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The Curtain Rises for Asia’s Premium Hardware Show

October 6, 2016 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

The 16th Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) will be the largest in its history. The grand opening on October 12 will kick off the three-day event at the Greater Taichung Int’l Expo Center.


400 exhibiting companies covering eight categories will showcase their best hardware selections to visitors from all over the world. Numerous events, such as an inspirational industrial forum and complimentary matchmaking service, will be held during the show.

Highly regarded as Taiwan’s foremost business networking and information-gathering platform for the hardware sector, THS will be augmented by an annual industry forum titled “Emerging Industry Trends”. The forum will aim to provide participants with critical market insights on key industry developments and optimized opportunities to propel their businesses further into larger foreign markets. Industry analysts and technology specialists from the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre will focus on Taiwan’s metal industry developments and their impact on the hardware sector.

Stemming from the Taiwan Hardware Show’s cooperation with the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA), Mr. Alisdair Gray, Director of European Affairs of EDRA, will be delivering his speech on “The Global Home Improvement Industry in 2016”. His talk will highlight trends and best practices, as well as new and successful concepts for better market outreach amongst hardware businesses. In addition, given Taiwan’s swift penetration into the hearts of French hardware users, Mr. Philippe Mechin, a renowned industry watcher from BM2C Media, will present “Trends and Customer Behavior of the French Hardware, DIY, and Gardening Markets”. In sum, the intellectual discourse will be aimed at propelling Taiwan’s manufacturing capabilities and exports further.

THS sorts exhibitors into eight categories based on their products: Tools & Accessories, Locks & Fittings, Fasteners & Fittings, Building Supplies, Garden & Outdoor Equipment, Automotive Supplies & Accessories, Machines & Plant Equipment, and Safety Equipment & Products. Established as a one-stop business platform that provides access to the entire hardware industry supply chain, the rapidly expanding Show is poised to handle burgeoning demands from domestic and international markets.

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