ECCT Premium Event - Lunch with Taoyuan Mayor Cheng
ECCT Premium Event
Opportunities for business and talent in Taoyuan
& Zuellig Pharma Tour
Guest of honour
Chen Wen-tsan, Mayor, Taoyuan City Government 桃園市長 鄭文燦
Tim Berge, Co-Chair, Better Living committee & General Manager, ICRT
Date: Friday, 29 October 2021
Time: 12:00 – 16:30
Venue: Cozzi Blu Hotel, room: 3F, Ballroom I / 和逸飯店‧桃園館3樓和逸一廳
Address: 101, CHUNDE ROAD, TAOYUAN CITY / 桃園市中壢區春德路101號
While the global coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on the travel and hospitality sectors, the surge in demand for goods and services catering to remote working, pandemic prevention and related services has led to booming business for companies producing electronic goods and components, and those providing transport, logistics and delivery services. As Taoyuan is home to Taiwan’s largest airport and logistics operations, as well as numerous industry hubs and the city, the city has become a magnet for new investment and talent. It is also a pioneer in trialling smart solutions for eco-mobility and eco-logistics.
At this event, our guest of honour will give a presentation on business opportunities related to the upgrading and development of industries in the greater Taoyuan area, especially in the fields of eco-logistics and eco-mobility. He will also talk about the city’s education and talent development initiatives, recent measures to ensure equal treatment and benefits to foreign residents in Taoyuan and give an update on the city's ongoing Covid-19 prevention measures.
After the presentation, a Q&A session will be held, moderated by co-chair of the ECCT's Better Living committee, Tim Berge, where members can raise questions or discuss issues of concern. The lunch will be followed by a tour of Zuellig Pharma (see details below).
This event has been arranged as part of the ECCT's ongoing cooperation with the Taoyuan City Government and Mayor Cheng, following several meetings this year, and joint organisation of events including the Sustainable City Forum in March, which was the forum for the release of the 2021 Smart Solutions Report: Eco-Mobility & Eco-Logistics by the Taoyuan City Government together with the ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI), the International Climate Development Institution (ICDI), and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability.
12:00-14:00: Lunch with Mayor Cheng
14:00-14:30: Transport to Zuellig Pharma
14:30-16:00: Zuellig Pharma tour
16:00-16:30: Transport back to Cozzi Hotel & Taoyuan Taiwan High Speed Rail station
Tour of Zuellig Pharma
Following the lunch with Mayor Cheng there will be a tour of the Taoyuan facilities of Zuellig Pharma. The Singapore-based firm was founded almost a hundred years ago and has grown to become a US$13 billion business covering 13 markets with over 10,000 employees. It serves over 350,000 medical facilities and works with over 1,000 clients, including the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world. Zuellig Pharma Taiwan is the largest pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics company in Taiwan, working with over 90 clients, including multinational pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and healthcare companies. The company boasts a state-of-the-art warehousing infrastructure in the Taoyuan Dayuan Area, which features the largest cold chain facility in Taiwan. In support of Taiwan’s fight against the pandemic, Zuellig Pharma Taiwan is assisting the government in accelerating the shipment of various resources, including Covid-19 vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and screening kits – all requiring cold storage. Beyond distribution, Zuellig Pharma Taiwan’s solutions business has seen tremendous growth across its core services, which include clinical reach, commercial solutions, and data analytics.
About Mayor Cheng
Cheng Wen-tsan is serving his second four-year term as mayor of Taoyuan City following his re-election in 2018. He was previously Chairman of the Taoyuan Branch of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Director of the DPP’s Press Department, Director-General of the Government Information Office, Spokesman for the Executive Yuan, and Councillor for the Taoyuan County Council. He holds a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of National Development at National Taiwan University (NTU) and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from NTU.
Lunch cost: NT$1,600 for members and NT$2,200 for members' guest(s)
Zuellig Pharma tour cost: NT$800 for members and guests
Please note the following:
* Special arrangements are needed for tour participants. Details will be communicated directly with participants later.
Participation may be limited based on Covid-19 restrictions at the time of the event. Affected members will be informed in advance if the number of registrations exceed the maximum number allowed.
To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Fiona Lee
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