TAOP and Ivy International Education Forming Joint Venture to Develop and Market New Learning Programs for Quality Education

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taoping Inc. (NASDAQ: TAOP, the “Company”), a provider of internet-based smart display screens, and a new-media ecosystem that enables targeted advertising and online retail, announced today that the Company has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Ivy International Education Technology Co., Ltd. (“Ivy International Education”) to develop and market new learning programs for quality education.

Ivy International Education is a professional organization engaged in study abroad consulting, Project-Based Learning (PBL) program consulting, online education, and charitable education programs. Ivy International Education is the only authorized representative of interactive K-12 Online Learning program provider MommyDaddyMe in the Chinese mainland market.

As part of the agreement, TAOP and Ivy International Education intend to form a joint venture company in China around February 2021. TAOP and Ivy International Education will own 51 percent and 49 percent equity interests in the joint venture, respectively.

The joint venture plans to take the following actions in 2021:

  • Attract high-income group with study abroad intent by taking advantage of Taoping’s new media ecosystem and established exclusive marketing spaces in residential buildings, office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, and cinemas in over 200 cities in China;
  • Develop and promote online and offline Project-Based Learning (PBL) programs developed by Ivy International Education for quality education;
  • Build a new online education platform by combining Taoping smart cloud platform technology and Ivy International Education’s experienced teacher team;
  • Work together on charitable education programs.

“We are excited about this partnership as we believe it is a milestone for TAOP to tap into the education market with growing demands for online and offline innovative learning programs,” said Mr. Jianghuai Lin, Chairman and CEO of TAOP. “We believe that by combining TAOP’s advertising network and smart cloud platform technology with Ivy International Education’s expertise in international and online education, the joint venture will be well positioned to bring new learning experience to our communities of over 200 cities in China.”

About Taoping Inc.

Taoping Inc. (TAOP), is a leading provider of smart display terminals and solutions for targeted advertising and online retails. The Company provides the integrated end-to-end digital advertising solutions enabling customers to distribute and manage ads on cloud-based ad display screens. Connecting owners of Taoping screens, advertisers and consumers, it builds up a resource sharing "Smart IoT Screen Network- Taoping App - Taoping Go (e-Store)" media ecosystem to ultimately achieve the mission "our technology makes advertising and branding affordable and effective for everyone." To learn more, please visit http://www.taop.com/.

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Taoping Inc.
Chang Qiu
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