Opened at the end of 2000， Kaohsiung Business Exhibition Center was planned and built by the City Government. It provides residents and local businesses with a modern exhibition facility and a state of the art， international conference center. It is used mostly for promoting Kaohsiung's commercial development. In accordance with a policy of streamlining government operations and costs， the City has outsourced managing operations to the private sectors. Private businesses bring a lot of potential and flexibility to the Exhibition Center. Businesses can also increase the city's economic competitiveness and expand its international connections and horizons.