Development of the global machinery industry has moved from precision manufacturing forward to intelligent machinery, which involves various advanced technologies and concepts including big data, AI (artificial intelligence), the Internet of Things, cloud computing, etc., and has increasingly broadening applications. Backed by well developed industrial clustering and offering high quality and competitive prices, Taiwanese machinery suppliers will better ride on the said trends and see an even brighter future, if granted a chance to enhance their global exposures.
The largest exhibition for machinery and related industries in the southern region of Taiwan, Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition (KIAE) 2018 will take place from March 30 through April 2 in Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC). The exhibition features six highlighted exhibition zones: “Machine Tools,”“Industrial Machinery,”“Parts & Components,” “Automatic Testing”, “Intelligent Machinery (Robots),”and “Consortiums,” with an aim to boost development of the industrial automation industry in southern Taiwan and help insiders to go global and explore overseas markets.
With booths fully booked in KEC for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, KIAE proved a resounding success, to which well-developed industrial infrastructure in Kaohsiung and mature traditional manufacturing, petrochemicals, steels, auto parts, electronics and optoelectronics industries in Tainan , as well as successful integration and mutual support among Southern Taiwan Science Park and nearby industrial parks, were attributable. The show resulted in considerable economic benefits for local industries.
Organized by Economic Daily News (EDN), the upcoming 2018 edition of KIAE looks to generate new business opportunities worth over NT$1.2 billion, to serve again as a growth propeller for related industries.
【Exhibition Date】：March 30 (Fri.) to April 2 (Mon.), 2018
【Opening Hours】：10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Show to close at 4 p.m. on the final day)
【Venue】：Koahsiung Exhibition Center (address: No.39, Chenggong Sec. Rd., Cianjhen District, Kaohsiung)
【Highlighted Zones】：Machine Tools, Industrial Machinery, Parts and Components, Automatic Testing, Intelligent Machinery (Robots), Consortiums
【Organizer】：Economic Daily News
Companies engaged in making, distributing or dealing machines and related parts and components of specific interest of KIAE attendees, as well as academic research organizations, technological service providers and incubation institutes, are welcome to exhibit at the show.
￭【Large Size】Over 1,000 booths are arranged over an area of 17,900 square meters in North and South halls in KEC.
￭【Flocking Buyers】Surrounded by industrial parks and Taiwan’s largest international commercial port, KIEA enjoys an enviable geographic advantage, which enables it to attract more professionals and buyers from all over the world.
￭【Vast Biz Opportunities】KIAE 2017 generated on-spot orders worth about NT$200 million and post-show deals over NT$1.2 billion.
￭【Trend Following】 KIAE 2018 keeps up with national developments and industrial trends and includes robots and intelligent machinery in its exhibit categories.
￭【Precise Marketing】Taiwan’s largest business-focused newspaper, EDN takes advantage of its large customers database and tremendous resources to promote KIAE during other exhibitions, online and via electronic and print media, through outdoor advertising and with invitations to target buyers, and joins hands with TAITRAI to invite foreign buyers. The precise marketing tactics work to result in over 80 percent of exhibitors satisfied in each of the past editions of KIAE.