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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

2016 was the 18th year since the ECCT held its first annual round table lunch with the Taipei City Government (TCG). As in previous years, the event provided an exclusive opportunity for ECCT members to discuss issues of concern or mutual interest with Mayor Ko Wen-je, Deputy Mayor Charles Lin and a full delegation of senior TCG cabinet officials, who were in attendance.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016

 
On 19 April 2016 the ECCT's Greater China Business committee hosted a lunch featuring guest speaker Tony Phoo, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan. Phoo gave his views on the outlook for mainland China’s economy based on his bank’s research, which includes data drawn from forums with its clients in 15 different markets in recent months.
Monday, 18 April 2016

 
Despite downpours for three days leading up to the event, ideal conditions for the 2016 ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup on Friday, 15 April were only interrupted by a single shower that lasted just four minutes. The tournament was held for the 13th consecutive year in support of the Community Services Center (CSC), a non-profit organization that offers counseling, information and support services to the international community in Taiwan. As in previous years, the tournament was co-hosted by the ECCT and International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT). As usual, it provided 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$150,000 was raised for the CSC.
 
Thursday, 14 April 2016

The 2016 Michael Page Greater China Salary & Employment Outlook report was released at an ECCT Premium Event Lunch. The report, presented in association with the ECCT, provides an outlook for the domestic recruitment market in 2016 across a range of sectors including retail, financial services and technology. In addition, it presents insights into employment conditions, key employment skills in demand, sector trends and salary benchmarks. The report draws on online survey responses from over 1,000 employers across Greater China (Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan) as well as insights received from a series of roundtables held with employers across the region. A summary of the highlights of the report were presented at the lunch by Andy Bentote, Senior Managing Director of Michael Page and Page Personnel Hong Kong, Southern China and Taiwan. Also at the lunch, Andy Leung, Consulting Director for Aon Hewitt gave a presentation on what makes a company a good employer.
Friday, 8 April 2016

On 8 April 2016 the ECCT's Energy & Environment committee hosted a lunch with guest speaker Lin Jou-min, Commissioner of the Department of Urban Development in the Taipei City Government on the topic "A city like ours - Building Taipei with a human touch". Lin shared some of his experiences as a commissioner, visions and development plans of the Taipei City Government under the administration of Mayor Ko Wen-jo.
Lin had practiced as an architect since 1984 before being approached by Mayor Ko to take on the position of commissioner in charge of urban development in Taipei City. By taking on the role, Lin is the first architect to be appointed to run the city’s department of urban development. This has brought a unique perspective and expertise to issues of urban development, based on his considerable experience.
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