Annual Theme

Shifts and Shocks

The Millennials is the generation of alternation, where authorities are shifted and industries are in need of transformation. This results in the dynamic and impact from the ever-changing world, that’ll be laying foundation for the era now.

The baby bloom was once greatest and the most prosperous generation. Now in their seventies, the people born then possess great wealth that have brought controversies to generations. Whether to invest in establishing sustainable financial plans or senior welfare have become the dilemma. A rise in industries regarding the policies can be observed, for instance, wealth management, long-term care and biomedical. In the twentieth century, the population and productivity of Asians have surpassed half the entire world. Since the financial crisis in 2008, Western countries are no longer the superior ones; instead, the economic power has shifted from the west to east. Especially the recent trade war between China and the United States, it has caused an impact on Taiwan and the world’s political system. Severe weather change leading to urgent energy transitions; market saturation causing industry innovation and infrastructure; Artificial Intelligence bringing revolution to career choices and living styles.

This year’s theme, Shifts and Shocks, precisely states the issues people are facing currently. No matter it’s the dynamic in generation, power or industry, they’re all crucial subjects the we must be aware of. GIS Taiwan 2019 offers a platform for the communication of in­dustry, official and academics, which allows students to broaden their horizons.

The Structure of Academic Topics

After inquiring professors, authority concerns, and mentors in industry from diverse fields, the organizing committee of GIS Taiwan gathered and promoted academic topics with regard to latest trends worldwide.

The academic topics are structured on three levels. The first level features our annual theme, which recaps global trends and derive four major academic topics. Academic topics of second level will be focus on humanities and social issues. They will be discussed in Keynote Speech, Panel Discussion, and Workshop. Speakers and delegates will generate deep viewpoints on concerning issues through further interactions and discussions. The third level will aim at business side of the four major topics. By participating in Action Project, delegates can develop practical ideas and applications with the assistance of mentors.

Shifts and Shocks

Academic Topic( Humanities and Social Issues)

The Great Wealth Transfer

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Paradigm Shifts

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The No-Age Society

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Destination Green

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Action Project( Business and Technology)

FinTech

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Future Education

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Smart Healthcare

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Eco-Echo

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Action Project Competition

Rather than simply being an academic exchange platform, GIS Taiwan emphasizes more on practical approaches. Thus, professional knowledge we cultivate from every academic topic speech is applied to respective industrial fields. GIS Taiwan expects that after listening to the speeches delivered by outstanding speakers, each delegate will have the motivation to make a difference and further come up with creative ideas.

By action project, GIS Taiwan hopes to provide an environment where students and the industry can exchange great ideas and turn those concepts into practical projects. Meeting excellent people, hearing different voices, GIS Taiwan welcomes every unique idea and is looking forward to making a difference together.