The Origin of the TIOS Event
Taiwan has diversified natural environment landscapes and plentiful orchid resources. And it has been growing orchids for 100 years and progressing as an industry for more than 20 years. As the species of Taiwan orchid are rich and diversified, therefore, an export-oriented orchid industry has developed into a significant orchid market origin of the world.
According to the agricultural trade statistics of the Council of Agriculture of Executive Yuan (from now on referred to as the COA). In 2016, Taiwan total flower export volume was US$187.81 million, in which the export value of orchid was US$172.85 million, equivalent to 92% of the entire flower export value. In 2017, Taiwan total export value of phalaenopsis was US$128.765 million, constituting 68.5% of Taiwan total export value of flowers. And that illustrates the exceptional quality of Taiwan orchids are widely accepted and recognized by the international market.
Under the advising of COA, ever since "8th Asia-Pacific Orchid Conference, APOC8" in 2004, "Taiwan International Orchid Show, TIOS" held annually in Taiwan Orchid Plantation (TOP). Through vast and rich experiences in organizing the these brilliant TIOS Events, efforts in promoting export capabilities by Taiwan Orchid Growers Association, TIOS has won great compliments of the public and the globe. As well as TIOS 2017 has attracted 37 countries around the world in exhibiting with a total of 248,000 visitors, most importantly, has generated contract orders valued at US$ 368 million dollars.
"Taiwan International Orchid Show, TIOS" is by no means a platform of enabling all kind of functions for the orchid industry, also one of the most important international orchid events. By hosting "Taiwan International Orchid Show" continually, we will advance the cooperation of cross-industry alliance, boost the Industry cluster effect, and enhance international competitiveness and visibility. And these soft powers will be oriented Taiwan orchid industry toward a leader of the world orchid industry in forwarding into a new era.
To enlighten the efficiency of TIOS 2018, we will integrate industry strength, make good use of different resources. Moreover, to demonstrate the extraordinary achievements of Taiwan orchid industry through magnificent exhibition decoration and high-quality orchid competitions. Also to link orchid with the arts and culture to enhance the life aesthetics of the people. Marketing Taiwan as a famous destination of “the Kingdom of Orchid” and promoting its international tourism.
Brief Introduction of Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS)
Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) is an annually held orchid-based professional tradeshow. Not only TIOS is in its leading stand in the global orchid industry, but also ranked as the world top three orchid events with World Orchid Conference (WOC) and Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC). TIOS successfully attracted more than 100,000 visitors and foreign guests all over the world each year. And TIOS has developed as an international professional marketing platform of large-scale orchid production.
Ever since the "8th Asia-Pacific Orchid Conference, APOC8" held in 2004 by Taiwan Orchid Growers Association, and has won its reputation. Therefore, the Council of Agriculture and the Tainan County Government (now renamed as Tainan City Municipal Government) have the strong willingness to construct and organize a flagship exhibition featuring local characteristics. In 2005, with the official opening of the Taiwan Orchid Plantation, the TIOS launched its first international event, successfully and efficiently attracted buyers from all over the world as well as lots of overseas orders received. In 2007, Taiwan External Trade Development Council joined to co-organize the Event, more international buyers and orders generated. TIOS has gradually established its active functions as a well-developed marketing platform of the international fair trading market also the gateway of the local and global flower industry.
Even in the wake of the 2008 financial turmoil, Phalaenopsis still marked its contrarian growth by 5.3% in the same year. Since the holding of TIOS, not only swiftly constructed Taiwan's reputation worldwide, visitors attracted, and trade orders received, but also successfully expanded the orchid market to the whole world and built Taiwan image as an essential orchid production base in the world.