TaiSPO, one of the well-known sporting goods shows, will hold both a physical show from March 8 to 10 in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2) and a virtual event “TaiSPO DigitalGo” when it takes place in March 2022. This is TaiSPO’s first hybrid event, the last two editions being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TaiSPO 2021 attracted approximately 20,000 visits from 44 countries, with strong participation from U.S., Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and China. This platform will provide professionals from around the world with information on the industry’s latest trends, and will also provide excellent opportunities for discussing business partnerships.
TaiSPO will kick off on 10th March, 2022 and TaiSPO DigitalGo will be on March 9, with TaiSPO closing on March 12, and TaiSPO DigitalGo concluding on April 8. This long-awaited gathering of the world’s leading sporting goods industry leaders is a one stop shop to conduct business with stakeholders across the global supply chain. The virtual exhibition aims to help international exhibitors and attendees overcome the limitations of cross-border travels and time zones in getting business done. Visitor registration for both TaiSPO and TaiSPO DigitalGo opens via the event website https://www.taispo.com.tw/en/index.html
Global fitness trends and smart sporting business opportunities drive industrial development
The global fitness trend continues to drive the development of domestic and overseas fitness industries. One of the effects of the pandemic is a sharp increase in the demand for home fitness products. Taiwan’s sporting goods exports reached another historic peak at US$2.2 billion in 2020. Exports in the first half of 2021 showed a 106% YOY growth. This is the largest growth in the last decade which reflects a boom in the global home fitness market and the popularity of made-in-Taiwan sports equipment.
Taiwan’s sporting goods industry has emerged with smarter and more sustainable production processes as well as many innovative products. Therefore, “Smart Gym” will take part for the first time at TaiSPO to showcase latest products and trends from Taiwan. Major fitness equipment manufacturers joining the Smart Gym include Johnson, Dyaco, Tong Geng and so on. This is expected to cause electronics and textiles industries to form cross-industry alliances with Taiwan’s sporting and fitness industry.
A variety of activities will be held during the 2022 event period, including fitness industry related forums, smart sporting seminars, and new product experience activities, helping domestic and foreign buyers and related companies gain information on the latest products and future market trends. Furthermore, excellent products that best represent Taiwan’s innovative research & development and design ability are showcased, which show the latest concepts and highest quality products, attracting the attention of international buyers and providing exposure in international media.