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Friday, 27 May 2016

On 27 May, the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) supported the Industrial Development Bureau, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) to hold a kick-off forum ahead of 2017 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) on the subject "City of Tomorrow - Smart and Green. The event, organised in cooperation with the Institute for Information Industry (III), CommonWealth Magazine and Business Weekly Magazine, featured opening remarks by MoEA Minister Lee Chih-kung, two keynote presentations and a panel discussion. LCI Director Giuseppe Izzo participated in the panel discussion, which was moderated by Isabelle Wu, Managing Editor of CommonWealth Magazine. 
Friday, 27 May 2016

The ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) hosted a lunch together with SEMI Taiwan featuring two Taipei City Government (TCG) commissioners and a chief engineer to talk about the city’s plans for smart public housing, car sharing and smart train stations. The event was moderated by Giuseppe Izzo, the ECCT’s LCI Director & Vice Chairman. Izzo gave a short introduction to the LCI and the subjects of smart cities and smart mobility before introducing the speakers. Opening remarks were also made by Joanne Su, Director of SEMI Taiwan.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
On 25 May an ECCT delegation led by CEO Freddie Hoglund and members of the ECCT’s Customs and Logistics committee visited the Maritime and Port Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC). At the meeting delegates discussed most recent amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The ECCT's Tax committee hosted a lunch with speaker Peter Su, Director of International Tax Services at PWC in Taiwan. The speaker provided insights from PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey, now in its nineteenth year, and highlighted some international tax trends.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

On 13 May 2016 a delegation of 30 ECCT members and staff led by Chairman Bernd Barkey and CEO Freddie Hoglund took a day-long excursion to the main island of Penghu. The trip was part of the ECCT’s ongoing programme as a nationwide association to actively engage in cooperation with municipal governments all across Taiwan. The trip included a Premium Event lunch with Penghu Country Magistrate Chen Kuang-fu (equivalent of mayor) and senior Penghu County government officials, a guided tour of major tourist attractions and infrastructure projects including Penghu’s desalination plant and wind turbines and a meeting between the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative local government officials.
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