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Taiwan Business Day 2017 in Utrecht #TBD17

14 Sep 2017 @ 12:30 - 18:00 UTC+1

Design eHealthy & Fashionable living with Taiwanese partners

Do you own or manage a creative or innovative start-up/scale-up or SME, and are you considering opportunities abroad? Meet your potential business partners and support organizations for the Far East – during an intensive afternoon seminar.

Why Taiwan? 

Taiwan is world leader in many innovative technologies and its companies continue to stay on top of new developments. Taiwan and The Netherlands have a lot in common, with a long trading history going back over 400 years.  Both are internationally renowned as trading nations and the business gateway to their regions. Taiwan is on the 11th place of the global ‘ease of doing business list’ of the Worldbank. Taiwan is also growing as a soft-landing hub to access markets like Japan and China.


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Taiwan Business Day 2017 is organised together with EBU. The main objective of #TBD17 is for you to meet Taiwanese organizations, entrepreneurs and support organisations and learn how Taiwan can become crucial for your success. The program includes a seminar to help you understand the Taiwanese opportunities and help you with your business expansion strategy. Taiwan Business Day ends with a networking event to expand your international business network.

12:30 Welcoming drinks & registration

13:00 Opening & Welcome + Visiting Demos by Dutch and Taiwanese companies

13:05 Seminar ‘Understanding global opportunities between Netherlands and Taiwan’

  • Doing business with Taiwan by Michael Hsiao (Taiwan Trade Center Rotterdam Director)
  • ‘How to get a feel for opportunities in Taiwan’ by Baerte de Brey (ElaadNL/Stedin)
  • Design and the Real Value of Products by Annemarie van Hoof (4-Options Studio)
  • Business angels investing in a cross border perspective challenges and potential for Asian and EU cooperation by Tonnie Coenen (Business Angels Europe)
  • Presentation European Taiwan Chamber of Commerce ( ETCC), Taiwanese Business Association in the Netherlands (TBA)
  • Presentation Taiwanese company successful in Netherlands
  • Presentation Dutch Scale-Up with Asia ambition
  • Q&A on ‘How to use Taiwan to globally expand’

15:00 Tea Break + Visiting Demos by Dutch and Taiwanese companies

15:20 Seminar ‘Profit from bridging the strengths of regions’

  1. Financing of start ups and Cultural aspects of doing business in the Netherlands, by Pieter Leyssius, Director Companies, Rabobank Utrecht
  2. Social Innovation in Elderly Care, QOCA pilot Utrecht – Philippe Verstuyft (QOCA pilot team)
  3. Citizens Innovation & Community building; Taiwanese QOCA-pilot in Utrecht Oost, by Anja van der Aa (GezondNL)
  4. Utrecht Softlanding program for innovative solutions to support  independent living, by Jelle van der Weijde MMI, Domain Manager Health, Economic Board Utrecht (EBU)
  5. Taiwan: The best innovation and strategy partner for EU, by Mr. Tom Chou, TRON Representative
  6. Taiwan and Utrecht: reflections on a growing relationship, by Utrecht vice mayor Mr. Jeroen Kreijkamp
  7. Presentation of practical services on offer for Dutch SME’s

16:10 MOU Ceremony: TBA, ETCC Soft-landing support

16:30 Taiwan Explorer Award ceremony, sponsored by China Airlines and EVA Air (see requirements to participate)

16:50 Closing remarks and start networking + Visiting Demos by Dutch and Taiwanese companies

18:30 Taiwan Business Dinner – separate registration at € 35,00 p.p. at Eventbrite

moderator: Pim de Bokx (TGN Chairman)

PARTNERS: We thank the following organizations for their support:

PARKING: Choose P1 or P3 at Jaarbeurs. The event is in Beatrixgebouw (Room 417 Meetup, 4th floor Beatrix Gebouw , Jaarbeursplein 6, 3521AL, Utrecht) of the Jaarbeurs, which is connected to the Central Station. SEE: plattegrond-jaarbeurs-2-beatrixgebouw


TGN – Taiwan Globalization Network
EBU | Economic Board Utrecht


Room 417, Meetup, Beatrix Gebouw
Jaarbeursplein 6
Utrecht, UTRECHT 3521AL Netherlands
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