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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
On 23 April the ECCT's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Inclusive hiring – the benefits of having handicapped employees". The committee invited Petersan Chien, Assistant Manager, Office of the Disabled, Department of Labor, Taipei City Government as the guest speaker. In his presentation, Chien gave an overview of legal requirements regarding the hiring of handicapped employees in Taiwan, how various difficulties have been overcome and some successful case studies.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
On 17 April, the ECCT's Marketing Club hosted an event on the subject of Taiwan’s shopper trends and what retailers need to know to lead and keep winning in the market. The guest speaker was Terri Kang, Director of Retailer Services for Nielsen Taiwan

While Taiwan’s GDP is modest, the low inflation rate means that there is less pressure on consumers this year, which is good news for retailers. According to Nielsen’s market analysis, fewer Taiwanese consumers feel that food prices have risen compared to the previous year. This means that while the price is still important, fewer consumers will change their shopping behavior based only on price.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
On 15 April, the ECCT's Intellectual Property Rights committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Introduction to the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) in the EU" with guest speakers Dr Eberhard Becker, European patent and trademark attorney & Partner at the firm Becker Kurig Straus and Dr Thomas Kurig, German Patent Attorney, European Patent and European Trademark Attorney. The guest speakers provided an update on the most recent UPC developments and offered opinions on the expected implications of the new system.
Friday, 11 April 2014
on 11 April the 11th consecutive ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup was held in support of the Community Services Center (CSC), a non-profit foundation that offers counseling, information and support services to the entire international community in Taiwan. As in previous years, the event was the highlight of Taipei’s annual social golfing calendar, providing a perfect opportunity for Taipei’s best amateur golfers to show off their golfing skills and support a good cause at the same time. Thanks to the sponsors and a portion of players’ fees, NT$250,000 was raised for the CSC.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
On 8 April, the ECCT's Telecommunications, Media and Content (TMC) committee hosted the bi-annual 2014 ECCT EU-Taiwan Telecommunications Forum. The event featured four presentations by TMC policy and industry experts and was attended by around 70 guests. ECCT CEO Freddie Hoeglund formally welcomed all guests and opening remarks were given by Mike Wang, TMC committee Co-chair; Yu Hsiao-cheng, Vice Chairman of the National Communications Commissioner (NCC) and Borja Morales Perez, Policy Officer, Political and Economic Affairs, European Economic and Trade Office. Closing remarks at the conclusion of the forum were given by Philip Tseng, TMC Co-chair, which was followed by a networking lunch with all guests.
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