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TAIPEI CYCLE held Imagining A Better Future: The Cycling Industry’s Sustainable Practices, an international press conference announcing the show’s 2023 focus on sustainability, featuring five pivotal themes of discussion, and welcoming international exhibitors and visitors.

Left to right: Robert Wu, President of KMC, James Huang, Chairman of Taitra, and Ken Li, spokesman of GIANT GROUP

Hosted by James Huang, the chair of TAITRA, the panel discussed how the fight against climate change is affecting all industries across the globe, with companies striving to achieve low-carbon emissions.

As the largest emitter, transport is gradually finding its way towards electrification, and bicycles will be a crucial component in the future of clean mobility.

Bicycles will also be critical to the future of smart urban mobility, where data will be collected, analyzed, and shared, bringing safer and more efficient urban mobility to the world.

The growth of Taiwan’s e-bike exports has surpassed traditional bicycles, and is estimated to exceed traditional bicycles by 2025 with the so-called “Golden Cross”.

Robert Wu, President of KMC speaks about the company’s sustainable practices that started 10 years ago.

With people becoming more accepting of healthier and more sustainable lifestyles, support for a market that focuses on smart devices and sustainability has dramatically increased. As a result, Taiwan’s bicycle industry has a great standing point due to its strong supply chain and its strategic positioning in technologies.

In 2023, TAIPEI CYCLE will rebrand itself, focusing on five key themes in sustainability, including Resilient Supply Chain, Digital Connections, Vibrant Innovations, Dynamic Lifestyle, and Sustainable Moves. These themes will cover supply chain, OEM, brands, smart wearables, training software and equipment, and bike tour services.

2023 will also see the physical show held alongside TAIPEI CYCLE DigitalGo, a newly developed virtual show. The integrated physical show and virtual platform will see a greater reach internationally, and as borders open from the pandemic restrictions, TAITRA will also promote and invite more international buyers via its overseas branches. 

KMC Chain is a roller chain manufacturer headquartered in Taiwan.

Panelists of this international press conference included Robert Wu, president of KMC, and Ken Li, spokesman of GIANT GROUP, who shared their insights on the international trends of Net-Zero, digitalization, smart devices, the changes in the cycling industry, and the green practices of their organizations. 

Dates for the 2023 show, which is aiming to return as a physical event, are March 22 to 25, 2023.

For more information about TAIPEI CYCLE 2023 and DigitalGo, please visit: www.taipeicycle.com.tw

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