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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2016. For current conferences, please see www.taiwandefenseconference.com or www.us-taiwan.org.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, October 3, 2016
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

Senior Representative
Ministry of National Defense
9:00am-10:00am
Session I - The Regional Situation and its Impact on Taiwan’s Self-Defense

The conference will begin with a broad policy discussion on the current political, economic, and defense situation in the Asia-Pacific and its potential impact on Taiwan defense affairs. This will include examining what the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election might mean for U.S. involvement in the region, and by extension for U.S. defense and national security relations with Taiwan.

10:15am-12:15pm
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Representative
Kuomintang (KMT)
12:30pm-2:00pm
Session II - The Process of U.S.-Taiwan Defense Cooperation

This session will offer a look at the many different types of cooperation between the U.S. and Taiwan in defense, including Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Direct Commercial Sales (DCS), hybrid FMS/DCS, licensed production, joint development, and Taiwan’s participation in the military supply chain. The discussion will also explore opportunities beyond hardware, examining ways to expand the process to mutually develop new capabilities.

2:15pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Past, Present, and Future of U.S.-Taiwan Cooperation: Shipbuilding

Building on the previous procedural discussion, the panelists at this session will examine U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation with a focus on shipbuilding. This will include a discussion on what made past programs such as the Cheng Kung-class frigates successful, a look at the status of current programs such as mine countermeasure ships, and how to best drive cooperation on potential future programs such as the indigenous submarine.

4:00pm-5:30pm
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
Senior Representative
U.S. Department of Defense
7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:30pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Session IV - Past, Present, and Future of U.S.-Taiwan Cooperation: Airpower

This session will examine U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation with a focus on airpower and missiles. Panelists will discuss using lessons learned from successful past programs such as the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF), survey the status of current programs such as the T-X trainer, and look at potential future programs. In addition to airframes, the discussion will include other components - such as engines and missiles - of Taiwan’s past, present, and future airpower.

8:00am-9:00am
Coffee Break 9:00am-9:10am
Session V - Past, Present, and Future of U.S.-Taiwan Cooperation: Land

This session will examine U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation with a focus on ground-based systems. Speakers will discuss lessons learned from successful past programs such as the M60 main battle tank, will consider the status of current program such as the Taiwan infantry fighting vehicle, and possible future programs. Panelists will include a discussion on potential asymmetric land solutions, as well as cooperation on munitions and other associated defense items and systems.

9:10am-10:10am
Coffee Break 10:10am-10:20am
Session VI - New Domains: U.S.-Taiwan Cooperation on Information & Electronic Systems

This final session will explore opportunities for U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation on information and electronic systems and related programs, such as in cybersecurity/information security, C4ISR, satellites, radars, etc. The discussion will include a look at opportunities for indigenous Taiwan defense companies to participate in the military supply chain and to work with U.S. industry and the U.S. government on national security-related solutions.

10:20am-11:20am
Conference Closing
11:20am-12:30am