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Touch Taiwan 2013 Offers a Wide Range of Products From Across the Touch Panel and Display Supply Chain 2013/08/05
Touch Taiwan 2013 Offers a Wide Range of Products
From Across the Touch Panel and Display Supply Chain
Taipei, Taiwan – July 25, 2013– Touch Taiwan 2013 (International Touch Panel and Optical Film Exhibition), to be held from August 28 to August 30, will bring together about 350 domestic and foreign firms from the touch panel and display supply chain and feature the most comprehensive B-to-B platform in the industry. There will be approximately 1,100 exhibitor booths, with the focus of this year’s show being touch panels, OLED, flexible displays and optical films.
In only in its second year, Touch Taiwan 2013 has 23 percent more exhibitors and nearly 50 percent more booth space than last year. The number of foreign exhibitors has also grown significantly. “We are delighted to say that Touch Taiwan 2013 has surpassed related trade shows in Taiwan in terms of exhibition scale and importance,” said Michael Wang, Vice President of Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA), the co-organizer of the event.
A complete platform to source everything from up stream to down stream
This show is the No. 2 touch panel and display show in the world in terms of exhibition scale and importance of participating exhibitors, Wang said. “Very few tradeshows have the privilege of having exhibitors from throughout the touch panel and display supply chain, including up stream and downstream firms,” he added. “Exhibitors come from both the manufacturing industry and supply chain, making Touch Taiwan the best sourcing venue in the industry.”
Touch Taiwan 2013 has attracted big name companies from home and abroad, including AU Optronics, INNOLUX Corp., Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Nanya Plastics, CSOT, Truly Semiconductors, Corning, AGG Display Glass, Nippon Electric Glass, Nitto Denko, Mitsubishi Electric and Schott. Their participation demonstrates the importance of the Taiwan’s market to the industry.
“Touch Taiwan differs from COMPUTEX TAIPEI in that the former focuses on the supply chain of materials, components and equipment as well as manufacturing processes for touch panels and displays, whereas the later concentrates on a wide selection of end products,” Wang said. In addition, Taiwan manufacturers can supply all manufacturing equipment, he added.
Welcoming buyers from across the industry
The organizers have invited end product makers to view the newest technologies, materials and equipment used in the manufacture of displays, touch panels and optical films, Wang said, adding that Acer, Asus, Apple, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony, and ZTE attended the show last year and will also be represented this year.
Because brand vendors seek to differentiate their products and more effectively control costs, they are particularly concerned about the materials and equipment used in the manufacturing process, Wang said.
As such, the organizers expect buyers from across the industry to attend, including brand vendors, component suppliers and end product manufacturers, especially from emerging markets.
One-on-one procurement meetings provide direct contacts
With financial support from the Bureau of Foreign Trade, dozens of foreign buyers have been invited to participate in the one-on-one procurement meetings that take place on the sidelines of the trade show. During these meetings, they can discuss components, end products, technical cooperation, etc. Wang said.
The show aims to promote closer partnerships between local and international players, thereby encouraging growth and expanding markets.
International conferences to boost visibility
Two international conferences will be held alongside the trade show to showcase the latest industrial trends and technologies. The International Display Manufacturing Conference, organized by the Society for Information Display, will focus on display manufacturing technology, while the FPD International Taiwan 2013 is co-organized by TDUA and Nikkei BP Japan.
“We also hope to boost the impact of Touch Taiwan 2013 and extend this platform overseas through expanded cooperation with international panel-related trade unions. For example, we are working closely with several Chinese panel related trade unions and Europe’s OE-A (Organic Electronics Association). Domestically, TDUA has integrated the resources of Taiwan TFT LCD Association, Taiwan Flat Panel Display Materials & Devices Association and Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Association,” Wang said.