New Venue Opens in Kaohsiung as Fastener Fair Opens
Earlier this week, the Taiwan International Fastener Show (Fastener Taiwan) was the inaugural event at the official opening of the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC). The Fastener Show attracted 350 exhibitors and was held from 14th to 15th April. Organisers estimate 2,000 overseas visitors attended the two-day trade show. The KEC features gross indoor space of 18,000 m2 across two halls as well as 7,200 m2 of outdoor space.
There were 850 (standard) exhibitor booths, double the number recorded in the previous edition in 2012, featuring fastener services, production, equipment, tools, testing instruments and raw material.
According to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which organised the show, more than 1,500 international buyers applied through its global branches to participate at the show this year – an increase of 30% compared with the 2012 edition.
Wang Chih-kang, chairman of TAITRA, was quoted saying, “The scale of the International Fastener Show this year is larger compared to two years ago. We earned a good reputation since we can take buyers to the factories and let them observe the production procedures by themselves.”