Mr. Liu Chih-hung, Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs (3rd from left), Elina H.L. Lee, Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (3rd from right) with invited speakers in a group photo.
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) held the "2020 Forum on Global Green Energy – Green Industry Alliance" on October 23, 2020. Experts from the Climate Group, Daiwa Housing, Microsoft Taiwan, IKEA Taiwan and other enterprises were invited to share their views about turning environmental sustainability commitments into practical actions, while affirming Taiwan's efforts toward sustainable development. The seminar also explored opportunities for cooperation with Taiwanese manufacturers in the international green market. In addition, domestic industry representatives, such as Everlight Electronics, URE Corp., and Baker McKenzie Taiwan Division shared success stories about overseas installation of smart street lights and construction of solar power plants, as well as regulations related to green power. More than 150 industry representatives attended the seminar.
In order to help Taiwanese companies expand opportunities for international business during the post-pandemic period, the BOFT looks forward to promoting a series of activities with the "Green Industry Alliance" by providing a platform for green manufacturers to exchange information about international experiences and success stories. Through this platform, they can also access potential partners in domestic upstream, midstream, and downstream supply chain systems, or in different industries, while even seeking potential multinational partners. Consequently, this will enable companies to arrange new opportunities during the post-pandemic period, thereby creating more exciting success stories of cooperation and contributing to a sustainable global environment.
In 2021, the BOFT intends to hold 4 more thematic industry alliances, 3 of which will focus on green energy (energy storage and energy conservation), environmental sustainability (environmental protection facilities and green materials) and low-carbon transportation to strengthen communication and links between upstream and downstream industrial supply chains. Furthermore, the Green Industry Alliance will invite representatives from the aforementioned industries to conduct dialogues and exchanges on topics such as vertical industry chain integration and horizontal cross-industry integration.