The 2015 Taiwan Excellence Product Showcase at Grand Central

As part of the organization’s continued efforts to bring together business services and products with consumers, The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in conjunction with the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) hosted the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Product Showcase, a free public event titled at the iconic Grand Central Station Vanderbilt Hall, Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th featuring over 65 Taiwan Excellence award winning brands and 160 products made in Taiwan.

The event is designed to provide visitors a chance to become acquainted with exceptional products from Taiwan. As of June 2015, the US Government via its official census reporting data gives Taiwan a top-rank as number 9 out of 15 trading partners, with over $6.4 billion in bilateral trade, registered a second highest record volume and posted a healthy 5.67% on year growth. The US market is Taiwan’s third exporting market and is creating an atmosphere to better help brands from Taiwan standout on a national level.

Beginning with a ribbon-cutting opening ceremony on Thursday, September 24th at 12:30 a.m. with VIPs including:

Francis K.H. Liang, Chairman, The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Ambassador Paul Wen-Liang Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
Claire McLeveighn, Vice President, International Trade and Investment, Global NY at Empire State Development
Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Opening Ceremony ribbon cutters included:

Bella Heule (Isabella) Executive Vice President, World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)
Joe Woulfe, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, FRANZ
James Yang, CEO, World Journal North America

The “Opening Ceremony” was hosted by Gary G. Hamilton, anchor & on-air reporter for the New York Yankees.

The 2015 Taiwan Excellence Product Showcase will also feature daily performances from the world-renowned Dream Lab’s Fembots, The “Sports Art Training Session”, conducted by celebrity trainer and New York City native Rachel Nicks and interactive digital games for consumers allowing them to win highlighted products featured at the showcase that are “Made In Taiwan”.

Featured products included:

Acer Aspire R13 and R14 Series
Advantech Co., Ltd. Industry Tablet PC MIT-M101 (Taiwan Excellence Silver Award))
Aervana (Mercuries Asia Ltd. ) Electronic Wine & Spirit Aerator
Asus ROG G20 (Taiwan Excellence Gold Award)
Darfon Innovatoin Corp. (BESV) PS1 e-bike
HEARTWAY MEDICAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD. PF7S/PF7S PLUS Power Scooter
HiTi Digital, Inc. Pringo Dye-sub portable photo printer Pringo P231
In Win Development Inc. S-Frame – Open-Air Chassis
Pacific Cycles IFmove Folding Bike (2014 Taiwan Excellence)
Other ICT brands like ADATA Technology Co., Ltd and DrayTek Corporation; Home & Living brands like Artilize Worldwide Co., Ltd. and TAIWAN SAKURA Corporation are listed in the showcase. The 2015 Taiwan Excellence Product Showcase will also feature a daily interactive game for consumers that will allow participants to win a free Christmas for a loved one.

For more information daily event schedule and product list availability, please visit http://www.taiwanexcellence.nyc

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