The 2020 edition of Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics and Motorcycle Taiwan has been re-scheduled until Oct. 21-24, 2020.
The decision was announced by TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), Taiwan’s external trade agency, in light of the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19. Several other automotive shows and shows in other industries have been postponed worldwide in recent days. Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics and Motorcycle Taiwan originally was scheduled for April 15-18.
The new Oct. 21-24, 2020, show will be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2), one of Asia’s newest exhibition centers.
Taiwan’s automotive parts industry has a well-developed supply chain, with an export value of US$65.3 million in 2019 (up to November 2019), making it one of the most competitive industries in the country, TAITRA said. “This export value has been the backbone to AMPA’s strength in making it the 4th largest automotive trading platform in the world, annually attracting over 1,400 exhibitors in 4,000 booths, and 7,000 buyers from over 140 nations visit AMPA annually to make procurement deals,” the organization said in a today this morning.
On Tuesday, Walter M.S. Yeh, president and CEO, of TAITRA wrote a letter to international visitors and exhibitors of Taiwan trade shows, expressing concern over the outbreak. “On behalf of TAITRA, I wish to express my deepest sympathy, concern and support to those affected by the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),” Yeh said. “The new epidemic has caused serious harm to global and domestic MICE industries and tourism in Asia. However, Taiwan has been extremely effective in protecting the public through the stringent measures that have been implemented, and TAITRA will continue to monitor closely all developments and keep international visitors to Taiwan very well-informed.”
Taiwan’s 3-in-1 show has grown over the year, necessitating the building of a second exhibition center. The theme of the 2020 show is, “Autonomous, Connectivity, Electric, and Shared/Service” (A.C.E.S.) theme, with autonomous vehicles, car IoT products, electric vehicles, and other futuristic designs. “ In addition, this year’s show will feature brand new Automotive Lighting, Car Care, Intelligent Transportation & System Solution, and EV & Peripherals exhibiting areas, bringing even more diversity to AMPA and the automotive industry,” TAITRA said in a statement.
Aftermarket Intel has been a past media partner of Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics and Motorcycle Taiwan.
I’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date on this very important show in the days and week ahead.