Taipei Game Show 2016 is going be held on January 28th – February 2nd at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 in Taiwan, expected to reach more than 500,000 public visits and 3,000 trade visitors next year. Up to now, the event has attracted more than 130 game companies and teams from 24 countries signing up for the B2B zone. With the time approaching, registration for exhibiting will soon be closed by October 30th.
Taipei Game Show is based in Taiwan, a small island that is both promising in its domestic market and crucial to Asia-Pacific game industry. With its high smartphone penetration rate and annual disposable income, game revenue in Taiwan is increasingly growing.
In Google Play alone, Taiwan ranks top 4 in global mobile game revenue. Further, situating in Asia-Pacific key location, Taiwan has strong cultural connection to China and Japan, and is relatively more open to different styles and platforms of games. A research by MIC Institute shows that mobile, PC and console games each has 70%, 54% and 47% support from Taiwanese gamers respectively. Thus, it is the best gateway or testing market to other Asia-Pacific regions.
As the first international game show that kicks off in 2016, this 3-sector event, consisting of B2C Area, B2B zone and Asia Pacific Game Summit, is ideal for business expansion in Asia. From previous success, Taipei Game Show has proven to be the spotlight of Asia-Pacific game market. More than 1,300 buyers from over 20 countries especially China and Japan joined Taipei Game Show 2015.
This led to 3,000 business matching meetings taken place within 2 days. For next year, since the announcement for registration in late July, more than 130 companies and indie game developers from France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, USA and etc. have registered for Taipei Game Show 2016 – B2B Zone. From the popularity of B2B Zone registration, the organizer Taipei Computer Association expects B2B Zone to double the size compared to previous show and to attract more business opportunity.
Source: CTimes News