Dec 10, 2020
The Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS), a trade fair the worldwide machinery industry is anticipating, will be held on March 15-20, 2021 in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 and Hall 2 and World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1. Since a meeting for booth allocation among exhibitors will be coordinated in late October, it is expected that TIMTOS 2021 will maintain the same size of nearly 7,000 booths as the previous edition. Fully supported by industry people, the show organizers, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), have been making every effort to organize and promote the event, both virtually and in person combined. Meanwhile, with an online exhibition being launched, the TIMTOS 2021 will be the world's first machinery trade show in the post-pandemic era.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has made digital promotion a mainstream. Thus, TAITRA has presented both TIMTOS Salon webinars and TIMTOS Glimpse for new product launches since this August. Both online programs have helped breakthrough the restrictions of physical boundaries while reaching out to the world. In the TIMTOS Salon, high-profile professionals of the world’s machine tool associations will comment on their local markets respectively, while the TIMTOS Glimpse highlights elite exhibitors with choice products. It is believed that TIMTOS will continue to raise its brand image as a world-class trade fair worthy of the attention of global machinery industry.
The TIMTOS Glimpse launched in October continues to catch buyer’s eye around the world with innovative R&D technologies exclusively from exhibitors. For example, aired on October 8 will be a video featuring the AccuteX Technologies, a leading brand in cutting machines based in Taiwan, who will demonstrate its Wire Cut EDM machine, highlighted by high efficiency and precision. And the video aired on October 22 will be the Chin Fong Machine, one of the world's top five punch equipment manufacturers. Chin Fong will introduce its iS1 series servo presses, ST1 series straight column type single crank universal presses and iForming intelligent management system, all of which are to provide customers with solutions for smarter management.
The fourth episode of TIMTOS Salon, which Douglas K. Woods, Chairman of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), will share his perspectives on the current status of the US machine tool industry amid the pandemic. At a time when Taiwan-US economic and trade relations are heating up, this episode may provide Taiwanese manufacturers with the most real-time market information for their business endeavors in the US market. The video will be broadcast at 3 p.m. Taipei time on October 15. You may log on the Online Event section of TIMTOS website (www.timtos.com.tw) and/or Facebook page.
As the organizers of TIMTOS have strived to make the in-person trade fair happen as scheduled in March 2021, they are also integrating online and offline resources catering to the global trend, and will put forward the TIMTOS Online Exhibition in November, which will be arranged by an online to offline (O2O) mode, aiming to breakthrough time zones and geographical restraints, help serve local and overseas exhibitors and buyers, and connect Taiwanese manufacturers with global buyers. For the latest information, stay tuned to www.timtos.com.tw.