Formosa – the beautiful island, Taiwan
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.
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.
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).
Google Guide Map
Road,Section 5,Taipei 11049,Taiwan