ECCT Premium Event - Lunch with MOTC Minister Lin Chia-lung 交通部 林佳龍部長- Smart Mobility & Tourism Amid Covid-19
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Jointly Arranged by the Mobility & Travel & Tourism Committees
Lunch with MOTC Minister Lin Chia-lung
Smart Mobility & Tourism Amid Covid-19
Dr Lin Chia-lung, Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications
12:00 – 14:00, Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Venue：The Sherwood Taipei, Ballroom (3F) / 台北西華飯店3樓 宴會廳
Address：111 Min Sheng E. Road, Sec 3, Taipei / 台北市民生東路三段111號
Taiwan has received high praise globally for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the relatively limited impact it has had on the overall economy. Nevertheless, certain sectors of the economy, particularly tourism and hospitality, have been hit hard. As the ministry in charge of tourism in Taiwan, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is at the forefront of efforts to support the travel and tourism sector as well as continue its ongoing efforts to upgrade Taiwan’s transportation and communications networks in line with its “Building for the Future” strategic investment objective.
Far from depressing the market, the response to the pandemic looks set to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles across Europe. How governments respond to the pandemic will influence the pace of the transition to electric vehicles.
At this event, our guest speaker will talk about how the MOTC is supporting the recovery of the tourism sector and ongoing development through smart mobility projects and initiatives to give Taiwan a head start in the post Covid-19 era and the global trends towards digitalization and vehicle electrification.
Minister Lin will give a short presentation, after which he will engage in an in-depth panel discussion with co-chairs of the Mobility and Travel & Tourism committees. Among other subjects that will be discussed will include the following:
- Sustaining and upgrading the tourism industry amid and post COVID-19
- The MOTC’s ongoing development of smart, low emission and energy-efficient transport infrastructure, including its “Intelligent transportation system development plan”
- The government’s plan for vehicle electrification charging infrastructure & E-bus pilot project
About the speaker
Dr Lin Chia-lung is the Minister of the Transportation and Communications. He began his career in academia as a Visiting Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University and Assistant Professor at National Chung Cheng University before taking his first position in government as an advisor to the National Security Council from 2000-2003. He went on to assume several roles in government and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), including Director of the Government Information Office, Member of the National Assembly, Secretary General of the DPP, Deputy Secretary General of the Presidential Office and Chairman of Taiwan Think Tank. He was elected as a legislator in 2012 and served as the mayor of Taichung from 2014-2018. He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University in the United States and a master’s degree from National Taiwan University.
Mobility Committee Co-chairs: https://www.ecct.com.tw/portfolio-item/mobility/
Travel & Tourism Co-chairs: https://www.ecct.com.tw/portfolio-item/travel-tourism/
Mr. Howard Shiu, Partner/ Baker & McKenzie
NT$1,600 for members; NT$2,200 for members' guest(s)
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