Probinex heading to Tawian: Project Co-Founder Michal Baturko Olbert taking part in official Czech delegation
The co-founder of Probinex, Michal Baturko Olbert, will participate in the largest business mission in the last five years, organized by the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Czech-Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce.
"It is a great honour for me to be able to participate in this business mission. I see the invitation received as an appreciation of the entire Probinex team, which works tirelessly to turn our visions into reality. The results are credible and above all audited products for the general public.
For me personally, this mission will also be a huge opportunity to expand my horizons and knowledge. My goal is also to experience the cultural differences in the way people perceive Probinex in countries that are culturally very distant from us," said Michal.
In recent years, South Korea has become one of the most important non-European trading partners of the Czech Republic
It offers opportunities for Czech companies mainly in ICT and digital technologies, the transport industry and infrastructure, water management, energy, healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, or aviation.
The gaming industry is also an important and fast-growing sector, combining technological innovations in artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality. Machine learning, 5G networks as well as industrial design, visualisation, and architecture are also making an impact in the gaming industry.
The boom in Korea is mainly in the field of mobile games, and the Czech Republic has a particularly strong position in this field and successful developers capable of entering the Korean market.
Czech companies travel to Taiwan to sign contracts as well as to support democratic values
The business delegation, which will accompany the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Markéta Pekarova Adamová, to Taiwan and Korea from March 21 to 30, 2023, will consist of more than 100 members.
The leader of the delegation is Jaroslav Hanák, President of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, and Pavel Diviš, Chairman of the Czech-Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce. It includes representatives of the academic community, regional representatives, startups, entrepreneurs, and small, medium, and large companies.
Thematically, the business part of the delegation focuses on nanotechnology, semicon, innovations in healthcare, artificial intelligence, circular economy, smart cities, ICT, and energy, as well as other fields with higher added value.
The largest business delegation from the Czech Republic in the last 5 years includes over 100 companies. Cities, regions, universities, and museums have also shown great interest in participating. The Czech Republic has long been Taiwan's closest ally in Europe, and South Korea and Taiwan are also among the largest investors in our country.
These important economic partners share the same values and contribute to stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The positive news is that all types of cooperation with the Czech Republic are now on the rise. The forthcoming delegation is expected to further contribute to this.
Opening of Czech Hub for Czech business in Taiwan
Czech business will also have its own platform in Taipei for companies, entrepreneurs, academics, startups, the non-profit sector, or cultural entities that want to enter the local environment.
On 28 March, the Chairwoman of the PSP Pekarová Adamová, Deputy Foreign Minister Lee of Taiwan, the President of the Czech-Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Pavel Diviš, and the Director of the European Values Security Centre Jakub Janda will jointly launch the Czech Hub, which will be sponsored by the Czech-Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the European Values Security Centre. It will serve as a support and gateway offering physical space, know-how, local network, and PR assistance.
"The Czech Hub will be a place that will host Czech businessmen, government and non-government experts or journalists who will visit Taiwan in the upcoming years. Our aim is to provide Czech visitors with a basic orientation in the local environment, relevant contacts to their counterparts, and a physical space where they can operate for several weeks or months.
The measure of our success will be the number of Czech men and women we help to establish relations with their Taiwanese counterparts in the following years so that our people-to-people relations with this democratic state will be so intense that it will foster meaningful cooperation at the interstate level," adds Jakub Janda.
The rest of the Taiwan agenda
The Czech-Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce is organizing a PopUp Store as part of the delegation, which will open on 26 March in one of the most visited shopping districts of the Taiwanese capital. For Czech manufacturers, this opportunity is the cheapest way to test the potential of the local market, and with great media support. It is designed for sectors such as healthy lifestyle, catering, designer clothing, toys, cosmetics, and many more.
As part of the trip to Taiwan, the 18th meeting of the Czech-Taiwan Business Council for Economic Cooperation will be held in Taipei. The program will also include the Smart City Summit & Expo, which will take place from 28 to 31 March 2023 and will focus on smart healthcare, artificial intelligence, smart education, green energy, and circular economy.
Participants of the business mission will have the opportunity to take advantage of the opportunity to actively present themselves at this fair at the joint Czech stand, which will be officially opened by Markéta Pekarová Adamová. The Smart City Summit & Expo is the most important ICT event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.
Each year, more than 100,000 visitors and over 450 exhibitors from all over the world attend this trade fair. Czech companies have the opportunity to participate in the exhibition and a number of events organized during the Smart City Summit & Expo by the fair administration.
The Chamber is also organizing the first Czech Ideathon in Asia during 24-26 March: Dumplings Hack 1.0.1., which will involve Czech and Taiwanese startups.