More than 30,000 visit Tai­wan Expo in the Philip­pines

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - BUSINESS -

In an ef­fort to bring the Tai­wan ex­pe­ri­ence closer to the Filipinos, Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (TAITRA) and Tai­wan As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. Philip­pines, in part­ner­ship with the Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs (MOEA), pre­sented the best of its cul­ture, tourism, and tech­nol­ogy to the coun­try through the Tai­wan Expo held at the SMX Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Manila. More than 30,000 vis­ited the show, prov­ing that there is a great in­ter­est in the Philip­pines to ex­plore op­por­tu­ni­ties to do busi­ness, study, work, and travel in Tai­wan.

The expo high­lights in­clude the Tai­wan Ex­cel­lence Pav­il­ion, which show­cased 85 award­win­ning prod­ucts that have been hand­picked by the Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs and Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil for be­ing ex­em­plary ex­am­ples of in­no­va­tion and value.

Trade vis­i­tors also wit­nessed the rich blend of mod­ern and tra­di­tional cul­ture as they were treated to daily world-class per­for­mances from Judy’s Har­mon­ica En­sem­ble, which played Fred­die Aguilar’s top hit Anak along with some clas­sic songs from Tai­wan, and the For­mosa Cir­cus Art Group as well as a gourmet show teach­ing at­ten­dees how to cre­ate Tai­wan’s best del­i­ca­cies in their own kitchen.

Dur­ing the event’s open­ing cer­e­mony, the Taipei Eco­nomic and Cul­tural Of­fice (TECO) in the Philip­pines rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mr. Gary Song-Huann Lin con­firmed that Filipinos may now visit Tai­wan with its newly ap­proved visa-free pol­icy, mark­ing the strength­ened part­ner­ships be­tween Filipinos and the Tai­wan com­mu­nity.

Tai­wan Expo in the Philip­pines was or­ga­nized by the Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil to­gether with the Tai­wan As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. Philip­pines. It part of a se­ries of events ini­ti­ated by TAITRA to pro­mote Tai­wan across the re­gion. The next leg of the event will be held in Malaysia on Novem­ber 9 to 11, 2017.

Ma­jor cities in Tai­wan were rep­re­sented in the show as well, show­cas­ing some of its top home­grown en­ter­prises in the hopes of get­ting dis­trib­u­tors and buy­ers in the Philip­pines.

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