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ECCT PREMIUM EVENT - Lunch with New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Yeh Huey-ching (新北市 葉惠青副市長)
Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
Lunch with New Taipei City Deputy Mayor
Guest of honour
Yeh Huey-ching, Deputy Mayor, New Taipei City Government
新北市 葉惠青副市長
12:00 - 14:00, Friday, 2 February 2018
2F, Room Ru Yi - CDE, Caesar Park Hotel 板橋凱撒大飯店二樓如意廳
Members are cordially invited to attend a Premium Event lunch with New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Yeh Hueh-ching and senior government officials from the New Taipei City Government. The event is 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.
New Taipei City (or Xinbei) is the largest and most populous city in Taiwan with a population of four million. Strategically located with convenient transport links to Taipei, Taoyuan and the ports of Taipei and Keelung, the city covers a large and varied territory that includes mountains, the Tamsui River and a long stretch of coastline that includes the famous Yehliu and Jiufen scenic areas. 
New Taipei boasts a large and diverse workforce and industry supply chains. It is home to over 250,000 companies and 20,000 factories in five industrial parks engaged in information technology (IT), telecommunications, digital content, biotechnology and precision instruments, among other industries. The city is also a haven for many cultural and creative industries, such as pottery in Yingge, drums in Xinzhuang (新莊), the dye industry in Sanxia (三峽), metal processing in Ruifang District (九份) and sky lanterns in Pingxi (平溪). Plans are in the works to build The Taiwan Film Culture Center and The Knowledge Industry Park in Xinzhuang to help foster development of the film industry and to encourage the clustering and expansion of digital content companies.
In terms of infrastructure, construction is already underway on the "3 Rings & 3 Lines"(三環三線) extensions of the metro rail (MRT) system. When fully integrated, the three loop routes will create an extensive, easily accessible commuting system, reducing travel time to less than one hour from anywhere within the greater metropolis. In addition, Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a 920-metre-long bridge across the mouth of the Tamsui(淡水) River, which will link Tamsui to the east and Bali(八里) and Taipei Port to the west. 
This event offers an exceptional exclusive opportunity for ECCT members, especially those in the IT, engineering, automotive, travel & tourism, supply chain, retail and luxury goods sectors to explore business opportunities in New Taipei.
About the deputy mayor
Yeh Huey-ching is the deputy mayor of the New Taipei City Government. Prior to his current position he held several positions at the national and local government level, including Commissioner of the Economic Development Department in the New Taipei City Government; Commissioner of the Economic Development Department in the Tainan City Government; Commissioner of the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He holds an MS degree in economics from National Chengchi University. 
NT$1,400 for members; NT$2,000 for members’ guest(s)
To Cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Fiona Lee / Tel 2740-0236 ext. 215 / fiona.lee@ecct.com.tw / www.ecct.com.tw
  Location: 板橋凱撒大飯店 Caesar Park Banqiao
  Registration Deadline: Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:00
The registration period is over.
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