Launch of the 2021 Position Papers

11 November, 2020

The ECCT’s 2021 Position Papers were officially released at a Premium Event lunch.

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A copy of the annual publication was officially handed over by ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo to the Taiwan government, represented by Dr Kung Ming-hsin, Minister of the National Development Council (NDC). The event was attended by around 100 guests, including board directors, committee chairpersons, European trade office representatives and other ECCT members. A summary of the main theme and overview were presented at the event by the chairman. Following the lunch, the papers were released to the media at a press conference, which was attended by journalists from print, television and online media groups.


The theme of this year’s paper is “Boosting Brand Taiwan - Enhancing Innovation in Adverse Times”. The papers offer recommendations on 170 issues raised by 25 ECCT committees on how to boost Brand Taiwan, 104 issues that were unresolved from previous years and 66 new issues.

In his presentation to members at the launch and his introduction to the papers to journalists at the press conference, the ECCT chairman explained that the central thrust of the theme was that Taiwan has a unique opportunity to capitalise and build on its strengths to enhance the image and attractiveness of “Brand Taiwan” as a way to attract investors and talent. Chairman Izzo went on to give a summary of the overview of the papers. Following his presentation, the chairman invited Minister Kung on stage to receive a copy of the papers. Minister Kung went on to make some remarks and answer a few questions from ECCT members.

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