2016 US-Taiwan Business Forum
The US-Taiwan Business Council and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) co-host the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum, bringing together business leaders from Taiwan and the United States to examine the future of our bilateral economic and commercial relationship, in Washington, D.C.
This year’s U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum is a closed-door event provides a platform for leaders of the Taiwan and U.S. private sectors to discuss issues of mutual interest. Joined by Mrs. Mei-Yueh Ho, National Policy Advisor to the President Tsai Ing-Wen, and business leaders from Taiwan to the U.S. for the Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Investment Summit, we look to share and exchange perspectives on topics such as innovation, supply chain networks, and how global success can be achieved through developing deeper partnerships.
The first session will cover current developments in global value chains and highlight the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan partnership in sectors such as semiconductors and machinery. The discussion will examine opportunities for expanding cooperation between U.S. and Taiwan businesses through greater supply chain connectivity.
The second session will explore the TPP’s intellectual property standards; and discuss how the new trade norms will help businesses take advantage of innovative strengths; promote greater trade and innovation; and advance scientific, technological and creative exchanges in the Asia Pacific.
The final session will focus on policy issues, examining how trends in regional integration are likely to affect commercial partnerships between U.S. and Taiwan firms, and how the governments will approach the challenges of building a stronger partnership.