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The Taipei Computer Association and the Foundation for Commerce and Culture Interchange Jointly Host the 2019 Singapore-Taiwan Cooperation Forum in Taipei

Source:Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Revise Date:2019-07-09

VIP remarks delivered by Dr. Guann Jyh Lee, Deputy Director General of the BOFT


The 2019 Singapore-Taiwan Cooperation Forum was jointly hosted by the Taipei Computer Association and the Foundation for Commerce and Culture Interchange at the Taipei International Convention Center on May 29, 2019.  This forum featured speakers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan with the aim of helping Taiwanese enterprises gain more insights about developments in the smart industry in Singapore and other ASEAN countries as well as explore prospective business opportunities. More than 100 participants attended this forum, which included the following highlights:


  1. Dr. Tan Khee Giap, co-director of Asia Competitiveness Institute of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, delivered a speech titled “ASEAN Smart Cities Network, Digital Economies, Urbanization and Cooperation”. He mentioned that governments should support the development of digital capabilities, such as data analytics, and help enterprises adopt digital technologies.

  2. Vice President and General Director Mr. Stephen Su of the Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center of ITRI explained the technological developments of Taiwan’s smart industries, including the high-tech industry cluster, Taiwan’s ICT strengths, internal and external challenges, as well as the institute’s projects in the Philippines and Laos.

  3. Chief Operating Officer Mr. Allen Chan of vCargo Cloud Pte Ltd. in Singapore spoke about cross-border smart logistics and solutions. While indicating that global trade had grown remarkably during the last century, he stated that applying smart solutions could help facilitate customs clearance and increase the efficiency of trade procedures.

  4. Director of Business Development at the Smart Systems Institute of the National University of Singapore, Mr. Tan Cheng Kian, gave a speech titled “Singapore Startups Development towards Smart++Era” in which he introduced the Smart Nation Singapore policy and highlighted several of its notable programs.

  5. Vice President Mr. Gopi Ganesalingam of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation talked about the technological developments of Malaysia and explained the business and technology ecosystem of the city Cyberjaya.

  6. Ms. Kasama Kongsmak, executive vice president and director of the Digital Intelligence Strategy and Policy Department of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency, introduced the Smart City Master Plan and Road Map of Thailand. She also shared upcoming ASCN events in Thailand, including a workshop in June and a conference and exhibition in August.

  7. Secretary General Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thu Giang of the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association explained the background and vision of the Vietnam Smart City Master Plan. She also talked about opportunities for cooperation in the training of new technology and smart cities.

  8. Finally, a panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Guann Jyh Lee, deputy director general of the BOFT, which focused on the direction and opportunities for Taiwan, Singapore and ASEAN member states to cooperate toward a smart future. The panelists particularly mentioned that Taiwan has an abundance of excellent talents and expressed the hope that there would be more exchanges of talents in the future.




Published Date:2019-06-10