The Curtain Rises for Asia’s premium Hardware Show
The 16th Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) is the biggest edition in its history. The grand opening on October 12 will kicked off the three-day event at the Greater Taichung Int’l Expo Center. 400 exhibiting companies from 8 categories will showcase their best hardware selection to visitors from all over the world. Numerous events such as inspirational industrial forum and complimentary matchmaking service will be held during the show.
Burgeoning Demands for World Class Hardware
As Asia’s leading premium hardware show, visitor registration to THS has been growing steadily. The show is set to welcome buyers from more than 11 countries with strong hardware purchasing power. Complimentary business matching services are open to all buyers to support their search for the perfect product and most suitable manufacturers. This year, THS received large number of matchmaking applications from large international distributors and retailers such as ENGEX from UK, GTV from Poland, ATAMAN GROUP from Turkey, and SAMICK-THK from Korea. THS aims to emphasize the high quality services and products of Taiwan. In addition, supplement services such as free accommodation/airport pickup subsidy, invitation letter for visa application, travel recommendation to buyers’ lounge, and buyer’s happy hour program were designed to ease the stress of travel and procurement for each buyer.
Market Experts Share Their Insights at THS Forum
Highly regarded as Taiwan’s foremost business networking and information-gathering platform for the hardware sector, the trade show is augmented by the annual industry forum, specially titled “Emerging Industry Trends.” The forum aims to provide participants with critical market insights on key industry developments and optimized opportunities to propel their business further into larger foreign markets. Industry analysts and technology specialists from the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre will focus on Taiwan’s metal industry developments and its impact towards the hardware sector.
Stemming from Taiwan Hardware Show’s cooperation with the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA), Mr. Alisdair Gray, Director of European Affairs of EDRA will be delivering his speech on “The Global Home Improvement Industry in 2016.” His talk will highlight trends, best practices as well as new and successful concepts for better market outreach amongst hardware businesses. In addition, given Taiwan’s swift penetration into the hearts of French hardware users, Mr. Philippe Mechin, a renowned industry watcher from BM2C Media, will present “Trends and Customer Behavior of the French Hardware, DIY, and Gardening Markets.” In sum, the intellectual discourse is aimed at propelling Taiwan’s manufacturing capabilities and exports further.
THS sorts exhibitors into 8 categories based on their products: Tools & Accessories, Locks & Fittings, Fasteners & Fittings, Building Supplies, Garden & Outdoor Equipment, Automotive Supplies & Accessories, Machines & Plant Equipment, and Safety Equipment & Products. Established as the one-stop business platform that provides the complete supply chain of the hardware industry, the rapidly expanding THS are poised to mirror the burgeoning demands across the domestic and international markets.