Dear valued delegates,
It is an honor to have you join us on this journey.
We sincerely welcome you with open arms for your participation. MEET TAIWAN, as the host of this event, has prepared a rich itinerary, waiting for your arrival. In the next coming days, you will “open” many aspects of Taiwan. Also, you will visit different exhibition venues, and engage with local governments to learn more about emerging attractions and venues in Taiwan.
Through our daily “OPEN” series events, we hope to provide you with a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s transformation in recent years. We are ready to welcome more international business travelers. Let us open our arms and greet every visitor who comes to Taiwan with our renowned warmth and hospitality.
Most importantly, we want you to enjoy this journey. If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know at any time.
Sipping a Welcoming Cup of Tea: Taiwanese High Mountain Tea
Meet up at Taoyuan International Airport Activities will be arranged based on flight schedules.
16:00 Gather at the Grand Hotel Taipei lobby
16:00-16:30 Hotel Guided tour
16:30-18:00【MEET TAIWAN】Tea Salon Activity @ Grand Hotel – Shi Quan Room (Tea ceremony & Change to qipao)
18:30-20:00 Welcome Dinner @ Grand Hotel – Yuan Yuan Restaurant
20:00- Check-in at Hotel.
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Taipei
Located at the right side of the lobby at The Grand Hotel, Yuan Yuan Restaurant serves its customers the authentic Jiangzhe Cuisine, North China snack foods and noodles.Yuan Yuan’s specialties include Xihu Fish in Vinegar Gravy, Wuxi Crispy Eel, Dong Po Pork, Sweet and Sour Squirrel Fish, and Steamed Beef. North Chinese snack foods served here are many customers’ favorite foods such as Lotus Root with Sweet Sauce, Sweet Taro with Gingko, and Madam Chiang’s favorite, Steamed Rice Cake with Red Beans.The dining area is designed with glass curtains wall, allowing guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the Keelung River, the iconic Taipei 101 tower, the enchanting Ferris wheel, and the vibrant Dazhi Bridge.
Taipei – Tainan
When Tea Meets Champagne: Creative Sparkling Drink
07:00-08:00 Hotel Breakfast/Meetup
09:01-10:47 Take Taiwan High-Speed Rail #1307 to THSR Tainan Station
11:00-12:00 Meeting with Tainan City Government
12:00-12:30 Visit International Convention Center Tainan
12:30-14:00 Lunch @ ICC Tainan Roadside banquet
14:00-15:10 One-on-One Meetings
15:40-17:10 Visit the Old Tainan Magistrate Residence
17:30-19:00 Dinner @ Zhu Xin Ju Restaurant
19:30- Check-in at Hotel.
Free time to explore Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park, Shennong Street and other commercial areas
Accommodation: Silks Place Tainan
The premier exhibition venue in southern Taiwan, located in Tainan City. It is a modern, multifunctional complex that encompasses exhibitions, conferences, and performing arts. Whether hosting large-scale exhibitions, business conferences, or cultural and artistic events, the Tainan International Convention and Exhibition Center has gained widespread attention and favor due to its excellent facilities and convenient location.This state-of-the-art exhibition center features spacious indoor exhibition spaces with flexible layouts to accommodate events of various sizes. Whether it’s international trade shows, industry expos, or exhibitions focused on arts, culture, or technology, the Tainan International Convention and Exhibition Center offers ideal venues and support to create a conducive environment for exhibitors and visitors, ensuring a successful showcasing and experience.
Banquet culture is a traditional social activity popular in China and many other Asian countries. It is typically held on special occasions such as weddings, celebrations, festivals, or significant family events. Banquet culture combines social interaction, culinary enjoyment, and traditional values, deeply influencing people’s lifestyles and social customs.Emphasizing the significance of gatherings, banquet culture is not just a way of celebration but also an important means for people to share joy, showcase family prosperity, and maintain relationships. During these occasions, hosts often invite family, friends, and even business partners to participate in these grand feasts. It is also a way for individuals to demonstrate respect and care, especially towards their elders and superiors.
The Old Tainan Magistrate Residence
After the Old Tainan Magistrate Residence was declared a municipal historic site, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City launched a 10-year restoration project, and began outsourcing management in 2010. On October 8, 2011, the Taiwan Artists Ensemble Culture Foundation opened a restaurant and café under the name Magistrate Residence Concert Hall. On February 8, 2015, Koche Development Co., Ltd. opened the 1900 Café, Knowledge Salon, Time of Old Tainan County Magistrate Residence, etc., under the name Magistrate Residence. On October 10, 2020, Antio Design Co., Ltd. will set up exhibitions, lectures, household items, afternoon tea, meals, beverages, etc. under the name Magistrate Residence Living Centre.
Zhu Xin Ju Restaurant
The restaurant is located within a Qing Dynasty-era house built in 1846. The weathered red bricks and historically significant wooden doors immerse visitors in an atmosphere of nostalgia and antiquity. It presents Taiwan’s banquet culture through a set menu, offering a seven-course meal with a soup based on the number of diners. Ingredients are carefully chosen from local and seasonal sources, including Tainan rice, Seven Ghosts milkfish, and locally raised toxin-free chicken. The dishes are savory and fresh. The prices are reasonable, and reservations are required in advance.
Silks Place Tainan
Situated in the Central-West District of Tainan City, and it’s an international business and leisure hotel under the Silks Place Group. Located near the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi and Xiaoximen shopping districts, guests can easily walk to the historical attractions within the city. The hotel boasts a rich historical collection, a cultural atmosphere, and excellent business amenities. It’s also conveniently located within a 30-minute drive from the Tainan High-Speed Rail Station and the Tainan Science Park, making it a convenient choice for both business and leisure travelers.
Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park
Since the disappearance of Blue Print on Hai’an Road, the Blueprint Culture & Creative Park has come to replace it. Located in the Old Judicial Dormitory area, it is a 3D blueprint nighttime art installation with bright lights throwing dazzling white lines on a blue wall, and an old tree lit by a yellow light. Located opposite the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi , the Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park has been a popular spot packed with young people since it opened. The unique little stores inside are well worth a look, and the painted wall and art installations in the public area are also popular photo opportunities in the park, tempting many tourists to linger.
Shennong Street was the entrance to the Tainan Five Channels area important river ports from the Qing Dynasty. Merchants at the time would all enter Tainan through this street, making it the busiest district. However, a century of evolution has transformed the original river port into a city road. While the street was formerly in decline due to being old-fashioned and outdated, it has become a hub of culture creation and art distribution in recent years, and it’s now a mecca for young art enthusiasts in Tainan. The shops on both sides of the street are all packed with various handmade product designs. To preserve their original ideas, many of the shopkeepers prohibit photography, so please be mindful of the shop’s rules. All of the shops on the street are definitely worth a look, so don’t just walk down the street, and be sure to check out every store.
Tainan – Hsinchu
A Sip of Taiwanese Glory: Oriental Beauty Tea
07:30-08:10 Hotel Breakfast/Meetup
09:13-10:23 Take Taiwan High Speed Rail #618 to THSR Hsinchu Station
11:00-12:00 [Theme Story I] A Century-Old Tea Town Meets the “Tea Tiger” (Chiang A-Hsin), the Hakka who Became the Richest Man in Taiwan
• Tea Tasting, Sampling Persimmon Cakes, Guided Tour
12:00-13:15 Lunch @ Bebu Rice Noodles
14:00-15:30 [Theme Story II] Visit Guanxi Formosa Black Tea Factory
• Guided Tour + Tea Tasting Experience
16:30-17:00 Check-in at Hotel
17:10-19:00 Dinner @ Sauté Restaurant
19:30- Enjoy Hotel facilities
Accommodation: Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel
Chiang A-Hsin Mansion
Chiang A-Hsin, courtesy name Mao-Xi (1901-1982), is a descendent of Chiang Shiu-Luan, the head of Jinguangfu Land Reclamation Company. In 1932, he constructed a tea production factory (later renamed Yongguang Co., Ltd.), which cooperated with Japan’s Mitsui Norin and Britain’s Jardine Matheson in producing and exporting black tea. As a romantic who enjoyed innovation, Chiang A-Hsin decided to build a western-style mansion to live in and to use as a reception house for his business. He began the construction in 1946, employing architect Peng Yu-Li for its planning. The craftsman who built it were all hired locally, so this western-style house became a special shared memory for the people of Beipu.Because of the building’s special architectural features, and because of the part it has played in the development of Beipu’s tea industry, the mansion was designated as a county historic monument in 2001. Its restoration was completed in 2018.
Guanxi Formosa Black Tea Factory
Guanxi Tea Factory is renowned for its unwavering commitment to quality and its unique tea-making craftsmanship. They strictly adhere to traditional methods throughout the planting, harvesting, and manufacturing processes while continuously innovating by blending traditional techniques with modern technology to enhance the quality and flavor of their tea leaves. They carefully select tea leaf varieties suitable for high mountain regions and cultivate them in elevated environments. This high-altitude setting, with its distinctive climate and soil, imparts a unique flavor to Guanxi black tea.Furthermore, Guanxi Tea Factory actively participates in promoting Taiwanese black tea culture. They organize tea art events, tea tasting sessions, and more, making more people aware of the charm and history of Taiwanese black tea. Their efforts have not only contributed to the growth of the black tea industry but have also spread Taiwanese tea culture worldwide.
Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel
Located in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, this is a five-star hotel under the internationally renowned Sheraton brand. The hotel offers luxurious accommodations, top-notch dining options, conference and event facilities, and a range of leisure amenities, ensuring high-quality services and a comfortable stay for both business travelers and tourists.For business travelers, the Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel provides multiple meeting venues equipped with modern facilities and high-quality conference equipment, suitable for hosting events of various sizes, including meetings, seminars, and conferences. The hotel’s professional conference team is capable of providing comprehensive support to ensure the smooth execution of conference activities.Furthermore, the Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel offers leisure facilities such as a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and a spa center, allowing guests to relax and unwind during their busy business trips or tourist adventures.
Hsinchu – Taipei
A Refreshing Start: Taiwan High Mountain Oolong
07:30-08:30 Enjoy hotel breakfast
08:30-10:30 Return to Taipei by bus
10:30-11:30 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
12:00-13:30 Lunch @ Din Tai Fung – Taipei 101 Store (xiaolongbao)
14:00-17:15 “Back to the Golden Days” Business Networking Meeting @ Grand Hyatt Taipei – The Residence
17:30-18:30 I-Ride Taipei Flying Theater Experience
18:30-20:30 Farewell Dinner @ Grand Hyatt Taipei – The Peacock
20:30- Check-in at Hotel.
Free Time to Explore Xinyi Commercial District
Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Taipei
Note: The itinerary is subject to change based on actual circumstances.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall-The Changing of the Guard Ceremony
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Changing of the Guard Ceremony is one of the renowned traditional ceremonies in Taipei, Taiwan. Every day, at the top of the hour, this ceremony unfolds on the plaza in front of the memorial hall accompanied by solemn music. Guards dressed in traditional military uniforms perform a rigorous ceremony with strict marching and solemn expressions. They exchange the honor flag, symbolizing the transition of duty. This meticulously rehearsed ceremony attracts many spectators and is a prominent feature of the memorial hall area.
Din Tai Fung
An internationally renowned Taiwanese restaurant brand that specializes in exquisite xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) and Taiwanese cuisine. Founded in Taipei, the restaurant has gained immense popularity among diners for its unique culinary techniques and exceptional ingredient quality, making it one of Taiwan’s most well-known restaurants.One of Din Tai Fung’s most famous dishes is xiaolongbao, a type of dim sum originating from Shanghai, China, known for its flavorful filling and delicate, thin skin. What sets Din Tai Fung’s xiaolongbao apart is its meticulous handcrafting process. Each xiaolongbao is carefully prepared to ensure even distribution of the filling and a thin, crispy skin. The typical xiaolongbao filling includes succulent pork, broth, and seasonings, resulting in a rich and satisfying flavor with every bite.
Grand Hyatt Taipei – The Residence
A five-star international hotel located in the central Xinyi District of Taipei City, renowned for its elegant design, luxurious amenities, and exceptional service. As one of Taipei City’s iconic landmarks, the Taipei Grand Hyatt Hotel is an ideal choice for both business travelers and tourists.The hotel offers a wealth of meeting and event spaces. It features multiple ballrooms, conference rooms, and event venues suitable for hosting a wide range of meetings, seminars, and social gatherings of various sizes. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a professional events team, the hotel ensures the seamless execution of every event.
Taipei I-ride 5D Experience
The I-Ride Flight Theater is a cutting-edge tactile flight theater with mobile seats, a large ball screen, and various effects, such as wind, sound, light, water mist, and scent. It provides a fully immersive experience without the need for VR glasses. Originating from humanity’s desire to fly, the i-Ride brings the imagination of soaring through the clouds to life and invites visitors to explore its unique environment. With its advanced somatosensory simulation system, the i-Ride offers a realistic experience of flying and allows visitors to discover new and imaginative worlds.
Tasty Tea, Come Back Soon: Sun Moon Lake Black Tea
08:00-09:00 Enjoy hotel Breakfast
09:30-10:30 Visit Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)
11:00-12:00 Visit Songshan Cultural and Creative Park—Not Just Library
12:15-13:45 Lunch @ woosa Restaurant
Depending on flight schedules, head to Taoyuan Airport Terminal 2
End of the Taiwan PULSE FAM Tour
Note: The itinerary is subject to change based on actual circumstances.
Located in the Xinyi District of Taipei City, Taiwan, is a world-class venue for conferences, exhibitions, and events. As one of Taipei City’s primary convention centers, TICC enjoys an excellent reputation both domestically and internationally, regularly hosting a wide range of international conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and cultural events.It is also the preferred conference venue for many international organizations and institutions, regularly hosting a variety of professional academic, business, and cultural events. These activities have brought international prominence to Taiwan, facilitating academic exchanges and fostering business collaborations.
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
The Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, established in 2011, aims to foster creativity and innovation in Taipei through interdisciplinary approaches. With five key strategies, including “Creative Lab” and “Creative Showcase,” the park hosts diverse artistic, cultural, and creativity events, and strives to be a hub for inspiring and nurturing the spirits of creativity. It facilitates exchanges between industries and supports aesthetical experiences to become Taipei’s creative showcase window. The park’s mission involves continual efforts to transform it into a comprehensive, multifaceted creative center that signifies everyday aestheticism and design cognition, with a focus on creating the greatest benefits from its multiple functions.
Not Just Library
“Not just a library” is more than just a library. It’s an 83-year-old bathhouse monument turned cultural venue where visitors can immerse themselves in knowledge and spirits. The bookshelf, made of stacked birch plywood, emits a gentle light, inviting readers to sink in and lose themselves in invisible thoughts. The space offers endless possibilities, from personal gatherings to concerts and lectures. The vintage tiles on the wall of the half-century-old bathhouse, used by female tobacco factory workers to wash off tobacco, retain traces of past life and architectural beauty. The preserved arc bath and modern book pool combine old and new, passing down the timelessness of history.
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