Date: March 15, 2016
Taiwan International Orchid Show is assisting the local industry fulfill its
potential while showcasing growers’ capabilities in orchid breeding and cultivation.
Kicking off March 12 at Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Tainan City, TIOS comprises business matchmaking, an orchid competition, exhibition and related symposiums. A total of 2,800 buyers from 24 countries and territories are attending this year’s edition, with visitor numbers expected to hit 200,000 by the final day March 21.
ROC Premier Chang San-cheng said at the opening ceremony that the plants exhibited at TIOS, especially Oncidium and Phalaenopsis orchids, are among Taiwan’s key agricultural exports.
“Last month’s decision by the U.S. to greenlight imports of Taiwan Oncidium orchids potted in growing media further creates more business opportunities for local growers, while strengthening the industry’s competitiveness in the international marketplace.” [FULL STORY]