US-Taiwan Business Council


US-Taiwan Business Council
(703) 465-2930


Richmond, VA


September 18 - 20, 2011

2011 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

The US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2011 was held September 18-20, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia. This was the tenth 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.

Keynote speakers at the 2011 conference included Dr. Andrew Yang, Vice Minister (Policy) from Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, and Dr. Peter Lavoy, Acting Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense. US-Taiwan Business Council Chairman Dr. Paul Wolfowitz was the conference host.

Sessions at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference featured a moderator and several speakers on the panel, and some sessions included additional commentators. Each speaker gave a short presentation on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint and expertise. Those presentations were 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.

There were three sub-sessions within Session IV. These sub-sessions conducted discussions focusing on the Threats, Requirements & Solutions for each individual branch: Navy, Army, and the Air Force.