FISME led MSME delegation to Taiwan; says TAIPEI PLAS provided excellent platform to see latest technology & machinery in operation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (KNN) Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) took a business delegation of around 20 MSME entrepreneurs to Taiwan for the 16th Edition of TAIPEI PLAS 2018 (15th to 19th August 2018), one of the most prominent exhibitions in Taiwan related to Plastic & Rubber sector.
FISME has in the past also successfully led the delegations to Taipei International Machine Tool Show, popularly known as TIMTOS, Food Taipei and other exhibitions organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
The FISME delegation was headed by Mukesh Kalra, Joint Secretary (International Trade). The delegation was in Taiwan from August 14 to 18, 2018.
Kalra, who returned to India on Tuesday 21st August said, “The visit was quite fruitful as Indian MSMEs found the Taiwanese technology and machineries to be suitable for their production. The exhibition provided an excellent platform to see the latest technology and machinery in operation. The Indian MSME entrepreneurs had B2B meetings with the Taiwanese companies and some of them also went for factory visits in Taichung.”
Most of the delegates expressed their desire to return to the show in the year 2020.
TAIPEI PLAS 2018 is one of the leading exhibitions in Taiwan in the field of Plastics and Rubber in which around 540 exhibitors participated at the event and approximately 19,000 visitors visited.
The exhibition focussed on Plastic & Rubber Processing Machinery, Injection Molding Machinery, Blow Molding Machinery, Extruders, Printing Machinery, Auxiliary Equipment, Molds & Dies, Parts & Accessories, Raw Materials, Semi-Finished & Finished Products.
Along with Taipei Plas, the delegation also visited the 1st edition of Taipei International Shoe Making Technology Show.
For the first time, the biennial plastics and rubber show added a section covering shoe production—ShoeTech Taipei.
Taipei Plas was organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry and was co-organized by Taiwan Rubber & Elastomer Industries Association, The Taiwan Plastics Industry Association, Taiwan Synthetic Resins Manufacturers Association, Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan.
FISME, the leading industry body for MSME associations in the country, has been actively involved in promoting trade between India & Taiwan.
In the last couple of years FISME has taken several delegations to Taiwan including TIMTOS (Machine Tool Show), Food Taipei, MTDU0 (Manufacturing Technology Show) etc.
The biennial event, which began in 1987, marked its 16th edition in 2018. According to some reports, TAITRA said that in 2017, the output value of plastics and rubber machinery for Taiwan was more than USD 1.4 billion. Of that, USD 1.1 billion was exported—a figure that was 12.8% higher than 2016 and positioned Taiwan as the world’s sixth largest producer and export of plastics and rubber machinery.
This year there were 497 exhibitors in TAIPEI PLAS and then there were ShoeTech exhibitors.
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