ECCT Premium Event: Lunch with Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang & Luxury cruise around Keelung Islet
ECCT Premium Event
Lunch with Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang
& Luxury cruise around Keelung Islet
Guest of honour
Lin Yu-chang, Mayor, Keelung City
Peter Chen, Marketing Director, Carnival Corporation
12:00 - 17:00, Friday, 14 September 2018
Venue: 5F, Room: 507, Peng's Agora Garden, Evergreen Laurel Hotel/基隆長榮桂冠酒店5樓:彭園會館 507包廂
Address: 62-1, Chung Cheng Road Keelung 202 / 基隆市中正區中正路62之1號
Members are cordially invited to participate in a visit to Keelung that will include a lunch meeting with Mayor Lin Yu-chang and senior government officials. The lunch will also feature a presentation by Peter Chen, Marketing Director of Carnival Corporation, to introduce Princess Cruises. Besides city government officials, we have invited a representative from the Taiwan International Ports Corporation to join the lunch. The lunch will be followed by a cruise on a luxury 80-foot yacht from Keelung harbour to Keelung Islet (基隆嶼) in the afternoon. The visit is part of the ECCT’s outreach programme as a nation-wide association to establish relations and seek areas of mutual cooperation with municipal governments all across Taiwan.
Keelung is home to the largest port in Northern Taiwan. The area was first inhabited by the Kategelan aborigines and occupied by both Spanish and Dutch colonial forces in the 17th century. It continued to develop into an important trading port under the Qing dynasty, Japanese colonial control of Taiwan and under the RoC since the end of World War II. In recent years Keelung has become a frequent port of call for cruise ships. Looking ahead, Mayor Lin is considering how to take advantage of Keelung’s access to the ocean and northern coast to boost industries such as leisure boating, eco-tourism, fishing, yacht building, maintenance and docking facilities and marina tourism. The president and cabinet have already expressed support for building a new terminal for cruise ships in Keelung. Access to the ocean also makes Keelung an ideal location for marine research and education.
This event offers an exceptional experience and exclusive opportunity for ECCT members, especially those in the Travel & Tourism, Custom & Logistics, LCI and Luxury Goods sectors to explore business opportunities in Keelung and Taiwan’s north coast region.
Members and guests are requested to arrange their own transport to and from Evergreen Hotel in Keelung harbour. The boat trip will commence after lunch at 14:00 and end at 17:00 at the hotel.
About the cruise
After lunch guests will enjoy a cruise on an award-winning yacht, named名隆號. The 50-tonne, 80-foot (27 metre) yacht was designed by the top Taiwan designer Tsai Ming-Lung and has won the prestigious Red Dot design award for its sleek design and luxury hotel-style features including VIP suites, a KTV lounge, a meeting room and an outdoor BBQ bar.
About the mayor
Lin Yu-chang has been the Mayor of Keelung City since December 2014. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Specialist to the Secretary-General and Advisory Officer in the Office of the President in the cabinet of Premier Yu Shyi-kun. For the DPP, he formerly held the positions of Spokesperson, Chief of the Social Development Department in the DPP’s Central Headquarters, Chief of the party’s Institute of Democracy and Deputy Secretary-General. He has studied Building & Planning at National Taiwan University and Landscape Architecture at Chinese Culture University.
About the speaker
Peter Chen has a broad commercial background with significant experience in the travel industry. He spent much of his career in various roles within the Evergreen International group of companies, starting as a sales person engaged in marine exports. He then became an SVP within the hotels division, before moving on to become Executive Vice President of Passenger Sales and eventually President and Board Director for EVA Airways Corporation. After other senior roles in supply chain management and transportation he became Group CEO of TransAsia Airways. His most recent role was that of Advisor, Business Development, to the Chairman of Lion Group, a large publicly-listed company with various interests in the travel industry.
NT$2,300 for members; NT$2,900 for members' guest(s)
To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.