A message from TAITRA’s President & CEO Walter M.S. Yeh on the coronavirus

"In responding to this situation, we consider our clients' health and safety to be our highest priority and will enforce every available measure to ensure that the maximum levels of hygiene and sanitation are maintained," Yeh writes.

TAITRA President & CEO Walter Yeh stands at a podium in front of a flower display during the show's opening ceremonies.
TAITRA President & CEO Walter Yeh

Walter M.S. Yeh, head of TAITRA, the organizing body for the Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics/Motorcycle Taiwan show, just released a statement to visitors regarding trade shows to be held in Taiwan:

Dear International Visitors and Exhibitors,

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).

This image shows an aerial view of the new Nangang Exhibition Center 2 in Taipei. The photo is taken from a corner of the center and shows several mid-rise buildings in the background.
An aerial view of the new Nangang Exhibition Center 2 in Taipei. Photo courtesy TAITRA.

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.

In responding to this situation, we consider our clients’ health and safety to be our highest priority and will enforce every available measure to ensure that the maximum levels of hygiene and sanitation are maintained, including: All personnel and visitors are advised to wear face masks and check for signs of fever with infrared temperature sensors and forehead thermometers; medical staff are stationed on each floor of the exhibition halls; and hand sanitizers are available in all public areas. International visitors can be further reassured that TAITRA conducts all events in full and strict compliance with health and safety regulations, and will continue to provide frequent updates on developments. Our overseas branch offices will help with any inquiries as well. Please refer to our official website www.taitra.org.tw to locate offices in your country or nearby.

In order to optimize your benefits when visiting Taiwan International Trade Shows (www.taiwantradeshows.com.tw) organized by TAITRA, we are providing even greater value-added services for international visitors and exhibitors, including: more travel incentives for international buyers; integrated online-offline services, such as on-site, one-on-one procurement meetings; live streaming for new product launches; online procurement meetings; and simultaneous online exhibitions for those who are not able to attend shows due to possible travel bans or flight issues.

Despite the challenging circumstances we are all currently facing, as President and CEO of TAITRA I warmly welcome you to visit Taiwan. You can rest assured and be absolutely confident that your experience at Taiwan Trade Shows will be safe, secure, productive and enjoyable.  

With sincere best wishes,

Walter M.S. Yeh

President and CEO, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)