BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:-//WordPress - MECv7.1.0//EN X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALNAME:US-Taiwan Business Council X-WR-CALDESC:Fostering business relations between the United States and Taiwan since 1976 REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC DTSTART:20231001T040000Z DTEND:20231004T040000Z DTSTAMP:20230714T215900Z CREATED:20230714 LAST-MODIFIED:20230922 PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:1 TRANSP:OPAQUE SUMMARY:2023 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference DESCRIPTION:2023 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference\nThe US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2023 will be held October 1-3, 2023 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia. This event will be held in person only. This will be the 22nd annual event in a series of ongoing conferences addressing the future of U.S. defense cooperation with Taiwan, the defense procurement process, and Taiwan’s defense and national security needs.\nKeynote speakers at the event will include senior representatives from the Taiwan and U.S. governments. Conference sessions at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference feature a moderator and several speakers on the panel, and some sessions may include additional commentators. Each speaker gives a short presentation on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint and expertise. Those presentations are then followed by a moderator-led discussion among the panelists, as well as a moderator-driven question and answer period with the attendees. This format offers the maximum amount of time for exchanges among the panelists, as well as between the panel and the audience, allowing the sessions to become a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.\nSessions\nThe first session will provide an updated assessment of the most serious threats Taiwan faces, look at where key risks are originating, and examine emerging threats. The second session will examine how U.S. policies on Taiwan defense have changed and expanded, with new lines of bilateral communications emerging. We will discuss how the U.S. view of Taiwan defense policy is changing, where we are now on the continuum of policy evolution, and examine what is coming next.\nThe third session will focus on the capability gaps in U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation, looking at extant challenges, including gaps in addressing economic coercion and supply chain risks, lack of cooperation on responses to political warfare, interoperability issues, and challenges in building industrial capacity, among others. The fourth session will take a closer look at information operations, political warfare, and cybersecurity as one emerging and crucial front in a possible cross-Strait conflict.\nThe final session will examine Taiwan’s critical infrastructure – including transportation, telecommunications, energy, and other crucial nodes – and the role that strategic paralysis might play in a potential conflict. Panelists will highlight how U.S. and Taiwan industry can cooperate to provide solutions, with the discussion focused on helping Taiwan’s deterrence efforts by improving flexibility and enhancing resiliency.\nConference History\nThe first conference in this series was the St. Petersburg, Florida event where former Taiwan Minister of National Defense Tang Yiau-ming gave the keynote address in March of 2002. The second conference in the series was held in February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, the third in October 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fourth in September 2005 in San Diego, California, the fifth in September 2006 in Denver, Colorado, and the sixth in September 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland.\nTaiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chen Chao-min gave the keynote address at the seventh conference in the series, held in September 2008 on Amelia Island, Florida. The eighth conference was held in September 2009 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the ninth in October 2010 in Cambridge, Maryland, and the tenth in September 2011 in Richmond, Virginia. The eleventh conference was held in September 2012 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the twelfth in September 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland, the thirteenth in October 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia, the fourteenth in October 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia, the fifteenth in October 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia, the sixteenth in Princeton, New Jersey in October 2017, the seventeenth in Annapolis, Maryland in October 2018, the eighteenth in Ellicott City, Maryland in October 2019, and the nineteenth as a virtual conference in October 2020. The 20th conference took place in Leesburg, Virginia in October 2021, and the twenty-first in October 2022 in Richmond, Virginia.\nMore Information\nThe website for the conference is located at ( ).\n URL: ORGANIZER;CN=US-Taiwan Business CATEGORIES:US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference LOCATION:Williamsburg, Virginia END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR