Entries by AmCham Taipei

What is real “Disruptive Innovation?” 

Not every innovation or novel idea is disruptive. Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School—the man responsible for the framework behind “disruptive innovation”— describes disruption as a situation when a company—often with fewer resources—successfully challenges market leaders with more resources in a unique way. Christensen recently made a plea to the business community to not misapply […]

AmCham Tours Dihua Street

The AmCham Travel & Tourism Committee hosted a special event on May 13, where Commissioner Yu-yen Chien of the Department of Information & Tourism of Taipei City 台北市政府觀光傳播局 簡余晏局長 delivered a presentation and hosted a Q&A session before guests were taken on a guided walking tour of the historic Dihua street area.   View the full photo gallery […]

AmCham Committees Connect with USTR

One of AmCham Taipei’s most important functions is to provide a channel for the concerns of member companies to be communicated, through the Chamber’s committees, to the U.S. government. Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities to interact with the Economic and Commercial Sections of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and the annual Doorknock […]

The International Golf Society of Taipei

The International Golf Society of Taipei (IGST) is a social group that arranges golfing and social events for all those interested in golf and making new friends. Taiwan has many beautiful courses but arrangements can be challenging, especially if you don’t speak Chinese. IGST has 100 members of all nationalities, ages and genders. A transparent […]

Vice-President-elect Attends AmCham Event on Biotech

On April 21, AmCham hosted Vice-President-elect Chen Chien-Jen at a special luncheon event, Opportunities and Challenges for Taiwan to Become a Biotech Hub in Asia. Dr. Chen sent a strong signal to the AmCham community that the new administration is committed to creating a favorable environment for biotech in Taiwan. Dr. Chen was joined by other […]

Taiwan Biotech Industry Heats Up

Biotech is hot in Taiwan, with a number of high profile companies emerging over the past few years with significant market capitalizations on the promise of bold new drugs and the incoming administration of Tsai Ing-wen promising even greater support. At the AmCham Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, and Public Health Joint Committee Luncheon on April 19, […]

AmCham delegation visits Premier-designate Lin Chuan

An AmCham Taipei delegation led by Chairman Dan Silver met with Premier-designate Lin Chuan on April 8 to brief him on some issues impacting the business environment in Taiwan. Lin was accompanied by Dr. Shih Jun-Ji, who will serve in the new government as one of the Ministers without Portfolio. The discussion covered the following […]

Premier Chang on Innovation and Taiwanese Startups

Speaking at a special AmCham Taipei luncheon on April 7, Premier Simon San-cheng Chang stressed the importance of innovation and the success of Taiwanese startups for Taiwan’s economic prosperity. He noted that Taiwan has many of the attributes needed to become a Startup Nation and a hub for Taiwanese startups: Quality human resources High-quality education, especially […]