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Summary of 2013 Major Events

Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government
Summary of 2013 Major Events

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1.1.2013

The “Taipei Cloud Computing Industrial Park & parking lot BOT project” policy was announced (announcement period: 17th December 2012 to 4th March 2013).

1.1.2013~
12.31.2013

Implemented 2013 “Operator’s inspection of trading and breeding illegal pets”.

1.4.2013~
10.31.2013

Taipei Animal Shelter organized “2013 Taipei City happy dogs and cats VIP adoption event.” 105 sessions were held, 819 dogs and cats were adopted.

1.9.2013~
12.31.2013

2013 “three-in-one pet registration, rabies vaccination and dog/cat sterilization inspection operation” was implemented.

1.22.2013

Organized “Cloud Taipei Forum”.

1.23.2013 ~
2.19 2013

Organized “2013 Enjoy a Happy New Year in Taipei” in 10 business districts including Dihua Street, and called on seven department stores, three hypermarkets, and nine traditional markets to launch Taipei New Year shopping month. More than 3.32 million people went shopping, creating an output value of about NT$ 3.2 billion.

1.28 2013~
2.1 2013

Organized Daikon Island Peony Exhibition, Matsue, Japan at Shen Baozhen Hall, Taipei City Government.

2.6.2013

Taipei Expo Park “Taipei Robot Pavilion” opened.

2.21.2013 ~
4.28.2013

During the Taipei Lantern Festival, Taipei Expo Park collaborated with an artist for the first time in organizing “Hung Yi Animal Party Exhibition.” Aside from the crowds visiting the Lantern Festival, the number of visitors exceeded 50,000 people.

3.13.2013 ~
4.14.2013

Organized “2013 Taipei City Traditional Market Festival” event, which attracted about 45,000 visitors.

3.15.2013 ~
4.15.2013

Executed “Taipei City scheme of subsidizing industrial and commercial organizations to participate in international exhibitions”, which subsidized industrial and commercial organizations the cost of being overseas exhibitors. The first phase of application ended on 15th April.

3.22.2013 ~
4.28.2013

Organized Zhuzihu Calla Lily Festival.

3.28.2013

Held an R&D results press conference-cum-display presentation for “Assisting SMEs to apply for central resources and organizing promotional programs for local industry innovation and R&D in Taipei City (local type SBIR)”. The 2013 scheme was launched on the same day.

3.30.2013~
12.31.2013

Farmers’ Market at Taipei Expo Park set up cross-counties and cities agricultural products exhibition and sales platform, which supplied domestic high-quality agricultural products to the public.

4.4.2013 ~
4.15.2013

Organized “2013 Taiwan Business Alliance and Recruitment Mission - went to Chicago and Silicon Valley.”

4.23.2013

Organized a press conference for launching the “Taipei green industry promotional scheme”, which assisted firms in producing or selling products and services that meet green specifications. Applications end on 31st May.

4.26.2013

Organized a press conference for the launch of 2013 “Taipei City creativity-cum-design industry development scheme”, enhancing the development momentum of the design industry and accumulating Taipei City’s energy to move towards being a World Design Capital. Additionally, the “2013 Taipei International Design Award” began accepting entries until 31st July.

5.4.2013~
5.5.2013

Organized the event, “A tribute to urban and rural areas-Taipei Carnival”.

5.9.2013~
7.22.2013

Organized the event, “2013 Taipei night market sumptuous meal”, which included 1,157 street vendor stalls and approximately 20,000 consumers.

5.21.2013

“Taipei Entrepreneurial Service Office” of the Taipei City Office of Commerce was officially opened. It offers people who intend to establish a business in Taipei City a comprehensive entrepreneurial consulting service, and the selection of entrepreneurial consultants also provide free individual counseling to solve the public's entrepreneurial problems.

6.1.2013

Taipei Collectible Botanical Garden of Taipei Expo Park (a new generation of Pavilion of Future) opened.

6.8.2013~
7.31.2013

Organized the event, “promotion of energy saving products - appointed merchants promotional tour”.

6.17.2013

The Market Administration Office of Taipei City promoted “converting the second floor of Shuanglian market into an International Youth Hostel”. The charter ceremony was held on June 17. CU Hotel officially became a member of YH and Taiwan's first success story for transforming a market into a City Hostel.

6.18.2013

Publicly announced the preliminary inspection results of “Taipei City cloud industrial park & parking lot BOT project”. Announced the winning company in the preliminary inspection stage by “Taipei Cloud Application Services Alliance”.

7.1.2013

In response to the wildlife rabies outbreak in 2013, the Animal Protection Office of Taipei City strengthened its contingency on the prevention of an animal rabies epidemic. It strengthened wildlife animal monitoring and vaccination of domestic dogs and cats, advocated the principle of “two no one yes” and promoted the “yellow collar epidemic prevention project” until the end of October.

7.2.2013~
7.5.2013

Organized “Taipei City economic and trade delegation – visited Shanghai in mainland China to solicit business”.

7.6.2013

Organized “2013 Taipei City dog-friendly hiking day.”

8.1.2013~
9.15.2013

Integrated more than 20 business districts, 2,889 appointed stores, 9 department stores, and 3 hypermarkets, and organized the “2013 Taipei Shopping Festival.” Jointly launched shopping discounts, attracting a total of over 120,000 people, creating a total output value of NT$ 1 billion.

8.1.2013

Taipei Expo Park's “Action @ Pavilion of Dreams” opened.

9.8.2013

Held “Fashion in Taipei - cutting-edge and potential designers dynamic show-cum-award ceremony” at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

9.9.2013~
9.13.2013

Organized “Taipei economic and trade delegation - visited Tokyo and Osaka to solicit business”.

9.14.2013~
9.15.2013

Organized the event, “2013 Taipei Culinary Exhibition” at Yuanshan Expo Dome. About 50,000 people participated.

9.23.2013

Organized “2013 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Competition Awards Ceremony and Entrepreneurial Experience Sharing Sessions” in Minsheng Science & Technology service building.

10.8.2013

Organized Opening Reception of “Taipei Co-Space”.

10.15.2013

Held 2013 “Taipei International Design Forum” at Taipei Expo Park Complex.

10.23.2013~
10.26.2013

Organized “Taipei Economic and Trade Delegation – visited Wuhan in mainland China to solicit business.”

10.23.2013~
10.30.2013

Organized exhibition of achievements of stationed teams in “Taipei Co-Space”.

10.26.2013~
10.27.2013

“The 4th Asian Bird Watching Fair and 15th Taipei International Bird Watching Fair” organized by the Wild Bird Society of Taipei and co-organized by Taipei City Animal Protection Office. The theme of the fair was “the amazing journey of migratory birds.” Approximately 8,244 people attended.

10.30.2013

Organized “2013 Taipei International Design Award” ceremony at Taipei Expo Park Complex. 60 finalists’ and the winning entries were also exhibited at the venue.

10.31.2013

Organized “2013 energy-saving products promotion and merit units’ recognition convention”.

11.1.2013~
3.31.2014

Taipei Expo Park “2013 outdoor landscape design contest”.

11.2.2013

Million Flowers Festival opening ceremony. First ever Million Flowers Festival held in Taipei Expo Park, during which 2013 International Flower Design Award – Fragrant Love, was exhibited from 2nd November to 10th November. Number of visitors reached 71,458; contestants included 29 domestic contestants and 15 foreign contestants who came from 11 countries and regions. There were a total of 44 contestants.

11.9.2013~
11.10.2013

Held the event, “2013 Taipei International Beef Noodles Festival - Nine Cattle Galloping; Nationwide Noodle Party & Carnival”, in the gallery of Yuanshan Plaza in Taipei Expo Park.

11.15.2013

Organized the “Awards Ceremony of the 2013 Taipei International Digital Content Design Competition and Business Opportunities Matchmaking Event”.

12.7.2013~
12.8.2013

“2013 Taipei Huajiang Season of Wild Anatidae” organized by Hua-Jiang Community Development Association and the Wild Bird Society of Taipei. Co-organized by Taipei City Animal Protection Office.

12.14.2013

Organized “Animal Adoption Gratitude Christmas Carnival” at Taipei City Animal shelter.