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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The ECCT, in cooperation with the British Office and the British Chamber of Commerce arranged a Special Lunch on the topic "Climate change: The risks and opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy" featuring guest speaker Sir David King, UK Special Representative for Climate Change. The speaker described tackling climate change as the single biggest challenge facing humanity but also the greatest opportunity.

Friday, 17 March 2017
The annual round table lunch between the ECCT and the Taipei City Government (TCG) was held for the 19th consecutive year. As in previous years, the event provided an exclusive opportunity for ECCT members to discuss issues of concern or mutual interest with guest of honour Mayor Ko Wen-je and a full delegation of senior TCG cabinet officials, who were in attendance at different tables so that they could interact with members. The lunch featured opening remarks by ECCT Chairman Hakan Cervell and Mayor Ko, which was followed by a presentation on the forthcoming 2017 Universiade (university Olympiad or games). After the presentation Mayor Ko answered questions from the audience in a Q&A session moderated by the ECCT’s Better Living committee Co-chair, Tim Berge.

Friday, 17 March 2017
From 6-8 March 2017 an ECCT delegation headed by Vice Chairman Olivier Rousselet and CEO Freddie Hoglund travelled to Vientiane in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to visit the chamber’s counterpart, the European Chamber of Commerce & Industry In Laos (ECCIL). The visit was part of the ECCT’s ongoing interactions with other European chambers in the region. (The ECCT visited the following European chambers that are part of the European Business Organisations Worldwide Network (EBO) in previous years: Myanmar in 2016, Thailand in 2015, Indonesia in 2014, Vietnam in 2013, South Korea in 2012, Beijing in 2011 and Shanghai in 2010.
 
Thursday, 16 March 2017
The ECCT co-hosted a Special Lunch on the topic "Insights on EU-Asian sustainable management" to review and analyse the insights put forward at the 6th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics, held at National Taiwan University from 15-16 March. The lunch was jointly hosted by the ECCT, the UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Regional Project ‘Energy Security and Climate Change’. It was moderated by Dr Peter Hefele, Director, Regional Project “Energy Security and Climate Change”, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hong Kong. The panellists were Dr May Tan-Mullins, Dean, Graduate School & Director, Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies; Professor, School of International Studies, University of Nottingham, Ningbo; Giuseppe Izzo, General Manager, Taiwan & Regional Vice President, Greater China and South Asia Region, STMicroelectronics, Vice Chairman & Steering Committee Member of the ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative and Erdal Elver, President and CEO, Siemens Limited Taiwan & LCI Steering Committee Member. The event featured short presentations by LCI Steering Committee members Giuseppe Izzo and Erdal Elver. This was followed by a panel discussion on the application of EU-Asian sustainable management in the domains of politics, finance, logistics, consumerism and energy. 
Friday, 10 March 2017
ECCT visit to New TAITRA Chairman James Huang(Third from right).
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