A winning trio kicks off in mid-summer to cover the full menu of the food industry -- everything from machinery & technology to packaging, through to the vast world of food products and ingredients.
The organizer, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has tripled up these three top events this June 16 to 19 to offer largest, most efficient sourcing venue. That means triple prospects and business at the Taipei Int'l Food Show (FOOD TAIPEI) alongside the Taipei Int'l Food Machinery and Technology Show (FOODTECH TAIPEI), and the Taipei Int'l Packaging Industry Show (TAIPEI PACK).
Success Tastes Best!
This triple show venue is guaranteed to offer amazing prospects at a venue that links every facet of the food world at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall Ground Floor and 2nd Fl. Showground, and Hall 3. The eyes of the trade are now shifting to Taipei since it's the first time this triple-billed event has brought together such a vertically-integrated window on the trade with 804 exhibitors and 2,147 booths. The organizer expects more than 40,000 local and foreign visitors to the shows.
FOOD TAIPEI - Free Smells!
FOOD TAIPEI 2005 will bring together 559 exhibitors to use 1,275 booths. As many as 30 national pavilions will be there from countries as diverse as Taiwan, Canada, Spain, Chile, Japan, USA, Korea, Germany, Denmark, France, the Philippines, along with pavilions representing the six Latin American nations of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Among these exhibitors, the U.S. Pavilion will take up 80 booths and offer its largest-yet presence. Japan is also center-stage superstars with 40 booths while the Koreans have 28 booths.
This is the second time that Japan is participating after enjoying great success last year with a 20-booth pavilion. Nations participating for the first time with country pavilions include those in the nine-nation Africa Pavilion, Sri Lanka, Poland and Hungary. The Africa Pavilion features scrumptious food samples from the nine nations of Burkina Faso, Gambia, Chad, Swaziland, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Malawi, South Africa and Senegal.
Foodtech Taipei Churns It out!
This year 155 companies will use a total of 539 booths to spotlight their latest products. Highlight products include high-precision machinery from Chin Ying Fa Mechanical Engineering Co., a pioneer in food processing machinery. Meanwhile, the best in pharmaceutical whole plant equipment will be displayed by Yuan-Chen Machine Co. that offers a product selection ranging from extractive and granulation equipment to packaging machinery.
Meanwhile automatic encrusting and forming machines from ANKO Food Machine will offer the trade some of the most compact, best priced, and easily maintained processing machinery. Also here will be Chin Fa Mechanic Ltd. with the latest auto-tunnel bakery ovens. Many of their goodies will likely be freshly packed by auto-shrink machinery from Bension & Co.
Taipei Pack - Packaging Makes the Product
This event groups together 101 exhibitors with 346 booths. Visitors to TAIPEI PACK will be surprised by the number of innovations packed into this show venue. There's the newly developed copying-prevented container series developed by Supreme Technic Package Co. which brings into play their advanced in-mold labeling technique. And, without a doubt, Supreme's automatic turnkey EMD equipment will catch the attention of many buyers since it won the 11th innovation R&D award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
In addition, Thomson Printing & Packing Corp. will display its various environment friendly products such as zipper pouches and recyclable-spout stand pouches. Buyers who are sourcing packing materials should definitely not miss the opportunity to meet those high-quality Taiwanese biotech companies including Danhai Biotech Co., Xiang Meng Biotech Ltd., and Whetstone Biotech Inc. for their latest developments.
Show Features! Prospects galore at the Taiwan Pavilion!
A must-visit attraction at FOOD TAIPEI will be the 146-booth Taiwan Pavilion that's put together by the Council of Agriculture. This is the place to source numerous high-quality exported oriented companies in the eight sections of Fruit & Vegetables, Chinese Tea, Seafood, Rice, Livestock Products, Prepared Foods, Forestry Products and the Theme Area.
A key feature at the Taiwan Pavilion will be great selection of charcoal bamboo smoked products. So popular is bamboo charcoal in Taiwan and Japan that these nuggets are called "black diamonds". Black diamond smoked products include various kinds of tofu that boast a special fragrance from these burning bamboo charcoals and charcoal powders. These bamboo derived charcoal products are even used to increase food safety, for example, additives are now used to purify various feeds, water, and soils.
Taste of Taiwan Cuisine - Amazingly yummy!
Taste of Taiwan Cuisine is a "must-attend attraction" at FOOD TAIPEI where you can nibble your way through a diverse island of taste. To join it just head upstairs to the second floor showground of the TWTC Exhibition Hall. That's where the organizer has brought together the famous chefs of Taiwan's great hotels. These institutions are frequently headlined for their presidential banquets and international receptions. And now you too can sample their world-renowned cuisine when you visit super-star masterpiece hotels like the Ambassador Hotel, Grand Hotel, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Agora Garden, Caesar Park Hotel Taipei, along with leading cooks from the Kaohsiung Hospitality College who present the tastiest twists in Taiwan food. Visitors from abroad are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to taste their way through Taiwan.
2 Great Day Tours - free!
With Food Taipei comes two great day tours. While the "FOOD TOUR" aims at opening your taste buds to the great food maker of Taiwan, the other outing, the "SEE TAIWAN TOUR" aims at opening your eyes to the beauty and culture of a nation.
1. FOOD TOUR DAY TRIP - If you want to taste and relish more of Taiwan's unique delicacies and food business, there's more outside of the Taipei International Food Show. This one-day food tour on both June 17 (Friday) and June 20 (Monday) brings you to some of the most renowned food and beverage makers on the island. Besides enjoying the delightful tastes, this TAITRA and Taiwan Food GMP Development Association tour even provides a mini-tour of Taiwan's leading pottery village. Keep posted on this event at www.taiwanbiztour.com.
2. DISCOVER TAIWAN TOUR on Saturday, June 18, is arranged by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and covers greater Taipei, including scenic Yangmingshan (Grass Mountain) and the northern historic sea-sculpted Yehliu coastal area. To sign-up all you need is your foreign passport. Bon Voyage!
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