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Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017
Kaohsiung, the heart of southern Taiwan, has attracted extensive attention in the MICE industry. A successful example includes serving as host city to many international MICE events, such as the World Games in 2009, the Global Harbor Cities Forum in 2016. The 2017 Asian MICE Forum will also take place in Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung is one of the Asia-Pacific’s most prosperous transportation hubs, with an international airport and Taiwan’s biggest harbor. It has long been a vital bridge between Taiwan and the world, with a top-tier infrastructure, an industrious climate, and friendly inhabitants. The government has invested heavily in developing its metropolitan facilities, making the city a place where the MICE industry thrives.
To stay abreast of industry trends and industrial transformation, Kaohsiung has developed its port district as “Asia’s New Bay Area”—a highlight of the city’s current development push. With major government funding and resources, development is set to drive future growth by hosting a range of newly emerging industries, from tourism and exhibitions to digital content and smart logistics. The Bay Area is also home to many major construction achievements, including Taiwan’s first smart exhibition building, the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, and Taiwan’s first light rail system. Furthermore, the government realizes the development potential of electronic sports, so Taiwan’s first international eSports Arena is set for completion in October this year. With these strengths, Kaohsiung is realizing the dream of becoming an intelligent harbor city.
Kaohsiung has and continues to establish good connections with international MICE organizations and to introduce the rich resources of Taiwan’s southern region to the world. In fact, to efficiently consolidate the network and resources of its MICE industry, Kaohsiung City’s Government has formed an alliance comprised of diverse professional MICE-related organizations to boost local MICE industry development. With global and local connections, matched with charming natural scenery, Kaohsiung is a rising star in Asia and keen to give a High Five to MICE elites of the world!