TIMTOS 2021 Online recently attracted the attention of the worldwide metal processing and machinery industry and gained over 120,000 visits in its six-day exhibition period. Its interactive mode commenced from March 15, 2021 to March 20, 2021.
According to the statistics, visitors from 58 countries have joined the online events. The top five among them were – India, Japan, Vietnam, China and Turkey. The exhibitors who got the most attention were – Fair Friend Group, Yeong Chin, Tong-Tai, Leadwell, Equiptop, Kao Fong and Victor Taichung. The products that visitors were most interested in were – 5-axis vertical machine tools, CNC lathes, turning & milling composite lathes, collaborative robots, rotary tables and automatic sanding belt grinders. More than 100 business meetings were held, which created fruitful business opportunities with positive feedback from both visitors and exhibitors. As per the visitor and exhibitors, TIMTOS 2021 Online seems to have set-up a new paradigm for the global machinery industry to follow in holding the online exhibitions.
A number of online visitors are old friends who deemed TIMTOS as a must-visit trade show. For instance, the General Manager of Turkish manufacturing company, HAKSAN Machine, highly affirmed not only the clear and easy-to-operate interface of TIMTOS Online to view exhibitors’ product information but also the fair price and high quality of Taiwan’s machine tool products. He said that he had identified potential suppliers as soon as he participated in business talks and looked forward to visiting the show in person and interacting with the suppliers face-to-face in the near future.
In addition, Italian visitors unanimously gave TIMTOS Online the thumbs up. An Italian journalist called TIMTOS Online “the best online trade show in the world”. As a visitor, the CEO of APM Trade also praised TIMTOS Online for its clear and easy-to-operate interface, adding that he had searched and negotiated with three suppliers through voice calls and business card exchanges. Other Italian visitors, such as FAUSTINO PITTORI & C and DUPLOMATIC MOTIONS SOLUTIONS affirmed the success of TIMTOS Online as well
The Fair Friend Group (FFG), a high-profile exhibitor who received great attention in the online show, said that as global economic activities shift gears to online development, the transmission of information has turned out to be more comprehensive in terms of speed, depth and breadth. Not only did the online platform help FFG promote its technology and image but the TIMTOS Glimpse featuring the FFG launched with the organisers even helped support the FFG agents to promote business to markets which were less explored due to time & geographical limits, such as the Central and South America, from where inquiries keep coming one after another.
TIMTOS Glimpse, a highly popular series of events launched in August last year, was relaunched with the theme of ‘Smart Manufacturing Factory Tour’ during the online exhibition period. In addition, other events including the TIMTOS Studio for new product launches, the TIMTOS Factory Live for showcasing the factories of suppliers and the ‘Smart Manufacturing Summit’ were also aired to help buyers grab industry trends first-hand amid the pandemic. All those videos, which exceed a total of 10,000 views, will continue to spread their popularity online through the browse mode.
TIMTOS Online can be attended in the display and browse mode from March 21, 2021 to April 15, 2021. During this, the visitors can continue to communicate with the exhibitors through the text messaging function and check the Show Weekly in the online media centre every week. The global buyers are more than welcome to keep following TIMTOS Online. It is expected that the next TIMTOS will be presented in a hybrid format merging the real with the virtual.