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Deputy Mayor Meets Australian Office Taipei Delegates

On April 15, a delegation from Australian Office Taipei visited Deputy Mayor Chou Li-fang at city hall to explore collaboration opportunities between Taipei and Australia for the 2016 World Design Capital and the 2017 Universiade.
The dignitaries include Australian Office Taipei Representative Catherine Raper, as well as Deputy Representatives Richard Neumann and Martin Walsh.
Lauding Australia’s accomplishments in holding international events, Chou hopes that the two upcoming events hosted by Taipei will act as a springboard for the island to shine on the global stage and provide platforms where design and sports talents can showcase their best to audience worldwide.
Chou remarked that the World University Games hosted by Taipei City in 2017 will see the participation of over 10,000 athletes from more than 150 countries, with an estimated audience of 40,000 or more. She invites Australia to play an active role and inject cultural diversity into the events.
Raper noted that Australia has plenty of experience in hosting international events, citing the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2014 Vivid Sydney (an art showcase). She would like to share the lessons learned from organizing and hosting the events with Taipei on behalf her country.
According to Raper, Australian enterprises have accumulated considerable experience in food and beverage service as well as games management system during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She reckoned that they will be able to offer the city government helpful advice in related areas.