Taipei’s five premium food-related exhibitions, FOOD Taipei, Food & Pharmatech, Taipei PACK, Taiwan Int’l Hotel Restaurant & Catering (HORECA), and HALAL Taipei, took place from June 22 to 25 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1.
Scale of the four-day event broke records with up to 1,656 exhibitors using 3,981 booths, and attracted over 66,000 visitors including 7,500 international buyers.
Taking place for the 26th time, Food Taipei 2016 brought together Taiwan’s premium and special food product companies. For the first time, the Council of Agriculture of the Executive Yuan took charge of the Top 10 Innovative Products section with innovations like rice pizzas, pure rice spaghetti, and gift packages containing Queensland grouper fish. In addition, as many as 36 national pavilions took visitors by surprise, with the five largest ones being the Cross-straits Pavilion, the Japanese Pavilion, the USA Pavilion, the Korean Pavilion, and the FTA Pavilion (Free Trade Agreement) featuring countries in Central and South America that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. The Japanese Pavilion alone had a record 103 Japanese companies, while the EU hosted 10 participating countries. Overflowing with cuisines and foods, Food Taipei was no doubt the best food culture platform where East met West.
The Food & PharmaTech Taipei and the Taipei PACK expos were also full of major food production and packaging machinery producers. In particular, a Trends of Packaging Materials: Safety Issues seminar was held, where not only future industry trends were evaluated in-depth, the spirit and energy of Taiwan’s machinery industry to “create, develop, and make a difference” were also fully demonstrated to visiting international buyers.
The Taiwan HORECA Expo had two sections: a Top Six-star Hotel and Restaurant Trends area and the MIT (Made in Taiwan) area, to meet the needs of hospitality businesses for guest rooms, cleaning, toiletries, and restaurants. On the other hand, the HALAL Taiwan Expo served as a perfect platform for those seeking success in Muslim markets. Halal coffees, jams, and dried vegetables from Taiwanese companies were introduced at the exhibition, as was an all-new Indonesian Pavilion presented by the Indonesian Taipei Economic and Trade Office. Through the cultural exchange, companies from both cultures may find ways into the prosperous global Muslim market.
For more information, please visit the following websites…
Food Taipei at www.foodtaipei.com.tw
FoodTech & PharmaTech Taipei at www.foodtech.com.tw
Taipei Pack at www.taipeipack.com.tw
Taiwan HORECA at www.taiwanhoreca.com.tw
Halal Taiwan at www.halalexpo.com.tw