Sustainable Development of the ICT Industry through the EBRD Business Matching Trip to Taiwan
Invited by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 18 delegates representing ICT executives and managers from 12 EBRD countries are visiting Taiwan during Computex, running from Monday May 30th to Friday June 3rd. The trip will allow participants from EBRD countries the opportunity to gain insight and establish relationships with leading Taiwanese companies for future business opportunities.
Mr. Walter Yeh, the Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), presided over the opening ceremony this morning and gave his support by saying, “Reflecting on Taiwan’s world-leading achievements in the ICT industry, we love sharing our great experience and know-how with the world and I believe the results will be beneficial to all participants. “
Dr. Sam Shen, a Senior Research Director at the Institute for Information Industry (III), and Mr. Stephen Su, the General Director at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), both gave lectures to the delegation, presenting on the development of Taiwan’s ICT industry and trends, specifically highlighting the ICT industry’s move from traditional PCs towards the Internet of Things solutions.
Following the opening day, the EBRD group will visit Computex, attend one-on-one meetings and visit businesses, such as Advantech, Mitac, FarEasTone, SECOM, BenQ, Transcend, ACTI, and Edgecore to name a few. These visits will give the EBRD group the chance to see the latest IoT applications and develop future business opportunities.
The EBRD, established in 1991, invests in countries as far apart as Morocco and Mongolia, to Estonia and Egypt, supporting the development of the private sector and market oriented economies. The EBRD combines investments with cooperation through technical support and dialogues on policy. The bank is the biggest institutional investor in many of its countries of operations and is at the forefront in combatting climate change through its funding.
The ICT sector is playing an increasingly important role in the economic growth of the EBRD’s countries of operations. Over the recent years, most EBRD countries have made progress in developing their infrastructure that supports information technology and developing relevant legislation. Further development of ICT is essential to support economic diversification, innovation and access to international markets. Through organizing the business-matching event that connects participants to Taiwan’s ICT solution providers, the bank is promoting the sustainable growth of small companies and new entrants to the market that are a source of innovation and competition.
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