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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2011. For current conferences, please see www.taiwandefenseconference.com or www.us-taiwan.org.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, September 19, 2011
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

Nien-dzu (Andrew) Yang
Vice Minister (Policy)
Ministry of National Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
9:00am-10:00am
Session I - Legislative & Executive Views of Taiwan Defense

Both the Executive Branch and Congress play leadership roles in championing U.S. interests in Asia and in directing U.S. policy towards Taiwan. However, the two have distinct approaches, views, and priorities when it comes to Taiwan defense issues, differences that have led to some tension. This session will examine the two approaches as they currently stand, considering where they differ and where they coincide, and will also look at potential changes in the future and what impact such changes might have on U.S.-Taiwan defense relations. It will also examine the Taiwan Legislature’s view on defense.

Moderator: Shirley Kan
Specialist in Asian Security Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense, & Trade Division
Congressional Research Service
Speaker: Joseph Bosco
Senior Associate, Southeast Asia Programs
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Speaker: Raymond Burghardt
Chairman
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Speaker: Liao Wan-ju
Legislator
Legislative Yuan (LY)
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: "The Importance of U.S. Arms Sales for Maintaining Taiwan’s Defense Capability"
10:15am-12:15pm
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Wu Jaushieh (Joseph)
Democratic Progressive Party
Introduction by Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council
12:30pm-2:00pm
Session II - Business Models in Support of Taiwan Indigenous Defense Programs

This session will appraise the continuing development of Taiwan’s indigenous defense capabilities, and how U.S. industry can play a positive role in helping to expand and develop new and mutually beneficial business models. The session will discuss cooperation opportunities in simulation/training, upgrades, license production, co-development, technical assistance/transfers, and Industrial Cooperation, as well as prospects for expanded use of the Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) model.

Moderator: Fu S. Mei
Director
Taiwan Security Analysis Center
Speaker: James Grzella
Director, Global Partnering & Trade Development
Raytheon Company
Speaker: Edward Ross
President
EWRoss International, LLC
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: "Enhancing Taiwan Indigenous Defense Industrial Capabilities by Technology Transfer and Industrial Cooperation"
2:15pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Taiwan’s Role in U.S. Regional Security

China’s rise as a regional security power presents numerous challenges to the U.S. strategy for maintaining peace and security in the Asia Pacific. This session will examine the role that Taiwan can play in support of the U.S. security strategy in Asia, including taking a potential air & sea battle role, serving as a collaborator on U.S. ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) efforts, acting as a partner for the U.S. in humanitarian aid and disaster relief, and the potential for Taiwan to become a trusted supplier to the U.S. military-industrial base.

Moderator: Daniel Blumenthal
Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Speaker: Alexander Huang
Professor, Institute of Strategic Studies
Tamkang University
Speaker: Michael Pillsbury
Defense Policy Adviser
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: "Disaster Relief Efforts of the Taiwan Armed Forces"
Discussant: Mark Stokes
Executive Director
Project 2049 Institute
4:00pm-5:30pm
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
Dr. Peter Lavoy
Acting 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 20, 2011
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Session IV - Threats, Requirements & Solutions 8:00am-11:30pm
Army
This session will discuss the current threat scenario for the Taiwan Army, associated current and future requirements, as well as how various new systems and capabilities being developed by U.S. industry can assist the Taiwan Army in meeting those requirements. The discussion will also cover the role that Taiwan can play in support of the U.S. in the region.
Moderator: LTC Scott J. Ellinger
Army Programs Manager, Technical Section (Security Cooperation Office)
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Speaker: LTC (Ret.) Kenneth Wu
President & CEO
Kenneth Wu Associates
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: "Acquisition Strategy for Equipment of Operation and Disaster Relief"
8:00am-9:00am
Air Force
This session will discuss the changing balance of air power in the Taiwan Strait, the current threats faced by the Taiwan Air Force, and current and future requirements stemming from that threat. The session will also assess how existing systems can help address Taiwan’s needs, and how new systems and capabilities being developed by U.S. industry can assist the Taiwan Air Force in meeting their future requirements. The discussion will also cover the potential role that Taiwan can play in support of the U.S. in the region.
Moderator: Kenneth Allen
Senior China Analyst
Defense Group, Inc.
Speaker: Richard Fisher
Vice President
International Assessment & Strategy Center
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: "ROCAF Establish Military Force Demand and Air Defense Development"
9:15am-10:15am
Navy
This session will discuss the current threat scenario for the Taiwan Navy, along with associated current and future requirements. The discussion will include evaluating how various new systems and capabilities being developed by U.S. industry can assist the Taiwan Army in meeting those requirements, including for scenarios such as anti-blockade and anti-submarine warfare. The session will also assess realistic alternatives for Taiwan submarine acquisition.
Moderator: Stephen L. Ladd
Regional Director, International Business Development, Integrated Defense Systems
Raytheon Company
Speaker: Bernard D. Cole
Professor of International History
National War College
Speaker: Mark Stokes
Executive Director
Project 2049 Institute
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: "The Envision and Importance of Acquiring Underwater Force for ROC Navy"
10:30am-11:30am
Conference Wrap-up
Rupert Hammond-Chambers
President
US-Taiwan Business Council
11:30am-12:00pm