Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1

(TaiNEX 1)

About Us

At a Glance

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1(TaiNEX 1) invested and built by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA); is managed and operated by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). In accordance with client-focused principles, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 provides safe, convenient, eco-friendly space and excellent service. It is Taiwan's first bi-level, purpose-built exhibition complex. This structure is designed for maximum efficiency to utilize water and energy. It's the first Exhibition Hall to have received Taiwan's Green Building label and Taiwan's first ISO 20121 Certified. Thanks to its immense space and convenient transportation, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 offers an ideal place for both professional and consumer exhibitions. The conference room layout is flexible and can be adapted to suit every type of professional meeting requirement. Meanwhile its exhibition space is equal to about 3.5 football fields, the column-free and high-rise Sky Dome offers a multi-purpose indoor venue which is perfect for concerts, art performances, yearend parties, direct sales conferences, sport events and so on. With space and service for every need, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 is the best site for exhibitions and indoor performance.

Double-decked Showground

Exhibition Hall Square Meter Booth Capacity (3m×3m) Ceiling Height Floor Load
(per sqm)
Column Dimension
Ground Floor(1F) 22,680 1,161 9 m 5 Tons 18m × 18m
Area I 7,750 392      
Area J 7,180 377      
Area K 7,750 392      
Sky Dome
22,680 1,306 14.3m ~ 27.3m 2 Tons 180m × 126m
Area L 7,560 428      
Area M 7,560 450      
Area N 7,560 428      
Outdoor 1,000 - - 7 Tons -


Conference Rooms

All conference rooms are available on the 3rd floor (1 room), 4th floor (4 rooms, can be further sub-divided into 6 rooms), the 5th floor (8 rooms, can be further sub-divided into 12 rooms) and 6th floor (2 rooms) for a total 3,123 seating capacity. With professional a/v and conferencing equipment, all kinds of meetings can be held in TaiNEX 1.



The 3rd floor features a western restaurant, a Chinese resteraurant and the banquet hall to satisfy diverse tastes. Permanent stalls at specific spaces offer several different kinds of refreshments.


Shops and service facility

Shops are located on the 1st floor close to the entrance to Jingmao 2nd Road. These include a well-known fast-food chain restaurant, café, convenience store, bakery, providing a full range of services. Organizers' Office, Information desk, Breastfeeding Room, VIP rooms and First Aid are also located on the 1st floor while 2 prayer rooms (male/female) located in the 4th floor equipped with basic fixtures for common use. On the B1 floor is the parking lot with capacity of 620 automobiles and 1,770 motorcycles.


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Founded in 1970 to stimulate foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in the Republic of China (R.O.C. on Taiwan). TAITRA is jointly sponsored by government, commerce and industry to assist Taiwan’s businesses and manufacturers strengthen their international competitiveness and tackle the challenges they face in foreign markets. In addition, TAITRA undertakes initiatives to help foreign businesses establish a wider presence in Taiwan. 


Since its establishment, TAITRA has developed a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network. It has a staff of over 600 trained specialists stationed at its headquarters in Taipei, in five local branch offices in Taoyuan,Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung, and in over 63 overseas branch offices worldwide. In association with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center, Inc (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA constantly adapts its trade promotion strategies to changing international conditions. Its major functions include: Market Development, Strategic Marketing, Trade Information Services, Exhibitions, Convention Services, Trade Education and Taiwantrade, an e-Trading Hub service.



  • Organizes trade missions and participates in major overseas trade shows
  • Analyzes regional competitiveness and bilateral trade issues
  • Provides trade inquiry services and responds to and assists with global trade inquiries ‧Organizes trade meetings and seminars and Establishes Taiwan Trade Service (TTS) stations at major international trade shows

Special projects:

  • International Sourcing Services (ISC) project
  • International Market Development (IMD) project
  • International Brand Alliance (IBA) project
  • Taiwan Machinery Distribution Channel Promotion (TMP) project
  • Provisional Overseas Branch (POB) project
  • Region / Industry Elite Program
  • Outbound Investment Plan(OIP)
  • Assisting Companies with Mergers and Acquisitions of International Brands and Sales Channels Project(MAP)




Green Exhibition Center

Green Environmental Protection Measures of TaiNEX 1

TaiNEX 1 has actively worked to preserve the natural environment, and became the first exhibition hall in Taiwan to obtain the Green Building Label, as well as to complete greenhouse gas verification in accordance with international standards. From controlling carbon emissions of the Exhibition Hall to eco-friendly operations and several other environmental protection measures, TaiNEX 1 supports the government's energy-saving and carbon reduction policies with concrete actions, and hope to create a sustainable environment alongside industries and visitors.

  • Green Building Label: TaiNEX 1 has fulfilled all seven indicators, including site greenification, water conservation, daily energy-saving, carbon dioxide reduction, indoor environment, water resources, and sewage and waste improvement, and was granted a Green Building Label by the Ministry of Interior.
  • GHG Inventory: TaiNEX 1 completed the verification of greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with international standards in 2009 and 2011, and was certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI) according to ISO14064-1 – Greenhouse gases.

Eco-friendly Operations

  • We encourage organizers not to carpet the aisles in the Center during exhibitions. 
  • We also encourage the exhibitors and designers to reduce wooden installations, adopt reusable system booths, and reduce decoration waste to simultaneously achieve energy-saving and environmental protection ideals, such as reuse and recycle. 
  • Some paper promotional materials of TaiNEX 1 are duplex printed.
  • Recycling bins are available in multiple locations along the corridors of the Center. 
  • Food scrap recycling bins are available in the dining area of B1. 
  • Recycled rainwater is used to flush all toilets and urinals in the Center. 
  • Lavatories are equipped with automatic faucets to reduce water consumption.
  • Hot & cold water dispensers are used to replace plastic cups or bottled water.
  • During the non-exhibition/event periods, escalators are turned off and only elevators are available. 


Eco-friendly Customer Service

  • Bicycle racks are installed on the west side of TaiNEX 1 to encourage people to visit by riding bicycles. 
  • Events, conferences, catering and transportation information are broadcasted on several video walls during exhibitions to discourage use of paper promotional materials.
  • The 1F shops (7-11, Mr. Brown Coffee, Mos Burger) offer discounts to people bringing their own containers.
  • LED displays at the entrance of the Center and LCD screens outside conference rooms are used to display event information. 
  • The conference rooms are equipped with LED motion sensor lights, which are automatically turned on when people come in, thereby reducing energy consumption. 
  • We encourage people to take public transportation, and arrange for Kuo-Kuang buses to transport passengers between TaiNEX 1 and Taoyuan International Airport.

Eco-friendly Internal Management

  • Information about events are delivered via e-mail, and EDMs are sent for market promotion. 
  • Employees are asked to apply for leaves and club activities via e-mail to reduce paper consumption.
  • The default printing setting is double-sided, black and white in employees’ computers. Only important documents are printed in color. 
  • A recycling area is established in offices to recycle bottles, waste batteries, paper, etc. 
  • Offices count with designated areas to recycle paper with blank sides. Non-essential documents are printed on recycled paper.
  • Employees are asked to bring their own cups to meetings. 

ISO 20121

Meet at Hall 1 of TAITRA’s Taipei NANGANG Exhibition Center:

Taiwan's first expo facility to gain ISO 20121 certification spotlights sustainability


All effort was made to have Hall 1 of TAITRA’s NANGANG Exhibition Center become Taiwan’s first exhibition center to win ISO 20121 Certification.

To achieve this, a great drive was undertaken to embrace sustainable practices in conformity with the principles of ISO 20121 event sustainability management. These efforts touched upon every social, environmental and economic activity, and were applied during the build-up and servicing of venues for conferences, exhibitions and events.


The organizers stood at the front lines in assisting Taiwan MICE venue management to take the initial steps towards sustainability. In that role, fresh approaches were developed. For example, to meet the social contribution component, they focused upon assisting under-privileged and disadvantaged groups.

In the area of occupational safety, they cultivated a new culture of work safety. In the realm of economics, they worked out better ways to enhance service and sustainable management. And in the environmental field, they applied their own environmental protection initiatives like clean-up campaigns and better environmental practices.


With all this work, we believe that NANGANG Hall 1 will long serve as a model for sustainable MICE venues.


 ISO 20121 certificate

 ISO 20121 Statement & Principles for Sustainable Development of Event


The Rhythm of Nature; the Beat of Civilization


The Song of Four Seasons

  • Spring awakens the sprites slumbering in the morning dew like a colorful butterfly flitting about the greenery and causing the petals and leaves to stir in the breeze.
  • Summer thunder roars like a lion bellowing out its passion. A golden sheen hovers across the horizon. Animated songs chant out the limitless possibilities of life.
  • The autumn wind breathes a refreshing coolness, turning pages of poetry like rustling leaves in the crystal clear fall air.
  • Winter chapel pipe organs play psalms praising the wonders of life. Amidst the murmured prayers, we hear the cooing of an infant, witnessing the startof another cycle of life.
  • The colored glass circles along the corridor flash 72 beats per minute, leading visitors through the cycle of the four seasons at a natural pace.

The Dance of Life

  • The four seasons silently take our hands, and our hearts' desires flow out like dancing musical notes in a mambo.
  • In resonance with the Song of Four Seasons corridor, multi-colored circles of varying size, like some kind of organism,flood into the main hall, ready to dance a waltz.
  • The stained-glass, overlapping circles, hung at different heights from the ceiling, create numerous multi-colored coronas. The unique way they are hung allows for a certain amount of fluctuating movement.
  • Controlled by IC computers, all the circles can form an undulating wave of lights resembling the bioelectric lights of deep sea creatures. They work in union to form a tight rhythm, dancing hand in hand to the marvels of life.

The Beat of Civilization


The Space between Thoughts

  • Composed of triangular stainless steel beams, nine feet on a side, two open cubes face each other at a distance. They are linked by 12 natural stones sculpted to different degrees to create a void, symbolizing the space between two thoughts and its limitless possibilities. Visitors can move within this space and reflect on the relationship between civilization and nature.
  • Human thought is directed towards breakthroughs and higher planes, and it is not unidirectional. One branching thought leads to another, always with several directions to go in. The rising and dying of thoughts represents the infinite expansion of time and space.
  • The inner surfaces of the beams and the surface of the ground touched by the stones are made of reinforced glass with coating & shadowing in the inner lining. Rows of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are installed inside the beams, displaying abstract patterns on the beams and the ground, at times showing symbols from the development of civilization. The display varies in speed, and at times breathes like a living organism. The stones reflect technology's origin in and eventual return to nature.

Oneness of Materials and Beings

  • Nine is a mystical number in the East. The nine interlocking rings mounted on the nine columns have endless permutations, and in Chinese divination, the basic number system is one to nine, so after nine, everything returns to one, the origin, completing the cycle. The foundation of the triangular steel columns is made of veined stone, just as nature is the basis of all human technology. 
  • The columns, with mirrored surfaces, reflect each other, symbolizing the interactions among people, and the interaction between nature and humans.A high tech visual component is built into the artwork here through a computer system linked with the Central Weather Bureau. Changes in the natural world are transformed into graphic representations, and viewers can interact with the graphics through the touch-sensitive interface. This virtual interaction stimulates powerful waves of emotion, and the resulting images will simultaneously appear on LCD screens within the building, so that visitors there can experience the totality of the artwork.

The State of Union between Heaven and Humans

  • Its soul nourished by the refreshing spring of life, civilization moves on at a merry, rhythmic pace.
  • Two giant hands, one pointing to the earth and one to the sky, are joined at the index fingers, representing the connection between humanity and the heavens. The colorful circles represent limitless expansion. Between heaven and earth, there may be billions of miles and immeasurable time—or with unfettered thought we may roam space and imagination in a snap of the fingers.
  • Nine overlapping rings of multi-colored stained glass and stainless steel globes divide civilization and nature. This interface is at the same height asThe Space between Thoughts and Oneness of Materials and Beings, and the colored circles resonate with The Dance of Life, thus drawing the whole concept together.
  • Some people waste their whole lives cudgeling their heads over one tiny problem, and some people experience revelation in an instant. Who knowsthe answers to everything? Only by understanding and reconciling itself withnature can civilization go on.


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