Formosa – the beautiful island, Taiwan
Formosa is what the Portuguese called Taiwan when they came here in the 16th century and saw the island's verdant beauty. Taiwan is an island about 36,000 square km located off the coast of southeastern China, southwest of Japan and north of the Philippines. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China. Taiwan is one of the most unsung tourist destinations in all of Asia, its modern emergence as an economic and industrial powerhouse still overshadowing the staggering breadth of natural, historic and culinary attractions this captivating island has to offer. A fascinating mix of technological innovation and traditional Taiwanese and aboriginal cultures and cuisines, Taiwan is one of the only places on earth where ancient religious and cultural practices still thrive in an overwhelmingly modernist landscape.

Taipei (literally means “North of Taiwan”) is the capital and the largest city of Taiwan, with a population of more than 2.6 million. It is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that was inhabited by aboriginal peoples until the settlers from southeastern China immigrated to the area about 300 years ago. Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. With its rich cultural offerings, Taipei is also home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks. For a glimpse of where the rest of Taiwan is heading, take a close look at Taipei today.


Conference site
PPS-34 will take place at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) located at the most prosperous area of Taipei City next to the Taipei 101 tower (the second tallest building in the world).

The Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) is a spectacular tribute to the emergence of Taipei as a world-class business destination. Purpose-built to meet all the requirements of international conference organizers with state-of-the-art facilities and an uncompromisingly high standard of service, it has everything needed to make any congress, conference, or meeting a success.


The easiest way to reach TICC is to take the Mass Rail Transit (MRT). TICC is located at the Taipei 101/World Trade Center station on Line 2 (red line).

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--Address:1 Hsin-Yi Road,Section 5,Taipei 11049,Taiwan

--Phone Number: +886(2)2725-5200