Taiwan Companies Showcase MICE Offerings at IMEX America

MEET TAIWAN Held Networking Event and Press Conference for Buyers, Planners and Media

Oct 24, 2013, 20:37 ET from MEET TAIWAN

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading executives and government officials from Taiwan's MICE industry were on-hand at a networking event and press conference on Oct. 15 as part of the IMEX America Conference. The event, held at The Venetian Las Vegas, was facilitated by MEET TAIWAN and attended by global buyers, meeting planners and international media.

At the event, Mrs. Felicia Chang, Director of the MEET TAIWAN project, welcomed guests and gave a brief overview of the MEET TAIWAN initiative to improve service efficiency, enhance international visibility and competitiveness and to promote Taiwan as one of the best MICE destinations in the world. Mrs. Chang was followed by the Director of Commercial Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles Mr. Ming-Shy Chen, who delivered an impactful speech on the importance of Taiwan businesses and the long history of friendliness with America over the years and what it means for the future of both countries.

Ms. Tina Chuang, the Manager of MEET TAIWAN, gave a presentation highlighting the beauty, cuisine, culture and amenities that are available to all Taiwan MICE attendees. Her multimedia presentation included video and photos of Taiwan's state-of-the-art event spaces and hotels that ranged from budget friendly to Five-Star with beach access.

Ms. Chuang's presentation was followed by Mr. Alan Huang, the Project Manager of Taiwanlook DMC which is a destination management company that tailor makes every event with a unique touch of Taiwanese culture. Mr. Huang, who earlier presented at MEET TAIWAN's booth during the trade show, gave an informational presentation on Taiwanlook's capabilities to customize meetings and incentive activities from everything to the flights to the hotel the attendees stay at and the activities that they experience on breaks or other downtimes.

Mr. Louis Su, the General Manager of Instant Business Service (TIBS) Co., Ltd., gave a highly informational overview of his company's goal to provide the most professional, intimate and meticulous service to their customers. TIBS specializes in conferences, exhibitions, business visitations, investment research, enterprise annual conventions and incentive travel.

Closing out the event was Mr. Jenn-Jia Huang from Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association (TCEA), which consolidated the strength of both government and private sectors to further develop Taiwan's MICE industry. Mr. Huang spoke on the past, present and future of the TCEA and its goal to bring more meetings and conventions to Taiwan.

The event also featured Taiwanese Master Paper Artist Hung-Hsin-Fu who created 3D paper flowers for the attendees.

For more information on MEET TAIWAN, please visit http://www.meettaiwan.com/en_US/index.html.

In 2009, the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) initiated the Taiwan MICE Advancement Program (MEET TAIWAN.) A four-year development project, the program improved Taiwan's MICE industry. For the past four years, MEET TAIWAN assisted and supported bids for 244 international conferences and 110 corporate meetings. Encouragingly, MEET TAIWAN's efforts helped bring 230 international conferences and corporate meetings to Taiwan, with about 120,000 foreign participants.

To advance MICE development to the next step, the BOFT is beginning an extension project titled Taiwan's MICE Industry Pilot Program (MEET TAIWAN.) Commencing in 2013, the BOFT looks forwards to another four years of continued investment in the Taiwan MICE industry. The MEET TAIWAN program aims to make Taiwan well known for its high-quality service MICE industry. The long-term objective is to improve service efficiency, enhance international visibility and competitiveness of the MEET TAIWAN brand, and promote Taiwan as one of the best MICE destinations in the world.

Erinn Lynch / Nick Valente
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