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Newsletter | 23/09/2019
Events | GTO News | Taiwan News


Dear Subscriber,

first of all, after successfully conducting our “4th Germany – Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum & 18th Germany Taiwan Joint Business Council” with over 100 participants from Germany and Taiwan in Stuttgart on September 13, I would like to cordially thank all speakers and companies for their tremendous support and commitment to this very important bilateral event. The presentations given by representatives from Bosch Rexroth, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, SAP, Schunk, Siemens and TRUMPF delivered great insides about “industry 4.0” based solutions.

Last Friday, together with our partner AOW, we hosted our very first GTO wine-tasting. It was a fantastic event during which 20 participants could taste seven excellent German wines ranging from floral dry Rieslings to cherry oak Pinot Noirs under the instruction of international wine judge and WSET-tutor Sherry Weng. We hereby would also like to thank our sponsor Forimex Deutscher Weinkeller for their great support.

This week, as part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), we will welcome a delegation of five renowned German companies active in the field of offshore wind to Taiwan. During our “German-Taiwanese Offshore Wind Conference” at the Sherwood Taipei, participants will learn about the latest technologies and products in the offshore wind energy sector. In the following few days, the companies will then have B2B meetings with various Taiwanese companies to build up new business relations and to enter the Taiwanese market in the long run.

What happened in Taiwan last week? According to the Allianz Group’s global wealth report published last week, with net financial assets in Taiwan rising 8.4 percent annually to 97,850€ per capita last year, Taiwan overtook Japan for the first time and was the second richest in Asia only trailing Singapore. Worldwide, Taiwan was ranked number four, with number one being the United States followed by Switzerland.

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

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

On September 13th, the German Trade Office Taipei, the Smart Machinery Promotion Office, the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association as well as the Taiwan Committee of German Business jointly organized the 4th Germany-Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum & 18th Germany -Taiwan Joint Business Council in Stuttgart, Germany. The event was co-organized by the Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robotics Association (TAIROA), Taiwan Machine Tool and Accessories Builders’ Association (TMBA), Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) and Baden-Württemberg International. The Taiwanese Industrial Development Bureau as well as the Bureau of Foreign Trade acted as advisers to the forum. The event was visited by over 100 representatives of the German and Taiwanese machine tool industry as well as government officials and research organizations.

The forum focused on introducing smart manufacturing development trends and integration, such as the introduction of future factories and 5G as well as latest artificial intelligence and robotic research developments. These topics were introduced by the following speakers of German and Taiwanese leading machine tool manufacturers and smart manufacturing researchers:

  • Mr. Thomas Fechner, Senior Vice President, New Business and Engineering Coordination, Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • Dr. Wei-Han Wang, Business Director, Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Mr. Jimmy Chu, Chairman, Fair Friend Group
  • Mr. Marc Konrad, Head of Business Unit Motion Control, Siemens AG
  • Mr. Clement Lin, Chairman of Nexcom International Co. Ltd
  • Mr. Klaus Loeffler, Managing Director, TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH
  • Mr. Harald Dickertmann, Executive Vice President Sales, Schunk
  • Mr. Nils Herzberg, Senior Vice President, Global Head – Strategic Partnerships, SAP SE
For a detailed report on the whole event, please click here

Event Calendar                

Economic Factsheet 

Upcoming Events

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
02.10.2019 | Seminar
Smart Connection to Taoyuan, Taiwan Business Seminar and Matchmaking
04.10.2019 | Social Event
2019 GTO German Business Day X Regent Taipei Oktoberfest

25.10.2019 | Workshop
GDPR and PDPA-compliance: What You Need to Know

TrainingProgramme Taiwan 2019
22.11.2019 | Training Programme
Global Leadership & Talent Development

All Events

GTO News

GTO Wine-Tasting

Last Friday, September 20th, the first GTO Wine-Tasting took place. The 20 participants who braced the rain to come to the German Trade Office were rewarded with International Wine Judge and WSET-Tutor Sherry Weng’s explanation of the wine regions and grape varieties that give German wine its exceptional character. Of course, the participants also had plenty of opportunity to affirm their appreciation of German wines with their own palates, thanks to our sponsor, Forimex Deutscher Weinkeller. We also thank our partner, AOW, and all participants for a successful event!

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: 25/10/2019 | 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.

Smart Connection to Taoyuan, Taiwan Business Seminar and Matchmaking

Taoyuan City is looking forward to embracing the development of innovative technologies and applications. To strengthen the businesses between Taiwan and Germany, the Taoyuan City Government hosts the Smart Connection to Taoyuan, Taiwan Business Seminar and Matchmaking on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The event will be held at the Fullon Hotel Taoyuan with DEinternational Taiwan Ltd. organizing the event as the implementer.

So far, seven German companies from various industries have been confirmed to introduce their products and services to the audience – likely with more to follow! Since these German companies are also looking for potential business partners, we offer individual B2B meetings.

For more details regarding the participating German companies and agenda as well as how to sign up for the event, please click here.

GTO German Business Day X Regent Taipei Oktoberfest

We are delighted by the overwhelming interest in our 4th GTO German Business Day on October 4, 2019 at the Regent Taipei. Sadly, we have to announce that the event is already sold out. Nonetheless, there will definitely be other opportunities to experience similar events in the future!

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 the event, please visit our website.

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

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