With the advent of the bubble tea craze, Davao is definitely following suit. Countless business owners are setting up shop and need quality raw materials. Good thing there are highly responsive after-sales support from the best manufacturers and suppliers in Taiwan.
Recently, they opened the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion at the Taiwan Expo 2019 last November 8-9, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Davao. It was orchestrated by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). During the event, they featured member companies of the Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance, an organization established in 2017 to unify and boost the collective strength of over 125 bubble milk tea vendors and industrial firms in the country. From the way things are going, they see potential of growth in the Philippines and Davao is no exception.
They called it "Taiwan Bubble Tea, Bubble Up Your Life!". Boba and Bubble tea fans, business franchisees and startup entrepreneurs in Davao got to see and taste the latest products from Taiwan. Hundreds of them went to the event and sampled the best products from the beautiful island. Patrons got to taste and feel the difference of their bubble tea products and compared them to existing ones in the country, of course it had to be done!
They also showcased where to get raw materials, packaging, equipment, total solution and store chains. It was participated by members Good Young Co. Ltd., Mr. Sun International Tea Chain Co. Ltd. (Red Sun) and Great Eastern Food Co. Ltd. They all shared their expertise.
After the event, at least 35 Davao business owners have expressed interest in partnering with the Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance for future endeavors. There were also numerous inquiries from other visitors about franchising popular bubble tea brands. They also are eager to establish new concepts to make Taiwan bubble tea products more appealing and enjoyable for the Filipino taste.
The Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance and TAITRA are hopeful that this event could start more partnerships with Filipino entrepreneurs. The exhibition also served as an excellent opportunity for business owners to connect with Taiwan suppliers. If you want to know more you may contact the Taiwan Trade Center Manila hotline at (02) 551-7281/551-7349/551-7339. You can also check out manila.taiwantrade.com or the TAITRA Manila Facebook page facebook.com/taiwantradecentermanila for updates about their events.