Taipei International Cycle Show 2012 Post-Event Conference

After an exhausting four days, this evening saw the last few hours of Taipei Cycle 2012, as Asia’s largest bicycle trade show drew to a close. At the post-show conference presented to a small group of journalists this afternoon, Executive Vice-President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Walter Yeh wrapped up the show with an overview of this year’s event.

The 25th edition of the show, which started on Tuesday, witnessed an increase in the number of international visitors compared to last year.

Over 6400 visitors flew in from various countries, with the majority from China, Japan and USA – a 12% growth. Singapore was well within the top ten countries to visit the show too, with representatives from local bike shops looking to source for new products.

Soul Bikes was the only Singaporean exhibitor amongst the 1091 other companies, with big names like Colnago, Focus, BH and Trek making their presence felt.

Said Mr Yeh, “Due to the popularity of the event in previous years, we increased the show area by 7.5% to house a total of 3288 booths and unfortunately still had to turn down over a hundred booths due to space constraints.”

“There has been excellent response for European brands looking at joining the show, as Asia is now seen to have a huge market for cycling.”

On the whole, Taipei Cycle seems to be on the right track to becoming on par with Eurobike in Germany, the world’s largest bike show.

The dates for next year’s show have already been announced to be from March 20 to 23. We can hardly wait…