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TIMTOS Webinar Debuted to Explore Challenges and Prospects of Machine Tool Industry amid COVID-19

  • Online Date: 2020/06/29
  • Modify Date: 2020/06/29

In response to current global changes in manufacturing, TAITRA, the organizer of Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS 2021), has launched its first Online Webinar "TIMTOS X Machinery Industry Market Insight Talks" at its TTS D'Channel at 10 a.m. Taipei time on June 23rd.

Key speakers are trade media and industry professionals from Singapore, Germany and the United States respectively to share their views on the current status and future development of related industries and markets in the Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States in the post-COVID-19 era. To access real time information, stay tuned to the podcast channel:

This webinar features Kenneth Tan, publisher of Asia Pacific Metalworking News & Industrial Automation Asia magazine; Gabriel Pankow, editor-in-chief of mi connect, a German online magazine; and Michael Vaughn, chief consultant of the Indiana Research Institute.

Kenneth Tan provides an in-depth analysis of the ASEAN automotive industry and the MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) of Singapore’s aviation, in which machine tool operators would be able to access real-time information on their clients. Gabriel Pankow first explores the situations of the German machine tool industry before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, then explains why some industries can keep steady or even grows in business under the impact, and finally proposes the way forward for Germany and Europe to recover in the post-COVID-19 era. Michael Vaughn points out that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted the global supply chains but also hit the US economy, giving the US manufacturing an opportunity to think about how to redeploy its supply chains so as to avoid excessive reliance on overseas supply and resources and how to maintain flexibility and resilience. Meanwhile, the USA is the world’s second largest consumer of machine tools and the second largest importer of Taiwanese machine tools. Thus, Vaughn’s first-hand observations on the US market shall be of great value, especially for Taiwanese manufacturers.

TIMTOS 2021 will be held on March 15 - 20, 2021 across three exhibition halls - Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (Hall 1 and Hall 2) and TWTC Hall 1. Using 7,000 booths, this trade show stands firm as Taiwan’s largest international machine tool trade show. Also,, TAITRA will be continuously launching a series of online promotion for TIMTOS 2021 to connect the global supply chains with the machine tool industry. For more information, visit