TAIPEI CYCLE '05 is building upon the success of last spring's show and dedicating every inch of exhibition space to the precious cycle! Taiwan, the Kingdom of Bicycles, will welcome more than 600 companies to use 2,000 booths across the massive Exhibition Ground, its new 2nd floor Area H, and Exhibition Hall 3 in TWTC.
TAIPEI CYCLE '05 will launch five main activities combining dynamic and static events. They are: Summit Forum at 10:30 am on March 4-Panelists: Stan Day, President of SRAM Willo Blome, President of COLIPED Fred Clement, President of NBDA, Hannes Neupert, President of Extra Engergy Grace S. Ruan, President of Wheel Giant Mo-Hua Yang, Deputy Director of MRL of ITRI Ni Jie, President of Luyuan; Taipei Int'l Road Race on the morning of March 6 around Exhibition Hall 3; Cycle Business Tour in Central Taiwan-one-day trip to Taichung on March 8 for foreign buyers and media to know more about Taiwan cycle industry; Taiwan Cycle Night-a banquet will be held on March 5 at the Banquet Hall, 3F of Taipei International Convention Center to show Taiwan's sincere welcome for local and foreign manufacturers and buyers; Tour of northeast Taiwan for overseas visitors.
Superstars at Taipei Cycle!
All eyes will be on the complete bike superstars at Exhibition Hall 3 just beside Taipei 101. These brand champs include the big names such as Giant, Merida, Wheeler, Pacific, Dahon, and Accell, as well as hundreds of upstarts targeting the global market.
Cycling parts come together!
And don't forget parts! With the average bicyclist spending more than twice the value of the original bike on parts and repairs, TAIPEI CYCLE has dedicated its main showground to those who keep the wheels turning. Let the parts come together by taking a quick stroll across the showground. Everyone who's anyone in cycling parts will be here, including SHIMANO, KMC, MICHELIN, KENDA, and WELLGO.
Insiders in the biking industry
A full menu of expert seminars and panel discussions will unfold during TAIPEI CYCLE '05. Here you will hear superstars from across the cycle industry providing insider advice. There's a series of Keynote Speeches from leading experts from North America, Germany, Japan, Belgium, China, Russia, and Taiwan, who cover everything from world LEV and bicycle marketing networks to new LEV techniques upgrades, which are supplemented by LEV displays in Area H on 2nd Floor of TWTC Exhibition Hall.
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