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Newsletter | 09/09/2019
Events | GTO News | Trade Fair News | Taiwan News


Dear Subscriber, 

last Tuesday we conducted the “Smart Connection to Taoyuan Business Seminar” together with the Taoyuan City government. Over 60 participants joined the seminar to learn more about the latest developments in IoT, smart healthcare and the MedTech industry.

On Friday, IFA 2019 started, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. More than 30 Taiwanese exhibitors came to Berlin to showcase their latest products to customers from all over the world.

This week’s highlight will be the 4th “Germany – Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum & 18th Germany Taiwan Joint Business Council” taking place in Stuttgart on Friday, September 13. A Taiwanese delegation of high-ranking business executives and government representatives will be received by Mr. Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to discuss about the latest trends in the sector of Industry 4.0 and Smart Machinery.

Furthermore, we are already looking forward to our 2019 GTO German Business Day at the Regent Taipei Oktoberfest on October 4. Just as in the previous years, it will be a great networking event with a fantastic night of German food and authentic German beer, accompanied by live music with traditional Oktoberfest vibes.

What happened in Taiwan last week? According to a survey released by the Ministry of Labor, the number of positions available in the job market is expected to rise by 36,400 from October to December compared to the third quarter.

For more news on Taiwan, please check the news section of our InfoBrief.

I wish you a pleasant day.
Axel Limberg
Delegate and Chief Representative of German Industry & Commerce in Taiwan
Executive Director of the German Trade Office Taipei

Premium Partner 2019

Top News

Smart Connection to Taoyuan, Taiwan Business Seminar

On Tuesday, September 3, the Taoyuan city government organized the “Smart Connection to Taoyuan, Taiwan Business Seminar” in cooperation with DEinternational Taiwan Ltd. at the Fullon Hotel Taoyuan.

The seminar featured six Asian companies from Japan and Korea engaged in the IoT, smart healthcare and MedTech industries. More than 60 participants joined the event and engaged in a total of 32 match-making meetings during the event. 

Furthermore, the delegation members visited renowned Taoyuan companies such as Delta, SHL Group and the HuTouShan Innovation Hub.

On October 2, there will be a similar seminar together with the Taoyuan city government, inviting German companies to Taoyuan, Taiwan. Save the day for us!

For more photos of the event, visit the event page on our website.

4th Germany – Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum & 18th Germany Taiwan Joint Business Council

The German Trade Office Taipei invites you to join our 4th Germany – Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum & 18th Germany Taiwan Joint Business Council on September 13th in Stuttgart, Germany.

Event Details:
Date: Friday, September 13, 09:00 - 13:30 (Registration from 08:30 - 09:00)
Location: Bertha-Benz-Saal, Haus der Wirtschaft
Address: Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019

Smart Machinery Solutions have become the key success factor in today’s modern manufacturing and will be crucial for the factory of tomorrow. Industry 4.0 is thus an exciting but also challenging issue for both Europe and Asia. With Germany and Taiwan both sharing an innovative spirit, an export-driven economy, and a strong precision machinery sector, similarities can effortlessly result in bilateral cooperation and pave the way to world class Industry 4.0 solutions.

With the German-Taiwanese Smart Machinery Forum and the German-Taiwanese Joint Business Council  we provide opportunities for firms to learn more about topics such as 5G, AI and Robotic Research, Smart Manufacturing Integration.

If you are interested and would like to participate in the event in Germany, please
click here.

German-Taiwanese Offshore Wind Conference

The German Trade Office Taipei invites you to join the German-Taiwanese Offshore Wind Conference at the Sherwood Hotel, 3F. Ballroom in Taipei on the 24th of September 2019 from 9:00 -15:00.

As part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, the German Trade Office Taipei is organizing a delegation visit of five German companies active in the field of Offshore Wind to Taiwan from September 23rd - 26th 2019. The delegation visit will kick-off with a conference during which the German companies exclusively will showcase their solutions and products in the field of offshore wind energy.

Among others, speakers at the conference include:

  • Mr. Cheng-Wei Yu, Director General, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
  • Dr.-Ing. Lorenz Müller, Head Of Regulatory Affairs, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • Mr. Alexander Ohff, Executive Vice President Asia-Pacific, World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO)
  • Mr. Chung-Hsien Chen, Director, Energy Technology Division, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs
For the detailed program as well as information on the participating companies and registration for the event, please click here.

Event Calendar                

Economic Factsheet 

Upcoming Events

13.09.2019 | Forum and Networking Event
4th Germany – Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum & 18th Germany Taiwan Joint Business Council

19.09.2019 | Workshop
GDPR and PDPA-compliance: What You Need to Know
20.09.2019 | Seminar
GTO Wine-Tasting
23.09.2019 - 27.09.2019 | Delegation Trip
German Energy Solutions Initiative: Offshore Wind Energy Delegation to Taiwan
24.09.2019 | Conference
German-Taiwanese Offshore Wind Conference
01.10.2019 - 04.10.2019 | Trade Mission
Trade Mission to Taoyuan, Taiwan: Germany-Based Companies
04.10.2019 | Social Event
2019 GTO German Business Day X Regent Taipei Oktoberfest

TrainingProgramme Taiwan 2019

18.10.2019 | Training Programme
Strategic BOOTCAMP Masterclass “How to Successfully Globalise“

25.10.2019 | Training Programme
EQ in Communications

22.11.2019 | Training Programme
Global Leadership & Talent Development

All Events

GTO News

GTO German Business Day X Regent Taipei Oktoberfest

The German Trade Office Taipei invites you to celebrate the 4th GTO German Business Day on October 4, 2019 at the Regent Taipei with us!

The event will offer you:
  • All you can drink German beer and soft drinks (Erdinger Weissbier and Erdinger Dunkel)
  • Authentic German food (Homemade bread, quinoa salad, German cold cuts and cheese, sauerkraut, roasted pork and more)
  • A traditional German band performance: Bavarian Show Express
  • A night of laughter, music, lots of fun and authentic German cuisine!
All these features and the authentic atmosphere will make you feel like you are part of the original Oktoberfest in Munich!

For more information on sponsorship packages, tickets, and pricing, please visit the eventpage on our website.

This year's Platinum Sponsors for the event are Merck and Allianz while our Golden Sponsors are EnBW Asia Pacific, TRUMPF and Häfele. Other sponsors: Messe Frankfurt.

GDPR and PDPA-compliance: What You Need to Know

The German Trade Office Taipei would like to invite you to join our workshop on GDPR and PDPA-compliance together with our partner KPMG.

Event Details:
Date: 19/09/2019 | 13:30 - 17:00
Location: German Trade Office Taipei

More than one year has passed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation has been enacted. However, according to a survey conducted by the European Business Awards, a lot of businesses, including around 30% of European businesses are not yet compliant. Lesser known yet highly relevant for business in Taiwan is the Taiwan Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The PDPA applies to all companies, individuals and public organizations doing business in Taiwan.

The German Trade Office is proud to work with our partner KPMG to provide a workshop to discuss implications of the GDPR and the PDPA as well as the necessary steps businesses can take to ensure compliance with the regulations.

If you are interested and would like to participate in the workshop, please
click here.

GTO Wine-Tasting

Excited to try some new wines and learn how to make accurate statements about different tastes?

The German Trade Office Taipei is excited to work with our partners Art Of Wine (AOW) and Deutscher Weinkeller to host our first GTO wine-tasting. Join us at the German Trade Office for a Friday night of  guided tasting of seven excellent German wines ranging from floral dry Rieslings to cherry oak Pinot Noirs.

AOW Co., Ltd is a wine and spirit consulting company and education centre based in Taiwan. As one of the market leaders, we grew up with the rise of the wine and spirit market in Asia by accumulating experiences in the areas of education, consulting, trade events and culture activities. AOW gains respect and trust from customers through a solid and deep knowledge about the industry. Also, team up with enthusiastic and dedicated professionals to promote the wine and spirit culture in Taiwan and Asia.

For more information regarding this event, please visit the eventpage on our website.

Office in Office

DEinternational Taiwan Ltd. provides a professional working environment to suit your business! Flexible terms depending on your current needs and future requirements!
Our office in Taipei is located right next to Taiwan's most famous landmark, the Taipei 101. The nearest subway station is Taipei 101 / World Trade Center (Exit 1), which can be reached by the Red Line. Distance to the International Airport: 30-45min taxi, metro about 75min.

For further information please contact Ms. Kelly Peng.

Trade Fair News

IFA Berlin 2019

The worldwide leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliance, IFA Berlin, has opened on 6th September! The show will last for six days and feature a variety of different focus topics.

This year, IFA has overall more than 1,900 exhibitors, and it is estimated to have more than 250,000 visitors throughout the whole event. Among the exhibitors, there are more than 30 Taiwanese exhibitors who showcase their products at IFA. The German Trade Office Taipei is the official representative of IFA, Messe Berlin.

For more information on the event, click here.

German Trade Fair Industry - Review 2018

The annual German Trade Fair Industry - Review 2018, published by AUMA - Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, is now available in English! The 88 pages long document offers insights on various trade fairs and exhibitions and a general overview German industry's participation in trade fairs and the work carried out by AUMA as the association representing the trade fair industry.

The review features the following key topics:
  • Outlook
  • Exhibitions in Germany
  • Lobbying and legal affairs
  • Institute of the German Trade Fair Industry
  • Exhibitions abroad
  • Marketing, AUMA media and events
  • Key figures 2018
For more information and the gratis download link, click here.

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