For its second staging, iMT Taiwan is earmarked to present over 200 exhibiting companies covering some 9,100 sqm exhibition space catered for over 6,000 trade buyers and professional visitors. An 50% increase in overall exhibition growth is expected compared to its preceding performance last year where a total of 172 exhibiting companies from 11 countries convened at the exhibition to showcase their newest cutting-edge technologies, machinery, equipment and products to 4,657 international trade visitors across its 4,550 sqm show floor. With 85% of the pioneer exhibiting companies having pre-booked or indicated interest to return in 2016, fast-moving sales of booth spaces have provided a promising start to iMT Taiwan. Noting his confidence that the exhibition will gain continued success, Mr. Gerd Keim, President of Kaigo Co.,Ltd said that, “amidst a resilient global economy and with the relentless support from our industry partners, we are aiming to go maximum force in delivering an even better show for the industry.” iMT Taiwan will be held under the advice of the Kaohsiung City Government with the support of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH – organizer of the world’s top metal trade fairs, and over 20 international and local industry partners and associations.
Strategically put together to further uplift Taiwan’s position as a strong metal producer for global markets, iMT Taiwan will feature the end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain for the metal sector derived from Taiwan’s unique technological capabilities, research & development intelligence as well as its skilled workforce. Mr. Keim highlighted that, “some 60% of visitors last year indicated Material Science and Engineering as the product range that they are most interested in. This evidently shows that international industry players have high regards for Taiwan’s expertise in metallurgy and their product or service offerings are deservingly well sought-after in the market. As the organizer, we are happy to have brought the exhibitors and their customers closer and provide the impetus for business development.”