"Smart City” is more than just a popular buzzword. Smart City concepts bear the promise to use modern technologies to make city life more efficient, convenient, safe as well as reduce traffic jams and air pollution.
So, it comes to no surprise that the Taiwanese government is placing great emphasis upon the issue. Taiwan already plans to create an ecosystem for smart innovations by investing close to US$ 58 billion until 2024 calling it the forward-looking infrastructure development plan. Likewise, North Rhine Westphalia government recently confirmed the budget for 2019 which includes 82 Million Euros for energy efficiency and mobility. Moreover, 47 Million Euros are allocated to help develop the modern broadband network.
In order to explore the cooperation potential between Taiwan and Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Invest, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and the German Trade Office Taipei are hosting a seminar on March 28th, 2019 which will focus on the topic of “Smart City Projects in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Taiwan–Taiwan-Germany Business Seminar on Urban Digitization and Business Opportunities”. The event is supported by the Department of Information Technology of the Taipei City Government, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office and the Taiwan Telematics Industry Association. Representatives and experts from the industry and the region will share their experience during the seminar regarding current trends and projects in Smart City in NRW and shed light on the business opportunities for Taiwanese companies in NRW.
The event will be concluded with a networking dinner, which all participants are invited to join! A shuttle bus will be provided for attendees of the Smart City Summit & Expo, departing at Nangang Exhibition Center at 14:00. If you would like to use the shuttle, please make a note in the online registration.
Venue: The Sherwood Taipei
Time: March 28th, 2019
|15:00-15:05||DEinternational Taiwan Ltd.|
Leonie Yang, General Manager
|15:05-15:10||Telematics Industry Association|
Paul Chou, General Secretary
Smart City Projects in NRW
|15:10-15:30||Smart City Projects in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)|
Liony Bauer, Project Manager Greater China, NRW.INVEST GmbH
|15:30-15:50||Accelerating Smart Cities Globally: The #1 Smart City Solution Network|
Thomas Müller, Co-Founder, bee smart city GmbH
|15:50-16:10||Eco-friendly, custom-tailored mobility services made in NRW |
Philip Haverkamp, Head of Business Development, Digital Mobility Solutions GmbH
|16:10-16:30||Disruptive smart water technologies -made in NRW |
Daniel Hill, Strategic Development Director Water Technologies, Trugge Holding
Business Opportunities for Taiwanese Companies in NRW
|16:50-17:10||North Rhine-Westphalia: The most popular location for Taiwanese Investments in Germany|
Jun Xu, Executive Chief Representative, NRW.INVEST China/Nanjing
|17:20-17:50||Tax and Legal Aspects for Setting Up a Business in Germany|
Mr. Sen Gao, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
|17:50-18:00||Q&A Session and Closing Remarks|
|18:00||Free Networking Dinner|