2023 ECCT Europe-Taiwan Telecom Forum

27 October, 2023

The ECCT’s biannual 2023 Europe-Taiwan Telecom Forum was hosted for the seventh time in Taipei. Arranged by the ECCT’s Telecom, Media and Content committee, the half-day event brought together telecom and technology industry experts, senior regulatory officials and executives from companies operating in all sectors of the telecom industry and supply chain, including Taiwan’s major telecom operators and equipment suppliers from Taiwan and Europe. The theme of this year’s forum was “How telecoms are driving sustainability, digitalisation, AI and industry innovation”. At the event opening remarks were made by guests of honour. This was followed by presentations in three sessions, lunch and a Q&A session. Read the full event report. See photos on Facebook


Opening remarks were made by guests of honour Dr Kung Ming-Hsin (龔明鑫 主委), Minister of the National Development Council (NDC); Lauri Raunio, (羅瑞 代表), Representative from the Finland Trade Centre in Taiwan; Anders Wollter (歐瑞思 代表), Representative of Business Sweden, The Swedish Trade & Invest Council; Emile MP Chang (張銘斌 司長), Director-General of the Department of Investment Promotion under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo.

Presentations were given by Dr Chen Yaw-shyang (陳耀祥 主委), Chairperson of the National Communications Commission (NCC); Ethan Tu (杜奕瑾 創辦人), Founder of Taiwan AI Labs; Dr Lee Chung-hsi (李崇僖 副院長), Vice Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of Taipei Medical University; Teng Wei-chung (鄧惟中 教授), Chief Talent and Information Officer of the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency & Vice Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Taiwan Tech; Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan and Alix Jagueneau, Head External Affairs at GSMA.


Over lunch, a presentation was given by Yeh Ning (葉寧 常務次長), Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Digital Affairs (MODA).


The event concluded with a panel discussion moderated by David Chou (周大企), Co-chair of the ECCT’s Telecom, Media & Content committee featuring one speaker from the morning session, Dr Lee Chung-hsi, who was joined by Chen Chung-Shu (陳崇樹 委員), Commissioner of the NCC and Lin Jiunn-shiow (林俊秀 副署長), Deputy Director-General of MODA’s Administration for Digital Industries. 

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