AmCham Taipei and Facebook Offer Free Hands-On Advice to Business to Cope with Challenging Times

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and Facebook will co-launch the first Facebook LIVE sessions that will help guide big and small businesses through the hard times of the Covid-19 pandemic. The four weekly sessions, running from late May to July, will cover topics from e-commerce and SMEs going global to smart retail and branding.

“Driving innovation is at the core of our mission,” said William Foreman, President of AmCham Taipei. “To survive the extreme challenges posed by Covid-19, companies desperately need to be more innovative and explore new ways to do business. The Facebook LIVE sessions will be a valuable source of guidance and inspiration that companies need to survive – and hopefully thrive – during these tough times.”

The LIVE series will feature speakers from multinationals, SMEs and start-ups to share best practices, success stories, and real-life cases of how businesses navigate through practical difficulties and turn crises into opportunities. Facebook will also share their observations in supporting entrepreneurship.

“We are honored to partner with AmCham to launch the Facebook Live series in supporting local businesses through trainings, business insights and best practices. This is an unprecedented challenge for many of us and the broader Taiwan communities, and we are committed to supporting local businesses during this extremely difficult time,” said Fei Yu, Head of Taiwan and Hong Kong at Facebook.

Media representatives and all are welcome to sign up for the sessions below.


The LIVE sessions will be available at the following links:


Below is the schedule of the LIVE sessions:

Episode 1 May 22 The Era of Digital Transformation


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Episode 2 June 5 Be the Next Smart Retail


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Episode 3 June 19 Marketing Your Brand Online


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Episode 4 July 2 Going Global


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AmCham Taipei Applauds Dr. Chen Mei-lin 台北市美國商會感謝甫卸任的國發會主委陳美伶

AmCham Taipei applauds efforts of Dr. Chen Mei-lin in improving Taiwan’s investment environment

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei would like to acknowledge the contribution made to Taiwan’s investment environment by Dr. Chen Mei-Ling, and thank her for her leadership over the past two years as the Minister of National Development Council.

During her time as Minister, Dr. Chen has been integral to the important achievements we have made together, particularly the implementation of the Patent Linkage system, amendments to the Labor Standards Act, and improvement of Taiwan’s IPR protection. It is our great pleasure on behalf of our member companies to thank Dr. Chen for her dedication and commitment to improving and modernizing Taiwan’s regulatory environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered economies around the globe. As AmCham Taipei and Taiwan have faced hard times together before, we have every confidence that once again, we will rise to the challenge and thrive during these testing times. AmCham Taipei looks forward to continuing to work with National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin to make Taiwan one of the best investment destinations in the world.





AmCham Taipei Applauds U.S. Senate Passage of S. 249

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) applauds the U.S. Senate for passage of S. 249, calling for the Secretary of State to develop a strategy for Taiwan to regain observer status in the World Health Organization. AmCham Taipei urges the House of Representatives to pass a companion bill in order to fully cement U.S. Congress’ support for Taiwan’s participation in the WHO.

The world is now faced with unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to these challenges therefore necessitates the collective efforts of every member of the international community. As the World Health Organization, the WHO’s responsibility should be to cover the healthcare interests of every part of the globe.

Taiwan’s success in containing COVID-19 is a testament to its excellent healthcare system and disease control capabilities. In addition, Taiwan has a long-standing commitment to global health security, investing over US$6 billion in international aid programs since 1996, according to recently passed Senate bill. Taiwan’s dedication to these efforts over the years proves its qualifications to be an able and willing participant in the WHO.
AmCham Taipei supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the WHO. We stand strong with the people of Taiwan, who for decades have provided a safe, stable, and sustainable environment for international business, positively impacting our more than 500 member companies.

Please note AmCham Taipei’s recent editorial: “Reform, Don’t Undermine, the WHO.

About AmCham Taipei
Founded in 1951, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) is a non-profit, non-partisan business organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international business in Taiwan. With around 1,000 members from more than 500 companies representing various industry interests, AmCham speaks with collective authority on business issues as they affect its member companies operating in Taiwan.

For more information, please contact:
Gwenyth Wang-Reeves
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