TaipeiPLAS Digital Week Ended in Creating Online Business Opportunities
- Online Date: 2020/10/07
- Modify Date: 2020/10/07
Originally scheduled to take place in September 2020, the Taipei International Plastics and Rubber Industry Show (TaipeiPLAS) and Taipei International Shoe Making Technology Show (ShoeTech Taipei) have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to retain the business opportunity with the int’l buyers, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), organizers of TaipeiPLAS and ShoeTech Taipei, launched a week-long TaipeiPLAS Digital Week to introduce Taiwan's plastics and rubber machinery and shoemaking machinery industries to global buyers. The audio and video content, which is placed on the TTS D’CHANNEL, the Digital Week section of the exhibition website and Facebook page, has been watched and clicked more than one thousand times since its first broadcast. All are welcome to watch and share these exciting webinars.
Starting on September 21, the TaipeiPLAS Digital Week pushed out such contents as the CEO Panel, the Online Talks and the PLASpotlight. On September 29, the TTS Match, a virtual procurement conference jointly hosted by the TaipeiPLAS and the ShoeTech Taipei, was aired and 22 buyers from 12 countries negotiated with 25 domestic manufacturers. Among them, the representative of the Taiwan-based RebornPlas Composites, which is committed to regenerating nylon plastics from waste fishing nets, said that the procurement meetings had helped them effectively contact new buyers and develop circular-economy business opportunities. On the other hand, buyers from the India-based Deusch Motocomp stressed that the sourcing will not be affected by the pandemic and continue to contact Taiwanese manufacturers because they highly affirm the value of Taiwanese products.
In terms of the discussion topics and the introduction to innovative technologies, the TaipeiPLAS Digital Week has once again presented the TaipeiPLAS and ShoeTech Taipei as one of the leading plastics and rubber industry trade shows in Asia. Invited to the "Online CEO Panel" were several top executives from indicator companies in circular economy, namely Alan Wang, CEO of the Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture; Hans Hu, Director of Engel Machinery; Jack Lin, Vice President of the Polystar Machinery; Zen-Wen Chiou, Vice President of the Plastics Industry Development Center as well as Walter M. S. Yeh, TAITRA’s President & CEO. In the webinar, they talked about the "Circular Economy˙Sustainable Development", a forefront theme for the plastics and rubber industry under the ongoing global trend to phase out disposable plastics. Afterwards, the Online Talks interviewed with such exhibitors as the Genius Machinery, the Hsin Long Thread Rolling Machine, the Hi-More, the Cheng Mei Machine, the Horng Chii Machine Industry, the Huarong Plastic Machinery, and the Jumbo Steel Machinery. All the companies introduced their own innovative and characteristic products to buyers around the world. As their interactions with the hosting team of TaipeiPLAS and ShoeTech Taipei sparked a lot of intellectual flares, the Online Talks ranked the most popular live streaming in the Digital Week. Moreover, the PLASpotlight, which was aired at 3 p.m. Taipei time every day from September 22 to 29, featured six manufacturers, namely the Chuan Lih Fa, the Avalong Technology, the Tenso Machinery, the Victor Taichung Machinery Works, the Fong Kee International Machinery, and the Kung Hsing Plastic Machinery. Among them, HUANG Ming-he, Chairman of the Victor Taichung introduced his own company in person, while Charles WEI, Vice Chairman of the Fong Kee International Machinery, was interviewed live. Viewing the entire Digital Week event made international buyers feel as if they were joining the physical exhibition.
As digital events have become a dominant trend in the post-pandemic era, TAITRA and TAMI, organizers of TaipeiPLAS and ShoeTech Taipei, will continue to launch various online services through Electronic Direct Mail and social media to create a new business model and create a new normal for exhibitions. For more information, stay tuned at taipeiplas.com.tw, shoetech.com.tw and Facebook pages.