The opening of Taipei International Convention Center in 1990 marked a new milestone of our meeting industry in Taiwan. Before that, there were international meetings held in Taiwan. However, most of them were small and the locations were not at the international level. After completion of Taipei International Convention Center, the professional meeting site enabled Taiwan to hold international meetings. Nevertheless, from the survey made by ICCA, Taiwan is far inferior to the performances of European countries, the U.S., Japan, Australia, South Korea, Singapore and China, etc in fame, number of meetings /exhibitions, scale of meetings, frequency of use, number of foreign visitors, etc.
The study aims at exploring the key factors that affect bidding in international meetings. What is the role of the government in the process of inviting international meetings to be held in Taiwan? What influences will the industries in the nation? It is the hope to generalize and arrange the key factors that affect our participation in international meetings to serve as the reference of our association organizations, industries and government.
After the careful researches, it is learnt that the key factors that affect our invitation to international meetings are in the following six aspects:
1. The efforts of international organizations in Taiwan
2. Political factors
3. Support and assistance of the government Industry factor
4. Industry factor
5. Sound environment for meetings
6. Environment disadvantageous to holding meetings
From these factors, it is learn that, in order to raise our rank in holding international meetings, the first thing our government needs to do is to have a long-term industry plan, transparent policies, establish specific, workable incentives and assistance measures, encourage these organization to proactively participate in activities of international organizations, foster and support organization members to serve major posts in the international organization committees or strengthen their influence. Secondly, in construction of infrastructure, the government shall not demand the use frequency and profits but focus on the general interests from the meetings. The government also has to pay more attention to the intangible benefits of politics, economics, culture, society and technology. At the end in resources integration, the government should be more aggressive to integrate resources, provide rich support with our industry strength as the backup, enable private associations to establish the new image of Taiwan and promote more prosperous development of our meeting industry.