TAIPEI – Interwood Taipei, a trade show for woodworking machinery and supplies, achieved 4,868 visitors, including 800 foreign buyers, a 27% increase from the 2005 show, according to The China Post.

“The diverse innovations of Taiwan’s woodworking industry helped boost attendance by 27%, a big increase compared to the previous show held in 2005, which was attended by 3,826 people,” the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said in a statement.

The show, held every three years, ran July 4-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1. To create more business opportunities at the show, the council arranged more than 200 buying meetings that were joined by 27 international companies from 14 countries to discuss potential deals with some 40 local manufacturers.

 

“The total business opportunities generated from these meetings is estimated to have surpassed US $10 million, thanks to the participation of buyers from emerging global markets,” the TAITRA said in the statement.

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