Eswatini and Taiwan Online Business Matchmaking Session

2021-07-01 15:00 2021-07-01 18:00
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Time

2021/07/01(Thu) 15:00 ~ 18:15

Venue

Online

Mode

Full English

Africa has a population of 1.3 billion and a total GDP of US$2.3 trillion. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Africa's overall GDP will grow to US$6.7 trillion in 2030. This continent has become the rising star of the global economy.

Digital trade in Africa is booming. According to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global online shoppers have grown at an average rate of 12% since 2014; in Africa this rate is 21% per year. McKinsey research shows that in 2017, Africa’s annual e-commerce output value was about US$16.5 billion, and it is expected to grow to US$75 billion in 2025.

In order to strengthen the continent’s regional economy and promote the development of digital trade, the African Union (AU) has set up 4 e-commerce regional offices in the east, west, south and north of Africa. In 2019, Eswatini was selected as the main location of Southern Africa’s e-commerce regional office tasked with the promotion and development of plans related to regional information and communications. The R.O.C. enjoys diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly called Swaziland. The two sides signed the Taiwan-Eswatini Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) in 2018 to deepen bilateral economic and trade relations.

In order to promote exchanges and strengthen cooperation in the telecommunications industry, the two sides will hold the "Taiwan-Eswatini ICT Industry Online Matchmaking" this year. Ten Eswatini companies have been invited to participate in the conference that will discuss issues such as software and hardware integration, security monitoring, and communications systems. The Eswatini companies will hold online discussions with their Taiwanese counterparts and jointly strive to create opportunities for growth for the African telecommunications industry. Manufacturers who are interested in the African market are welcome to sign up for this event!


Speakers

Mr. KJ Liu
TSSA Chairperson of Overseas Promotion SIG
Vice President of ASKEY Computer
Ms. Cynthia Kiang
Department of International Cooperation, MOEA
Director General
Mr. Sibani Mngomezulu
EIPA
CEO

Agenda


15:00 - 15:05

Opening Remarks

Speaker

Mr. KJ Liu
TSSA Chairperson of Overseas Promotion SIG, Vice President of ASKEY Computer


15:05 - 15:15

Guests Remarks

Speaker

Ms. Cynthia Kiang
Director General of Department of International Cooperation, MOEA

Mr. Sibani Mngomezulu
CEO of EIPA


15:15 - 15:25

Case studies : Askey Smart City Smart Transportation Solution

Speaker

Mr. KJ Liu
TSSA Chairperson of Overseas Promotion SIG, Vice President of ASKEY Computer


15:25 - 15:35

Presentation by Eswatini

Speaker

TBD


15:35 - 15:45

Q&A


15:45 - 18:15

Matchmaking

Speaker

Participants will be divided into separate breakout rooms based on matchmaking schedule

ORGANIZERS

Organizers

Department of International Cooperation, MOEA

Executive Unit

Taipei Computer Association

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