To aid Taiwan's cultural and creative industries in expanding market access domestically and globally, every year since 2010 the Ministry has organized Creative Expo Taiwan (formerly named the International Cultural and Creative Industry Exposition, ICCIE).
As a cultural and creative industry exhibition expansion platform, Creative Expo Taiwan helps Taiwan's industry stakeholders to interact with international ones, creating business opportunities for cooperation and trade.
The Ministry uses "Household items and gifts," "Museum products," "Cultural and creative exhibitions," and other similar ideas to invite retail channel contact, agents, and other types of international buyers and curators to participate in expositions.
In addition to helping cultural and creative industry parties to accumulate experience in market expansion and exports, in the long term the creative expo will help Taiwan establish channels for international interaction within the cultural and creative industry, thus improving Taiwan's output and internationalization.
Moreover, to facilitate medium-, small-, and even micro-industry actors to enter international markets, the Ministry uses the imagery of Taiwan and each year selects and collects outstanding works and people from the cultural and creative fields to participate in exhibitions in Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong and other international destinations.
Arrangements are also made for participants with merchandise, boutique, retail and other channels as well as organizing partnerships, aiding industry expansion in overseas networks, and expanding the scale of Taiwan's local market.
In 2018, 559 companies from 23 countries participated, with 250 events held across three venues. More than 300,000 members of the public joined in as well, and the event generated some NT$600 million in financial value.