Giftionery & Culture Creative, Taipei 2020 Demonstrates Momentum in Creative Design of Cultural and Creative Aesthetics
 
Nov 06, 2020
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The Giftionery & Culture Creative, Taipei 2020, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will be held at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 from November 5 to 8, 2020. The ten exhibition areas will display a variety of products, including gifts, stationery, housewares, creative products, and brand licensed items. TAITRA held a pre-show press conference on 29, Oct, at which Emilia Shih, Executive Director of Exhibition Department, served as the moderator for an expert panel discussion and revealed the highlights of this show in advance. Meanwhile, Chi-Yi Chang, President of the Taiwan Design Research Institute, Chin-Li Chang, Representative of the National Museum of History (participated in this exhibition for the first time), and Shih-Pei Lo, Representative of the Council of Indigenous Peoples shared their views on the trend of cultural and creative industries.

According to Emilia, as the times advance, this show will conduct its transformation. For example, Taiwan’s gift, stationery, and housewares businesses in the cultural and creative industries will be gathered to jointly establish a novel Taiwanese cultural and creative corridor. In addition, creative products with design power from various countries will be invited to set up an international cultural and creative showcase, so as to bring abundant cultural and creative and design energy at home and abroad to this exhibition. Chi-Yi Chang said that the cultivation of national sense of aesthetics can enhance the overall aesthetics and creativity of the city; the concept of culture and creativity is not only related to products but also contributes to the sustainable value of human beings. Chin-Li Chang shared the wonderful aspects of the applications of her museum's licensed cultural and creative products to daily life, while Shih-Pei Lo introduced the Ayoi Lifestyle Pavilion.

Highlights of this exhibition include the world's first handheld laser engraving device that won the Red Dot Design Award, a stylish thermos bottle that won the iF Product Design Award, a non-toxic and eco- friendly home item certified by TÜV SÜD, and the MIT towel designated to be used at the Universiade, as well as products from many well-known gift and stationery businesses, including PenPower Technology, Lucky Art, and Wonson. In addition, the pavilions of Taiwan Gift & Houseware Exporters Association, the Taiwan Association Of Stationery Industries, the Taiwan Bags Association, the Taiwan Gloves Association, the Taiwan Towel Industry Association, the Taiwan Toy & Children's Article Manufacturers Association, the Taiwan Watch and Clock Industrial Association, and the Taiwan Hosiery Manufacturers' Association will display innovative and high-quality products that will meet various distributors' and companies' needs for purchasing gifts. In addition to Taiwan's strong cultural and creative energy, distributors of artwork from Central and South America and Africa in Taiwan will participate in this exhibition, which will surprise visitors with their local folk handmade fabric items and housewares with local patterns.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international buyers are unable to visit Taiwan, TAITRA invited buyers from the UK, Spain, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Bulgaria, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Singapore, Malaysia, and China to participate in Online Sourcing Meeting, to create substantive matchmaking benefits. Furthermore, this show will launch innovative activities and hold new events, including the Workshop and the Journey of Creation, which will attract visitors, increase the visibility of exhibitors' products, and boost business opportunities.

From November 5 to 8, 2020, professional visitors can exchange their business cards for free. However, TAITRA recommends that professional visitors register on the official website of this show beforehand; as such, they can exchange their pre-registered confirmation letter and business cards for visitor passes on-site to speed up the admission. The general public can purchase tickets for admission during this four-day exhibition (NT$100). Free admission for children is only on November 8, 2020. During the COVID-19 period, please wear a face mask when visiting this exhibition. For the latest information on this exhibition, please visit the official website:https://www.giftionery.net/en/index.html