As published in M&C/Asia, February 5, 2021, early preventative measures have allowed the Taiwanese capital to reboot its meetings industry and host mega-events of up to 400,000 visitors.
Despite a small outbreak of locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in January, Taipei's long streak of zero domestic cases (since April 2020) has allowed the Taiwanese capital to reboot its MICE industry.
Taipei reopened its domestic MICE sector in June last year, where venues and operators swiftly adopted comprehensive anti-epidemic measures.
International events have also resumed in earnest, with the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (WTCC) annual congress (29 September) among the first. City mayor, Ko Wen-je, delivered a welcome address to 500 physical attendees, which included close to 400 international delegates.