The Taipei Cycle Show has today announced it will be pushed back until May due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The organizers cited restrictions that had led to many exhibitors being "unable to travel to, or ship exhibition stands and sample goods to show as travel and freight restrictions start to be put in place". An initial announcement made last week suggested that the show would go ahead but with Chinese visitors and exhibitors unable to attend
and facemasks mandatory for all visitors. However, as the outbreak has continued to spread, it has led to "significant developments in the number of travel and logistical restrictions," and has led to the postponement of the show.
The Coronoavirus has now infected more than 40,000 people worldwide and the 1000th death was recorded yesterday, Taiwan has recorded 18 cases of the virus.
The Taipei Cycle Show will now take place from May 14th to 16th, a month after Sea Otter, and will be paired with the TaiSPO outdoors show. The full release is below:
Press Release: TAITRA
The TAIPEI CYCLE show and TaiSPO, hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, was originally scheduled to be held from March 4th to 7th. These 2 globally significant shows together, would normally attract over 5000 booths representing industry exhibitors from around the globe. Due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), there have been significant developments in the number of travel and logistical restrictions; bringing into question the practicality this year’s planned dates.
The resulting restrictions have left many exhibitors unable to travel to, or ship exhibition stands and sample goods to show as travel and freight restrictions start to be put in place. This has led the organisers to make the difficult decision to re-schedule the March 2020 edition of the event.
In these uncertain times, TAITRA stands together with Taiwanese industry and government to stabilize global confidence in Taiwan as the benchmark for sourcing quality and innovation. TAITRA will continue to organise several economic and trade development activities.
Subject to the further development of the outbreak; in 2020, upon the request of those who still need this platform to explore business opportunities, TAITRA will hold the TAIPEI CYCLE+ & TaiSPO+ exhibitions, which will be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 from May 14th to 16th.
These special edition versions of these globally important shows will be held to support both the cycling and sporting goods industries. We expect to have companies with bicycles, components, electric bicycles and motor systems, fitness equipment, sportswear, smart sports, sporting services, ball sports, watersports, outdoor supplies and more.
The 3-day exhibition will also launch the first ever online exhibition concept, one-to-one procurement meetings, video conferences, and live-stream broadcasting. Services are provided to SMEs who need TAITRA’s assistance to find International customers.
TAITRA will coordinate its 63 international branch offices to invite buyers to visit Taiwan and send out a firm message to ensure confidence in the safety and quality to be expected when trading with Taiwanese companies.
For the latest details, please visit www.taipeicycle.com.tw and www.taispo.com.tw.