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Welcome to TaiSPO '07: Where great sports begin

This event rewards buyers with their leading edge in the trade by building upon a fresh dynamism throughout the industry that's attracting a growing number of fans to enjoy the health dividends of sports. And judging from the robust feedback, almost everyone at TaiSPO comes out ahead!

By TAITRA

The 2007 Taipei International Sporting Goods Show, the one event that sets the place in everything from fitness equipment to tennis gear. It's here where almost 300 suppliers will stage their best products from April 9 to 12 in the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall.

This event rewards buyers with their leading edge in the trade by building upon a fresh dynamism throughout the industry that's attracting a growing number of fans to enjoy the health dividends of sports. And judging from the robust feedback, almost everyone at TaiSPO comes out ahead!

This year's showground includes the TaiSPO All STARS-Inno Stage of Excellence-where the winning products of this competition will highlight an outstanding line-up of top-rated exercise and sports items.

TaiSPO '07 features fitness equipment, golf equipment, fishing gear, camping supplies, water sports equipment, racket sports equipment, mountaineering equipment, table games equipment, skiing & skating equipment, martial arts products, sportswear snowboards & surfboards, swimming & diving equipment, cycling accessories, boxing gear, protective gear, sporting balls and more.

Vigorous growth, healthy prospects

The health and fitness / sporting goods industry - second only to the defense industry in the use of advanced composite materials, and constantly incorporating new technologies and applications - continues to grow steadily as designs and materials match consumers' sophistication. This is resulting in products that are safer, more efficient, useful, durable, environmentally friendly, and just plain fun - bringing rising prospects as the market continues to expand worldwide across new geographical regions and demographic segments.

Taiwan -- The industry's versatile player

Taiwan has long been a reliable, valuable, and valued producer of sporting goods, fitness products, and leisure equipment, exporting the vast bulk of its quality, well-designed output to such leading markets such as the US, Japan, and the UK. In some market segments, such as golf equipment, Taiwan is downright dominant, with a 70% market share.

Here's why: Superior product design; Advanced materials; Sophisticated manufacturing techniques, quality finishing; Rapid delivery, flexible production quantity; Merging applications with world-leading electronics industry.

TaiSPO -- Asia's winning showcase

How can you tap into this exciting growth market, projected to expand at 5% annually for the foreseeable future? TaiSPO offers a shortcut. While highlighting many of the ways in which Taiwan-based firms are contributing to increasing product sophistication with product awards and displays, TaiSPO has emerged as an international trading post and Asia's leading multifaceted showcase on the strength of participation by major manufacturers, sales agents and distributors, and buyers including Decathlon S.A., ASICS Tiger, ITO-YOKADO, Nissen, Carrefour, Nike, WAL-MART Global Procurement, Adidas-Salomon International Sourcing, TESCO International Sourcing, and Costco India.

Charged with innovation

Taiwan's recreation and sporting goods manufacturers are always finding ways to incorporate breakthrough materials and applications into products. Many of these top products are recognized with the TaiSPO Awards of Excellence. Catch the winners and finalists in a special Awards of Excellence display section at TaiSPO, before you see them marketed under someone else's name!

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