On the 21st July 2016, we were invited to attend E-Commerce Business Day 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). TAITRA is a non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan, with the aim to assist & promote bilateral trade relationship between Malaysia and Taiwan. The objective of the event promises countless opportunities for e-commerce players or buyers to source, purchase and do business with Taiwanese suppliers.
There were also many other e-commerce participants from Malaysia, that specialized in baby products, pharmaceuticals, household, gifts & hampers, games & consoles, computers & IT gadgets, and etc. Also joining together, were delegates from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, and across other continents namely Europe, South America & Africa. It was a great opportunity for us to exchange business cards and to learn & share our experiences. It was not about the age, backgrounds or even the academic achievements, but rather the high level of energy, commitment & motivation to excel in their e-entrepreneurship we see in them. And, some of them have successfully cross-border trade with their own brands! Simply remarkable!
The “One-on-one Business Meetings” was held in city center – Taiwan World Trade Center (TWTC). All buyers were ushered into 5 different conference rooms with an estimate of 100 tables each. This has summed up to a whopping total of 500 potential buyers across the globe, looking for suitable business partners from a selection of at least 3000 sellers present that day.
A big applause to the Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan & TAITRA! Congratulations!