Group photo from the 2019 International Trade Awards at the The Skylight Convention Center of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center with Mei-Hua Wang, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs (8th from right), Jen-Ni Yang, Director General of Bureau of Foreign Trade (8th from left).
The 2019 International Trade Awards was successfully held on 23 October this year. With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), the Bureau joined forces with the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) in holding this year’s MICE Client Appreciation Night in conjunction with the International Trade Awards. Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Mei-Hua Wang, Director General of the BOFT, Jen-Ni Yang, President and CEO of TIATRA Walter S. Yeh, various ambassadors and representatives to Taiwan, as well as representatives from domestic associations, the MICE industry and relevant government bodies were present to join in the celebrations for the winners of the awards. The grand event was attended by 450 people, who showed their high enthusiasm for the evening.
In Deputy Minister Wang’s remarks, she stated that the International Trade Awards are prizes established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs to recognize and encourage significant contributors to Taiwan’s trade. This year’s winners were selected from 2,207 high performing businesses from 2018, including 12 businesses in the Awards for outstanding trade contributions, and 4 businesses in the Awards for contributions to expansion in emerging markets. Deputy Minister Wang especially thanked our exporters for their work advancing Taiwan’s outstanding performance in trade and the momentum in our economy.
The Skylight Convention Center of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 was chosen as the venue for this year’s event. The location showcased to all guests, award winners and the MICE industry the most advanced and exquisite conference facilities and services in the country today. The Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is funded by the MOEA, and when combined with Hal1 1 and the Taipei World Trade Center, it offers space for more than 6,500 booths. Meanwhile, the Skylight Convention Center can provide ample conference room space for 3,200 people, which can help us attract more international conferences to be held in Taiwan.
The BOFT shoulders the country’s responsibility for developments in foreign trade. It will continue to work hand in hand with the industries to promote Taiwan’s trade and competitiveness so that we may continue to shine on the international stage and create more international business opportunities as we enter another 50 years of innovation, freedom and prosperity.