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Friday, 24 February 2017
The 2017 Sustainable City Forum was one of the highlights of the 2017 Smart City Summit & Expo, the largest event covering smart cities and the IoT industry in Asia, featuring senior executives, officials and experts from global cities and enterprises to discuss and showcase strategies and solutions for the sustainability of cities.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The ECCT hosted a special lunch featuring guest speaker Ross Feingold, Senior Adviser at DC International Advisory. The speaker presented his analysis of US President Donald Trump’s first month in office and the implications for Taiwan.
Friday, 17 February 2017

To coincide with the Chinese Lunar New Year, the ECCT arranged a special cultural excursion for ECCT members to the Legislative Yuan (LY) of the Republic of China, Taiwan’s unicameral parliament. It was the first time that the ECCT had been offered an exclusive visit and tour of the LY. The visit included an introduction to the history of the LY and a guided tour of the LY’s buildings, including the chamber hall, where laws are debated and voted on. The visit coincided with the first day of the new legislative session which runs from February until May. When guests entered the gallery of the chamber, they were able to witness democracy in action as it so happened that Premier Lin Chuan and several government ministers were in the chamber at the time to answer questions from legislators. After the tour, members and guests took a short walk to the Sheraton Hotel where they enjoyed an informal lunch with LY Secretary-General Lin Chih-chia.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
The ECCT’s Tax committee hosted a workshop on the topic "Time to overhaul the Company Act". It was arranged to discuss the proposed overhaul of Taiwan’s Company Act, which, if enacted, will affect all companies and investment activities in Taiwan. Presenters at the workshop included members of a steering committee of scholars, industry and government, who were tasked with drafting amendments to the Company Act. The half-day workshop was followed by networking lunch which included an interactive Q&A session moderated by Lorene Chen, Co-chair of the Tax committee. The presenters were Faung Kai-lin, Professor, National Chengchi University (NCCU); Chu Te-fang, Professor, NCCU; Vivian Ho, Tax Partner, KPMG; Tseng Wang-ruu, Professor, NTU; Huang Ming-jye, Professor, NTU and Chen Yen-liang, Professor, NTPU.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
The Michael Page 2017 Taiwan Salary & Employment Outlook report was released at an ECCT Premium Event lunch. At the event Andy Bentote, Senior Managing Director of Michael Page, Greater China presented an introduction to the highlights of the report. Also at the event, Tony Phoo, Senior Economist from Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan gave a presentation on the bank’s forecasts and sentiment for 2017 in Taiwan, the implications for the wider economy and the impact this will have on business. After the lunch, the report was released at a press conference, which was attended by journalists from print, television and digital media groups.
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