Source: Taiwan International Trade Shows | Updated: 11 June 2019
The 5th Discover Advanced Trends in E-Commerce Exhibition (DATE Expo) drew to a close today on May 31 at Exhibition Hall 1, Taipei World Trade Center. The three-day event attracted a total of 4,593 visitors. Foreign buyers came mainly from China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan. The e-Commerce salons held during the exhibition featured 13 brilliant lectures by speakers from Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and China. Speakers from Amazon Global Selling (Taiwan), JD.com (China and Indonesia), Malaysia eCommerce Association (Malaysia) ShopBack (Singapore), Thai e-Commerce Association (Thailand), Korea Online Shopping Association (KOLSA, South Korea), Facy (Japan), and O’Mall (China), shared information on the status and future trends of the e-Commerce market. Regarding e-Commerce practices, 18 exhibitors gave talks on business models and service features, such as cross-border commerce, artificial intelligence, digital marketing, and online to offline (O2O). Attendees included business managers and e-Commerce professionals from the fields of electronics, biotechnology, manufacturing, trading agency, retail, and finance and insurance. The three-day event attracted 2,683 participants, indicating the vast attention being given to e-Commerce and smart retail.
Even Chung, CEO of Xinosys Co. Ltd. commented that this year’s exhibition achieved good results. The company’s customer development system attracted much interest and attention, and 60% of its visitors were genuine customer. Peng Qiu-long, head of the Taiwan branch of Posify Retail, mentioned the company is currently expanding into the Chinese market. With diverse marketing methods, Taiwan is an ideal place to center their business expansion. He added that their booth attracted large crowds during the exhibition, indicating their positivity toward their participation. Janio Technologies (Singapore) markets Southeast Asian cross-border e-commerce logistics, offering a one-stop management platform with localized logistical solutions for e-Commerce operators. Xiao Li-xun, representing Janio Taiwan, said their first-ever participation in the Expo achieved very good results. Nearly 80% of visitors became genuine customers, including major e-Commerce platforms and logistics service providers. Highly positive feedback on the exhibition and related events also came from ERP consulting firm Dwins Digital Service Corp., cloud computing software provider Minder Group, and online foreign language teaching provider Edison Technology Inc.
E-Commerce salon speaker Kim Yun-Tai, Vice Chairmen of KOLSA, pointed out that the value of online transactions in South Korea in 2008 stood at KRW 111.9 trillion (approx. US$94.3 billion), which accounted for 24.5% of the total retail sales. Cross-border e-Commerce export volume of KRW 3.5 trillion (approx. US$2.947 billion), and import volume of KRW 2.9 trillion (approx. US$2.442 billion) also showed growth over the previous year, indicating that the burgeoning cross-border e-commerce market has great potential for growth. Sutrisno Yao, head of digital marketing at Vivere Group (Indonesia), highlighted that Indonesia has a population of 260 million, and the number of internet users reached 95.2 million last year. This number is expected to reach as high as 149.9 million in 2023, thus promising a high demographic dividend. Given that local service providers have been pushing for digital transformation, which is being intensively promoted through social and communication media with high local usage rates, the Indonesian e-commerce market is expected to continue growing.
DATE Expo made live broadcasts of the e-commerce salons and practice lectures on our Facebook fan page throughout the three days. Service providers who were unable to participate in the event can visit our official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dateexpo) to review the exhibition highlights.