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Monday, 19 March 2018
The ECCT hosted its annual Premium Event round table lunch with the Taipei City Government (TCG) featuring Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je as the guest of honour. As in previous years, the event provided an exclusive opportunity for ECCT members to discuss issues of concern or mutual interest with the mayor and a full delegation of senior TCG cabinet officials, who were in attendance and seated among members at various tables at the venue.
Friday, 16 March 2018
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) together with partners in government and industry arranged the 2018 Taiwan-Europe Wind Industry Summit on Supply Chain Building & Green Talent Training. The full day summit was organised by the ECCT in conjunction with the Taichung City Government, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) to discuss the development of a robust wind energy supply chain in Taiwan. The event brought together leaders from central and municipal governments from Taichung and Changhua County with experts from Europe and Taiwan to share ideas and best practices with an audience of over 400 representatives from government, industry and academia. The summit began with opening remarks by the guests of honour, which was followed by a keynote speech by Jan Steinkohl, Policy Officer from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. This was followed by presentations and panel discussions in three sessions on the following topics: 1) Regional supply chain building strategy; 2) Talent training for the wind industry and 3) Taiwan’s action plan and roadmap for local content - Manufacturing and standardization for the wind industry. Full story to follow.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
The ECCT's Human Resources committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Interpretation and implementation of the new Labour Standards Act on 1 March 2018 - What you need to know and do to ensure compliance". The event, which featured guest speaker Chiang Ming-chih, Director of the Taipei City Government's Labour Inspection Office, was held to brief members as to how Taipei City Government officials will interpret and implement the most recent amendment to the Labour Standards Act that is set to take effect on 1 March 2018. At the event the speaker gave a presentation, which included an explanation of inspections, the labour law amendments and labourer’s health protection-related regulations. Afterwards he gave answers to the many questions raised by the audience of some 90 ECCT members and guests.
Friday, 9 February 2018
As has become tradition, to coincide with the Chinese Lunar New Year, the ECCT arranged a special cultural excursion for ECCT members. This year, the outing was to the residence of Chiang Kai-shek in Shilin, which has been converted to a museum. Guests enjoyed a guided English tour of the main house after which they were transported to the National Palace Museum’s Silk’s Palace restaurant for lunch.
Friday, 2 February 2018
The working lunch with New Taipei City (or Xinbei) Deputy Mayor Yeh Hueh-ching and senior government officials from the New Taipei City Government was held as part of the ECCT’s outreach programme as a nation-wide association to establish relations and seek areas of mutual cooperation with municipal governments all across Taiwan.
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