2022 Energy Taiwan Concludes with a Significant Growth of 25% in the Number of Visitors

2022 Energy Taiwan, co-hosted by TAITRA and SEMI, was concluded on the 21st of October with great success. With more than a thousand booths, a new record in its scale, this exhibition drew as many as 19,487 visitors over three days, reaching a new high in attendance with a growth of 25% from the previous year.

 As Taiwan’s border restrictions were lifted, more than 300 visitors traveled from around the world to attend this event. The top five visitors’ countries of origin are Japan, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Korea. Meantime, Sourcing Taiwan Online 2022—Cleantech, another focal point of this expo’s success, introduced 68 buyers from 27 countries to outstanding vendors in nearly 200 business meetings.

The Energy Taiwan Sustainability Awards were presented for the first time at the exhibition this year to commend outstanding businesses for infusion of sustainability into booth planning, decoration and design, thereby encouraging the exhibitors to work with the organizer in creating eco-friendly exhibitions and promoting the concept of sustainability. There were four award winners, including Swancor Renewable Energy, Boskalis HC Offshore Wind Taiwan, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and Delta Electronics. SRE, the trailblazer in Taiwan’s offshore wind sector and recipient of this year’s top award—Platinum Medal, impressed the panel of expert judges and visitors, with innovation in booth design and collateral. In replacement of conventional woodwork, recyclable/reusable materials accounted for 99% of the booth’s structure; moreover, instead of communicating information in a traditional one-way format, SRE Wind Bar was set up to inform participants about their products and services through interaction over drinks.

There were six national pavilions at 2022 Energy Taiwan, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The Belgian Offshore Cluster led a delegation of six companies in the offshore wind industry to Taiwan, seeking to establish partnerships with local businesses during their first visit. One of the delegation members, Marlinks, received many inquiries about monitoring solutions for sub-sea cables. As its business members reported satisfactory results at this year’s expo, the BOC has proclaimed an intention to organize another delegation to next year’s Energy Taiwan.

Emerging Power Taiwan, this year’s new addition to the expo, featured the UK-Taiwan Hydrogen Pavilion and the Small Hydropower Pavilion. The former, curated jointly by Scottish Development International, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, and Taiwan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Partnership, consisted of 10 British companies in the supply chain of hydrogen energy. Hydrogen energy, as one of the 12 Key Strategies outlined in Taiwan’s Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050, brought many companies in Taiwan to the British exhibitors’ booths for further information. The latter, under the aegis of Taiwan SHP Industries Alliance, was attended by eight companies, including the Alliance’s members and ocean energy partners. One of the exhibitors, PHD, which specializes in construction of small hydropower projects through cooperation in technology with Japanese and European partners, built its relationship with a Malaysian buyer at a meeting during the expo.

Another highlight of the exhibition was J&V Energy, which built an immersive corridor on the theme of “Embracing the Universe from our Carbon-free Home Planet,” where visitors were introduced to its operations across different sectors, ranging from wind energy, solar PV, water treatment to green electricity, through interweaving of light and shadow, infusion of green energy and interactive technology.  To live up to their commitment to sustainability, all of the materials used for their participation in the trade show are recyclable and reusable for future exhibitions.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which focuses on offering investments in energy infrastructure assets, has been devoted to communication with local communities since it set up a project office in Taiwan in 2017. They have a credo for doing business in Taiwan — “Be a good neighbor,” hoping to share prosperity with communities in a sustainable manner. In recent years, CIP has earmarked a fund for sustainable development in Taiwan’s coastal townships. The fund is not only allocated to projects that promote local agricultural and fishery products but also expended to improve the well-being of senior citizens. 

2022 Energy Taiwan was an integration of five exhibitions, including PV Taiwan, Wind Taiwan, Smart Storage Taiwan, Emerging Power Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan. As travel bans were lifted globally, the expo next year is expected to receive even more international visitors and once again serve as one of Asia-Pacific’s most important networking events in the industries of renewable energy and sustainable development. It is scheduled to take place at Hall 1 of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX 1) from 18th through 20th of October, 2023. Businesses in related industries are welcome to join. For more information about the expo, please visit the official website: www.energytaiwan.com.tw.