TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 19 September, 2018 - The 4th DATE Expo is being organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and co-organized by the Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association, Chinese Non-Store Retailer Association, Taiwan Association of Logistics Management, and Taiwan E-Commerce and Startup Association. The DATE EXPO will be held alongside the Taiwan Innotech Expo (formerly called the Taipei International Invention Show), taking place at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, September 27-29.
Over 60 of the industry's top e-commerce companies are participating in the trade exhibition this year. The exhibition will cover eight e-commerce themes, including Smart Retail, Cross Border & E-Tailing, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Mobile Commerce, Logistics, FinTech, Big Data, and Startups, and offers a stage to demonstrate online to offline integration, and comprehensive technology services. Furthermore, this year's number of startups has more than doubled from 18 to 41, boosting the exhibition's scope and driving its innovative energy.
TAITRA has indicated that e-commerce global retail revenues are said to increase from US$2.29 trillion in 2017 to US$4.479 trillion in 2021. This rapid growth in e-commerce represents a new source of growth momentum in the retail market and as a result, the exhibition will showcase more new e-commerce technologies and services. Based on early buyer registration data, most buyers are from China, India, United States, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, portraying high international visitor interest in Taiwan and its surrounding Asia-Pacific e-commerce markets, and their intention to engage in exchange and cooperation with Taiwan's e-commerce companies.
The exhibition will offer a wide variety of activities including the eCommerce Salon, eCommerce Seminar, Startups Seminar, and Procurement Meetings. Top e-commerce platforms and experts from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and China were invited by the respective TAITRA overseas offices to participate in the eCommerce Salon and share characteristics and insights from their local e-commerce markets. The eCommerce Seminar and Startup Seminar will consist of 15-minute presentations of products or services, while procurement meetings will be held in parallel with major e-commerce platforms, importers, and distributors from Southeast Asian countries as well as China. Companies include the Caring Pharmacy Group, a major Malaysian pharmacy chain; and VIPshop, a Chinese luxury goods e-commerce platform. These seminars aim to help exhibitors find business partners. The exhibition will also work together with LiveHouse for customized broadcasts of online presentations by major companies. The event's live broadcasts and activities will create an online to offline exchange platform for the e-commerce industry.
Sign up online in advance to experience the latest products, technologies, and services offered by Taiwan's e-commerce platforms, and get in on the chance to win a round-trip ticket to anywhere in Asia. For more information about DATE EXPO, please visit www.ecexpo.com.tw.
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.