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Taichung Bike Week: Industry Party Dates

Published June 2, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung’s mayor, Jason Hu, will host Taichung Bike Week’s “Industry Dinner” Dec. 6 at the Evergreen Hotel. Last year more than 350 guests filled the hotel’s main ballroom and organizers expect a repeat this December.

“This amazing networking event is free to members of the industry, but due to the high interest it will be necessary to register at TBW’s website, www.taichung-bike-week.com,” organizers said. “If anymore visitors had turned up last year they would have had to eat in the corridors,” quipped Steve Fenton, one of the organizers.

Taichung Bike Week officially takes place Dec. 4-8. It’s the linking event between Ride On, which runs Dec. 1-6, and SRAM’s annual Taiwanathon, held Dec. 5-8.

“TBW has managed to bring the industry together under one umbrella to provide product managers with the perfect environment in which to schedule their time and work with maximum efficiency,” a press release said.

This year’s key hotels are the Evergreen and Tempus in downtown Taichung and Freshfields Resort, the host resort for companies participating in Ride On. The Freshfields is a free 30-minute shuttle from downtown and offers a variety of riding terrain for visitors.

Currently the Tempus has sold out its exhibition space but rooms are still available, hotel officials said. For information, contact Elton Ho by email at Elton.ho@tempus.com.tw. His phone number is: +886 4 23230778 ext.# 2312

For exhibition space and room bookings at the Evergreen, contact Jennifer Liao by email at tcgsls_02@evergreen-hotels.com. She can also be reached on her mobile at +886 982-668354 or at the hotel at +886-4-23242352.

The city of Taichung City continues to support the event with free shuttles running between the two hotels and the Freshfields. Visitors will find exhibitor information services at each hotel and the shuttles, free to industry participants, run every 30 minutes.

The city also has marked out a series of rides on a variety of roads only 5 kilometers from city center. There are four routes that connect to each other and a map is available on the TBW website. The route is well marked and has proved popular with visitors.

In addition, Cathay Pacific is TBW’s official airline and is supporting the event with special travel packages for flights from major European and American cities. Final details will be available soon. Go to www.taichung-bike-week.com for the most up-to-date information.

Topics associated with this article: Events, Taichung Bike Week

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