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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2009. For current conferences, please see the current events page at www.us-taiwan.org.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, September 28, 2009
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

General Chaou Shih-chang
Deputy Minister (Armaments)
Ministry of National Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
9:00am-10:00am
Session I - Transition Strategy

Changes in the political and economic environment, along with evolving military technologies, is spurring Taiwan to make substantial and significant alterations to its organization, force structure, capabilities, and operations. This session will examine Taiwan’s strategy for military transition, including an assessment of Taiwan’s first-ever Quadrennial Defense Review.

Moderator: Shirley Kan
Specialist, National Security Policy, Foreign Affairs, Defense & Trade Division
Congressional Research Service
Speaker: Randy Schriver
Partner
Armitage International
Speaker: Fu S. Mei
Director
Taiwan Security Analysis Center
Speaker: Representative
Integrated Assessment Office
Ministry of National Defense
10:15am-11:45am
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Hsiao Bi-khim
Director, Department of International Affairs
Democratic Progressive Party
12:00pm-2:00pm
Session II - Integration

Weapons system, communication network, and manpower & personnel integration are vital aspects of the Taiwan military transition process. This session will address developments in MND integration efforts, examine current and future challenges, and discuss opportunities for US-Taiwan cooperation in meeting MND integration goals.

Moderator: Tony Hu
Deputy Chief, Technical Section
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT/T)
Speaker: LtCol Roger Cavazos
Programs Director, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, Northeast Asia Policy Division, Strategic Planning & Policy Directorate (J5)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)
Speaker: James Churchill
Program Manager, International C4I Integration Program (PMW-740), PEO C4I
Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command
Speaker: Edward Ross
Principal
EWRoss International, LLC
Speaker: Representative
Strategic Planning Department
Ministry of National Defense
2:15pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Innovation

Innovation is a critical component of the Taiwan transformation and transitioning efforts. This session will examine how both technology and strategic innovations can play a role in improving Taiwan's combat efficiency and effectiveness. The discussion will focus on synergies among the defense establishment, academia, and the Taiwan technology and defense industrial base, as well as on how innovations from the private and public sectors can inform choices and enhance the transformation process.

Moderator: William S. Murray
Associate Research Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Speaker: James J. Grzella
Director, Global Partnering & Trade Development
Raytheon Company
Speaker: Dr. Brad Kaplan
Commander, Communication Integration
U.S. Pacific Command
Speaker: Mark Stokes
Executive Director
Project 2049 Institute
Speaker: Dr. Tai Chang-hsien
Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs
National Pingtung University of Science & Technology
Speaker: Representative
National Defense University
Ministry of National Defense
4:00pm-5:30pm
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
Wallace “Chip” Gregson
Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Session IV (Breakout Sessions) 8:00am-11:30am
Army
This session will examine the role that the Army plays in Taiwan’s defense planning and implementation, including on its role in homeland security and crisis management. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future system requirements, as well as on opportunities for US-Taiwan cooperation.
Moderator: Col Kurt Meppen
Chief, International Affairs Division (DAMO-SSR)
U.S. Army
Speaker Erno Buky
Army Programs Officer, Technical Section
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT/T)
Discussant: Representative
Strategic Planning Department
Ministry of National Defense
8:00am-9:00am
Navy
This session will examine the Navy component of Taiwan’s defense planning and implementation. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future system requirements, as well as on opportunities for US-Taiwan cooperation.
Moderator: William J. Wesley
Executive Director for Plans and Policy
U.S. Pacific Fleet
Speaker: Rino Pivirotto
Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office
U.S. Navy
Discussant: RAdm Tan Chih-lung (Larry)
Director General, Defense Mission
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)
9:15am-10:15am
Air Force
This session will examine the Air Force/aerial component of Taiwan’s defense planning and implementation. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future system requirements, as well as on opportunities for US-Taiwan cooperation.
Moderator: LtGen (Ret) Daniel Leaf
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Mission Systems, Defensive Systems Division
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Speaker: BGen Lyn D. Sherlock
Director, Regional Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs
U.S. Air Force
Discussant: Representative
Operations & Planning
Ministry of National Defense
10:30am-11:30am
Conference Wrap-up
David Shear
Deputy Assistant Secretary, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Mongolia
Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Introduction by Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council
11:30am-12:30pm