SOURCE: Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industrial Development Bureau

July 24, 2012 23:09 ET

Digital Taipei 2012 -- Setting Multimillion Business Opportunities Once Again

Immense Domestic Strength Reaps Fruitful Returns

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - "Digital Taipei 2012 - Taipei International Digital Content Summit and Fair," organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Industry Development Bureau, came to a successful end on the 17th. Under the vigorous invitation of the organizers, the event saw participation of over 200 international buyers from countries such as the United States, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Additionally, over 350 business matching have also been facilitated in the two day event.

The event's international forum invited heavy-weight speakers, including, Henri Holm, senior vice president of Rovio Asia (developer of Angry Birds), Haruhiko Mikimoto, the character creator for "Macros," and Jason Della Rocca, senior consultant at "Parimeter Partners," to serve as the main speakers for the 3 "Master Forum" events. The speakers shared creation experiences and success stories on well known products, and gave advice on how to face industrial change with innovation. The six "Digital Content Applications Forum" speeches were based on the topic "Strengthen new media concepts, grasp major marketing elements," while the five "Business Opportunities Forum" events were based on "Mobile devices sweep the globe. How can we conquer the mobile market?" These forums assisted in elaborating the current status and future trends of the current global market. Additionally, the "Cross-strait Industrial Summit," specifically organized for cross-strait cooperation, discussed in depth on how to expand cooperation between cross-strait digital content and Internet industries. In the two-day event, over 50 domestic and international speakers were invited, 27 forum discussions were successfully completed, and over 2000 participants were attracted.

Regarding the event's "Taiwan Animation Product Pitching Forum," 16 international film buyers and domestic venture capitals participated, such as Fox International Productions, Mr. Cartoon, and Lumiere Pavilions, etc. Three domestic animation companies, "Red Alien Studios," "Studio2 Animation," and "Pushing Handz Publishing," gained unanimous praise, and were awarded the "Taiwan Animation Product Pitching Forum - Greatest Potential Award." "Taiwan's Animation Product Film Library" displayed 34 domestic productions from 18 domestic animation industries on site, which attracted the attention of buyers from various countries. Additionally, events such as the "Digital Content Product Award Ceremony" and the "Summer Playground," which was organized to promote the "Computer and Game Software Rating Regulation," all played a significant part in enriching the diversity of the event.

Taiwan possesses a sound hardware foundation, and with the government's active promotion of fields such as cloud computing, wireless broadband, and digital convergence, etc, we believe that we can provide domestic digital content development with solid technical support. Taiwan's digital content products have already achieved significance in the global market, and Digital Taipei has also become an exchange platform for international focus. We hope, through the hard work each year, to market even more original Taiwanese digital content products to the world, and promote the growth and development of the industry. (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industrial Development Bureau Advertisement)

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