Bangalore, November 24, 2017: The Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), Taiwan’s foremost non-profit trade promotion organization, today inaugurated the First Edition of ‘SMART ASIA 2017—Expo & Summit’. The inauguration ceremony took place at the White Orchid Convention Center, Bangalore at 11:00 am. Mr. James C. F. Huang, Chairman of TWTC, delivered opening remarks to welcome all the representatives from the array of government, associations and business organizations.
In unveiling SMART ASIA 2017 and its themes including “Smart City Solutions”, “Smart Technology Applications” and “City Development products/services”, Mr. Huang emphasized that SMART ASIA 2017 endeavors to echo the ambitious ‘Smart Cities Mission’ being propelled by the Modi administration. This follows the institution of Taiwan’s New South Bound Policy, which aims to enhance cooperation between India and Taiwan and whereby Taiwan contributes to India’s Smart City Mission. Taiwan brings its expertise in IoT, smart transportation, smart energy, smart buildings and wastewater treatment solutions, which have been successfully showcased in countries such as Korea and Indonesia. India’s software capabilities coupled with Taiwan’s proficiency in hardware production can help India in building world-class Smart Cities. India has already started using smart solutions from Taiwanese companies like Delta. In March 2017, the company installed a state-of-the-art video wall solution for the Smart City project in Jaipur, Rajasthan, which will enable the Jaipur Development Authority to monitor the city’s activities.
The ‘India-Taiwan Smart City Summit’ will be held in parallel to the three-day show from November 23-25. Organized by TWTC, the Advanced Public Transportation Research Center (APTRC), and Taiwan’s Intelligent Transportation Society, the Summit will comprise a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions by industry leaders across verticals, who will deliberate Smart City Cooperation between India and Taiwan. These experts will also address Smart Transportation solutions on the second day of the Summit.
Fifty world-class Taiwan companies are showcasing products and services to help India accelerate the government’s Smart City vision. Key exhibitors include Acer India, Advantech, CHEM, CTCI, Delta Electronics, EMS, Everlight, FETC International, Transcend, and YouBike. SMART ASIA 2017 Expo & Summit is organized by the Taipei World Trade Center, a sister organization to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and is being held at the White Orchid Convention Center, Bangalore, November 23-25, 2017.
About SMART ASIA 2017 Expo & Summit:
SMART ASIA 2017, an event aspiring to connect Taiwan’s expertise with opportunities in India, in building intelligent, robust and efficient Smart Cities, will take place November 23-25, 2017 at the White Orchid Convention Center, Bengaluru. The show focuses on three themes: Smart City Solutions, Smart Technology Applications, and City Development Products/Services. In parallel to the three-day show, TWTC is organizing an “India-Taiwan Smart City Summit”. The summit will gather government representatives and industry leaders to identify the challenges and opportunities of urbanization, share experiences and best practices of smart city solutions, and explore future trends and possibilities for India’s smart cities.
About Taipei World Trade Center:
The TWTC was established in January 1986, by Taiwan’s foremost trade promotion organization, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), to provide a single, modern venue that would combine exhibition space, conference facilities, offices, and hotel accommodation for international business. TWTC brings together a vast array of consulting services on trade-related issues, trade partners, suppliers, and markets.
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with foreign market challenges.
TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and 60 overseas branch offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.
In addition to organizing trade delegations & providing customized procurement services, TAITRA also hosts more than 35 international trade shows annually in Taipei and in Kaohsiung. In 2016, 11,128 exhibitors and 83,807 international visitors took part in these events.