Taiwan Excellence Weekender 2023 Takes Off at Kolkata’s South City Mall

The highly anticipated Taiwan Excellence Weekender 2023, presented by Taiwan Excellence, commenced with grandeur at South City Mall in Kolkata on 15 September.

Unfolding over three spectacular days from September 15th to 17th, Taiwan Excellence Weekender promises to provide a distinctive platform to explore the finest from Taiwan and the cutting-edge innovations emerging from the nation.
The event kicked off with a majestic inauguration ceremony led by Ms. Sing Jheng, Director of Taipei World Trade Centre Liaison Office in Kolkata (TAITRA – Kolkata). She was joined by well-known actor from the vibrant city of joy, Ms. Puja Banerjee.The opening act featured mesmerizing dance performances by the renowned Bad Salsa Dance Troupe from India’s Got Talent.

The event also hosted an impressive gathering of renowned individuals from various industries and organizations. Among the notable attendees were Mr. Debashis Sen, who serves as both the Managing Director of HIDCO and the Chairman of New Town DA, Mr. Sambit Dasgupta, Assistant Director at BCCI (The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Mr. KK Kuo, Vice President Karma, Mr. Alex Lee, Director at CyberPower, Mr. Albert, Sales & Marketing Owners Representative at Wan Hai Kolkata, Mr. Polin Liao, Sales Representativeof Maeden, Mr. David ChenLeader of overseas Chinese in Kolkata.

Adding to the event’s appeal, the 2nd and the 3rd day will be graced by renowned actors Neel Bhattacharya, and Antara Nandy respectively and influential social media figures such as Sayanta Modak and Archika Gupta will also be in attendance on the respective days.
During this three-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of Taiwanese products spanning categories such as ICT & Gaming, Fashion, Lifestyle, Home & Living, Sports, Health & Wellness, and more. 21 renowned Taiwanese brands, like Acer, ADATA, AIFA, AROMASE, ASUS, AVer, BenQ, CyberPower, Derma Angel, D-Link, Gigabyte, IPEVO, Karma, MSI, O’right, SAEKO, Thermaltake, Tokuyo, Transcend, VICTOR, and Zyxel, are showcasing their highly-regarded products.
In addition to showcasing world-class products, Taiwan Excellence Weekender will offer an exhilarating three-day entertainment extravaganza. This includes captivating dance performances by another acclaimed Troupe from India’s Got Talent Beat Breakerz, exciting contests, lucky draws with the chance to win thrilling prizes.

Guests can also dive into Taiwanese culture, explore stunning landscapes, and embrace a rich heritage through immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experiences. Furthermore, attendees can delight in stand-up comedy by Sujit Panday, mind-boggling magic acts by Amitayoo Pal (Nimbus), and a diverse array of other captivating performances.
Ms. Sing Jheng, Director of Taipei World Trade Centre Liaison Office in Kolkata, sharing her thoughts on Taiwan Excellence Weekender, described it as a dynamic showcase of Taiwan’s innovative spirit, bearing the unique ‘Mark of Excellence.’ She envisions it as an outstanding opportunity to engage, experience, and interact with Taiwan’s leading brands. She added, “Taiwan Excellence Weekender is ready to infuse Kolkata with Taiwan’s creative excellence,serving as a pivotal platform for fostering connections, sharing knowledge, and nurturing mutually advantageous alliances. There couldn’t be a more suitable location to host Taiwan Excellence Weekender than the culturally rich, economically dynamic, and academically thriving city of Kolkata. I would like to invite the residents of Kolkata to join us at Taiwan Excellence Weekender and discover the very essence of Taiwan firsthand.”

In 2022, the two nations engaged in bilateral trade amounting to a substantial $8.45 billion, marking a notable uptick of 9.8% compared to the prior year. Over the recent years, Taiwan and India have experienced a remarkable surge in their relations, particularly in the realms of trade, investment, interpersonal bonds, and cultural connections.

The Taiwan Excellence Weekender transcends being just an event; it serves as a thoughtfully conceived platform that fosters connections, encourages the exchange of knowledge, and facilitates the exploration of mutually advantageous business partnerships among individuals, organizations, and associations within the city.