Thursday, 1 October 2015
On 1 October 2015 the ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch featuring guest speaker Dr Wei Kuo-yen, Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on the subject "The EPA’s vision and plans to confront challenges facing
Taiwan’s industry and society". Minister Wei gave an overview of the current status of Taiwan’s efforts to address climate change, particularly following the passage of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction and Management Act. The EPA is now in the process of
drafting a national action plan for climate change and implementation measures for cutting greenhouse gases to half of 2005 levels by 2050 (as specified in the act).
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
On 9 September, the ECCT's Retail & Distribution and Cosmetics committees jointly hosted a lunch on the topic "Future direction of Taiwan’s regulations for food and cosmetics" with guest of honour Chiang Yu-mei, Director-General,
Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), Ministry of Health and Welfare (MoHW) and her colleagues from the TFDA: Pan Jyh-quan, Director, Division of Food Safety (TFDA) and Tu Pei-weng, Director, Division of Medical Devices & Cosmetics. The guest of honour
gave a short introductory speech before handing over to her colleagues who provided updates on Taiwan’s progress towards adopting an internationally-aligned regulatory system governing food and cosmetics in Taiwan.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
On 8 September 2015, the Intellectual Property Rights committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Brand protection on the internet - Challenges and strategies to protect your company's trademarks and brand identity" featuring guest speaker Thomas Kuiper, General
Manager of Gandi Asia. The speaker, who manages the Asian business unit of registrar Gandi (www.gandi.net
) provided insights into what every brand and trademark owner should know about the launch procedures of new generic
top level domain (TLD) name extensions, such as “.taipei”, “.tokyo” and “.club”, the guidelines a company should follow for appropriate registrations, as well as solutions to fight infringements.
Monday, 24 August 2015
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On 24 August the ECCT hosted the annual ECCT-Taipei City Government (TCG) roundtable lunch. The event attracted around 150 guests including Mayor Ko, Deputy Mayors Lin Chin-rong and Chou Li-fang and 12 other senior TCG officials,
11 ECCT board directors, supervisors and many committee co-chairs. The event featured opening remarks by ECCT Chairman Bernd Barkey, a short speech by Mayor Ko and a Q&A session followed by open discussion between ECCT directors and members and city officials
Thursday, 20 August 2015
On 20 August 2015, the ECCT's Healthcare Enhancement committee jointly hosted a panel discussion on the future sustainability of Taiwan's healthcare system together with the Global Views Media Group. The event featured a speech
by Yang Ma-Li, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Global Views Monthly, giving an overview of some of the challenges facing Taiwan’s healthcare system. This was followed by an extensive panel discussion, moderated by Yang, with experts from government and
industry. A number of issues and ideas were discussed on the best ways to ensure the future sustainability of Taiwan’s national healthcare and insurance systems.