Global Positioning Systems products are just one of the categories set to be highlighted at the combined Autotronics/AMPA automotive parts show in Taiwan in April. With the U.S. GPS Industry Council estimating the global market output to exceed $8 billion in 2008, a growth rate of some 44% over the past four years, it is a market worthy of the automotive aftermarket’s attention. Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show, the first professional auto electronics show in Asia, will be held on April 9 to 12, 2008. The event is being held concurrent with AMPA (The Taipei Int’l Auto Parts & Accessories Show), and the Motorcycle Taiwan shows. With the support of exhibitors such as TomTom, MiTAC, Micro-Star and Tesor presenting application products for personal leisure, automobile navigation and positioning, the show is expected to capture the attention of buyers from around the world It is projected that 1,500 exhibitors will occupy more than 3,500 booths at the combined events. Attendance is projected to reach 45,000, including 5,000 international visitors. Organizers will also offer a series of events, including the International Auto Parts & Accessories Technology Forum, Industry Workshops and Seminars, Procurement Meetings, One-on-One Trade Talks, Innovative Awards, and Cross-Strait Auto Parts & Accessories Show. All these are aimed at creating more trade opportunities and progressing tech and market exchange. The past AMPA 2007 attracted more than 4,200 international buyers and nearly 35 thousand domestic businesses. Total number of visitors grew by around 3.6%. The largest number of buyers by country was Japan (21.10%), with 889 buyers, followed by the U.S. (9.94%), China (6.50%), Malaysia (6.45%), and Korea (4.63%). For more information on the event, please contact Rebeca Lewy, Taiwan Trade Center, Toronto, Ont., 416-363-9946 ext. 103, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.