Taiwan MICE Awards
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Gold Awards Exhibition Group A
The 15th BioTaiwan has concluded, wrapping up another exciting round of biotech-themed meet-ups, forums, exhibitions and presentations that take place every year in Taipei, Taiwan. The BioTaiwan Exhibition is a part of BioTaiwan event, overall participation numbers were impressive: 600+ companies, 1,310 booths, 350+ partnering sessions, and 90,000+ visitors over the four days. The week-long festival of events included the two-day BioBusiness Asia (BBA) conference, the BioTaiwan Exhibition, the Greater China & Asia-Pacific Opportunities conference, one-on-one partnering and a wide range of seminars and workshops.
International participation in the four-day BioTaiwan Exhibition, both booth holders and visitors, has always been healthy, and this year was particularly encouraging - companies and investors from fifteen countries and areas were hosted : China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada etc.
Taiwan’s strengths on show at BioTaiwan Exhibition
BioTaiwan has grown in step with Taiwan's development as a biotech regional powerhouse and is now one of Asia's most important biotech-themed gatherings. It's also a great chance to see first hand examples of the direction Taiwan is heading and the opportunities that are opening up, particularly with the convergence of digital and medical technologies.
For example, speakers and exhibitors highlighted Taiwan's existing strengths in ICT, and growing capabilities in the newly emerging realms of IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence); all of which are transferable to medical device development, device-drug combinations, digital health/mobile health/e-health.
With precision medicine being a focus of many of BioTaiwan's meetings, it's also clear that Taiwan is well placed to take a leading role by combining capabilities in drug development, diagnostics, devices and utilizing Big Data analytics methodology.
All sectors of the life science industry in Taiwan, including biotech, pharma, diagnostics and medical devices, are currently undergoing high levels of growth. BioTaiwan 2017 has concluded, and it was another exciting and memorable occasion. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018 !
About Taiwan MICE Awards
Source：Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs Implemented by Taiwan MICE Project Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs
The Taiwan MICE Awards was established to encourage MICE organizers' to be innovative, improve service quality, and implement environmental principles as exemplary models for Taiwan's MICE industry towards strengthening the brand image of Taiwan's MICE industry, enhancing the industry's overall competitiveness, and further improving the country’s economic development.
Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Taiwan MICE Project Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs