JCI visits Taipei Representative Office in EU & Belgium to announce 2012 JCI World Congress for Taipei, Taiwan
Junior Chamber International (JCI) Taipei will host its 2012 World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan
JCI Taiwan together with JCI Taipei and other members of the well respected organization will visit the Taipei Representative Office in the European Union and Belgium during the 2011 JCI World Congress in Belgium to announce that Taipei has won the right to host the 2012 World Congress.
After a 6-year bidding process, JCI Taipei, with the assistance of JCI Taiwan, was announced as the next host this November in Osaka, Japan. Taipei, a capital city, and a leading urban environment, will welcome over 10,000 JCI members from more than 100 nations. Taipei city Mayor, Mr. Lung-pin Hau, says that Taipei city will support JCI Taipei in hosting the World Congress and added that Taipei aims to showcase the city and its thriving arts, business and tourism sectors to the world. Taipei city also offers first class conference, travel and residential facilities - “City Yeast” and aims “to develop international meetings and exhibitions” which will bring more business benefits to Taipei city. On 27 October, Mr. Lung presented a flag to JCI Taipei indicating that it will indeed be the 67th host of the JCI World Congress.
Taipei - the only city to host the JCI World Congress three times
Mr. Neil Yang, chairman of the JCI Taipei Congress organizing committee, says JCI is one of the four largest social societies in the world. JCI Taipei previously hosted the World Congress in 1972 and 1983. Thirty years ago, JCI Taipei displayed its capability to host such an event through group cooperation. In Taiwan, JCI Taipei fosters social and community leadership and has traditionally proved to be a breeding ground for future leaders. Many famous businessmen and politicians are previous members, for example, Mr. Stan Shih, founder of the Acer Group. In preparation for the upcoming World Congress, the President of the Russian Taiwanese Business Association and the former President of JCI Taipei, Mr. Neil Yang, will work together with many past presidents to guide members in contributing resources for what promises to be a well organized congress.
Ex-Prime Minster of Japan, Mr. Aso Taro, plans to attend the 2012 Congress
In September, JCI Taipei joined with the National Convention of JCI Japan in promoting the 2012 World Congress due to be held in Taipei. Ex-Prime Minster of Japan, Mr. Aso Taro, once a member of JCI Japan, was very impressed with Taiwan’s donations following the Tohoku earthquake, and he expressed his deep appreciation to the JCI Taiwan members and indicated his willingness to attend the 2012 Congress.
Our people’s contribution and donation to international disasters has shown that the people of Taiwan are active in the field of civic diplomacy. Japanese people and JCI Japan will in turn encourage JCI members around the world to come to Taipei next year for 2012 JCI World Congress. The event is sure to bring significant benefits for business and will further showcase the cultural and social values of Taipei as an international city of much repute.