to
five elements of success: flowing across annual calendar favourites,
up-to-date city highlights and recommendations, earth-friendly meetings,
support packages and more.
With the world's eyes increasingly focused on conservation and
environmental sustainability for instance, the guide highlights Taiwan's
earth-friendly protocols for green MICE initiatives, making it easier
for planners to bid, host, and report on sustainable events.
Also, a sustainable event does not always mean higher costs or
diminished experiences. Simple methods include opting for
locally-sourced meals, incorporating CSR into the trip, going digital
for brochures and swopping individual bottled water for dispensers
instead. Tapping a destination's well-connected public transport system
is another way — and it definitely helps if the rides are as scenic as
the ones in Taiwan.
Surge for smaller appeal
Provinces are becoming more attractive destinations for travellers
and incentive groups, who are rediscovering new emerging locations for
nature, history and dramatic landscapes.
Miaoli, Changhua, Yunlin and Pingtung are perfect examples: think
fishing in the dark, a temple made of glass, or catching 'blue tears' of
Information may not be as visible online — and this is where MEET
TAIWAN's latest guide offers incentive ideas and other useful themed
experiences to pick from.
In the wake of Covid-19, planners are also looking at destination
safety, epidemic prevention policies, and wellness-centric itineraries,
all of which are included in the guide as well.
Get started here.