President Tsai pledges to make Taiwan a reliable digital nation, attract investment

The 22nd edition of secutech: International Security Exposition opens in Taipei on May 8

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President Tsai Ing-wen and messe frankfurt representative in Taiwan Stephan Buurma (right) (Source: CNA)

President Tsai Ing-wen and messe frankfurt representative in Taiwan Stephan Buurma (right) (Source: CNA)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300 exhibitors from 50 countries will showcase the latest information security products and solutions at the international security exposition, secutech, in Taipei from May 8-10.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), attending the opening ceremony for the first time, said the government has continued to amend laws, establish relevant institutes, and put infrastructure in place for the past two years in order to build a “reliable digital nation.”

The goal is to make global enterprises optimistic about Taiwan’s environment and hence invest in Taiwan, said Tsai, reiterating her earlier statement that “information security is national security.”

As the world competes for smart technology, the government aims to drive the innovative transition of Taiwan’s industrial sector. This would be done by loosening policy restrictions, incubating talent, and advancing infrastructure, said Tsai.

The government is keen to work with the private sector as information security becomes a symbol of the nation’s power and plays an important role in a country’s economy, added Tsai.

Germany and Taiwan have a long-standing friendship based on their ways of running a business and culture, said Stephan Buurma, representative of the exhibition organizer, messe frankfurt, in Taiwan. “We both believe in peace, prosperity, market economy, and trade between countries.”

Around 335 exhibitors from 50 countries will showcase their latest products and solutions, including video surveillance, access control systems, biometrics, cybersecurity, as well as intruder detective systems.

In addition, government officials and business representatives from the country’s New Southbound Policy partner countries, including Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, are invited to take part in the exposition for exchanges and networking events.

The three-day exhibition will provide an excellent platform for Asia’s most important decision-makers to get a better understanding of the latest developments in the security sector, added Buurma.