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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, September 29, 2008
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

Gen Chen Chao-min
Ministry of National Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
Session I - Long-Range Planning for Taiwan’s Future Military Needs

This session will discuss what the future might hold for Taiwan defense policies and Taiwan’s national defense and security community, not just under the new Kuomintang (KMT) administration, but in terms of long-range (10 years +) plans.

Moderator: Shirley Kan
Specialist, National Security Policy, Foreign Affairs, Defense & Trade Division
Congressional Research Service
Speaker: Dr. Alexander (Chieh-cheng) Huang
Professor of Strategic Studies & Director of American Studies
Tamkang University
Speaker: Fu S. Mei
Taiwan Security Analysis Center
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Discussant: Gary Schmitt
Resident Scholar & Director of Advanced Strategic Studies
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Lin Chen-wei
Director, Department of International Affairs
Democratic Progressive Party
Session II - Military Modernization & the Drive Towards an All-Professional Force

This session will examine the potential implications of Taiwan’s planned change to an all-professional force, including how increased personnel expenses may affect the procurement budget. The session will also focus on the economic impact of defense spending, and look at new business opportunities in personnel management, training, technology integration, education, logistics, etc.

Moderator: John M. Ward
Vice President, International Business Development
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Speaker: John Anderson
Chief, Technical Section
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT/T)
Speaker: Capt John Figuerres
Chief, Northeast Asia Policy Division, Strategic Planning & Policy Directorate (J5)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)
Speaker: Edward Ross
EWRoss International, LLC
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Discussant: Michael Chase
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy
Naval War College
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Indigenous Production & Industrial Cooperation Programs

This session will assess the impact on Taiwan of defense industry globalization, including opportunities for partnerships with U.S. companies and for domestic production and R&D by Taiwan industry. The session will also examine the changing views on Industrial Cooperation Programs (offsets), as well as the effects of Taiwan’s experience with private defense procurement company Taiwan Goal.

Moderator: James Grzella
Director, Global Partnering & Trade Development
Raytheon Company
Speaker: Bruce Scott
ITT Defense International
Speaker: Michael Tsai
Honorary Deputy Chairman
Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies
Speaker: Representative
Acquisition Management Division, Armaments Bureau
Ministry of National Defense
Discussant: Greyson Bassett
Business Development Consultant - Asia Pacific
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
David Sedney
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asian & Pacific Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Session IV (Breakout Sessions) 8:00am-11:30am
This session will discuss the implications of the weaponization of space and China’s space program, as well as take a look at Taiwan’s current and future space programs.
Moderator/Speaker: Peter Dai
PKD Consulting
Speaker: Kevin Pollpeter
China Project Manager
Center for Intelligence Research & Analysis
Discussant: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Network & Information Security
This session will examine network and information security challenges and cyberwar preparedness from both a U.S. and a Taiwan perspective.
Moderator/Speaker: John Tkacik, Jr.
Senior Fellow in Asian Studies
Heritage Foundation
Speaker: Mark Hall
Director, Information Assurance Policy & Strategy, OSD (NII)
U.S. Department of Defense
Discussant: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Taiwan & the U.S. Presidential Election
This session will examine the North East Asia policy of the two candidates in the U.S. presidential elections, and offer an analysis of potential future policy directions for the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.
Moderator: Rupert Hammond-Chambers
US-Taiwan Business Council
Speaker: Derek Mitchell
Senior Fellow & Director for Asia, International Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Speaker: Randy Schriver
Armitage International
Discussant: Raymond Burghardt
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Conference Wrap-up
John Norris
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Introduction by Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council