Timely News for non-American Citizen Members of AmCham Taiwan Planning U.S. Travel

The Chamber has noted the United States’ “COVID-19 fully-vaccinated mandate” for non-U.S. citizens seeking to enter the United States as non-immigrants.  Per AmCham Taiwan understanding, this is a uniform global policy, so, after November 8, almost no exceptions will be entertained to allow for entry of non-U.S. citizens who are not fully vaccinated with a WHO- or USFDA-approved vaccine. Accordingly, members (or their employees or business partners) in this category may wish to accelerate their planned travel.  AmCham will continue to relay updates as we learn of them.  Official information can be found at:  Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing for International Travel

 

We’re Hiring: Director of Events & Sponsorships

AmCham Taiwan is looking for a positive and proactive individual to join our dedicated team!

We are currently accepting applications. To apply, please send  1) English statement of interest and  2) English resume to Betty Lu at [email protected].

Job Title: Director of Events & Sponsorships

Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring the success of AmCham Taiwan’s physical and virtual events, to include initiation and execution of events and programs, (such as NextGen in the area of training), as well as to support associated sponsor relations and marketing campaigns. Success will be measured in terms of member satisfaction, financial results and support delivered to Chamber mission and objectives. Reports to the President of AmCham Taiwan and oversees two permanent staff, and additional contractors and interns.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with President, other staff colleagues, and Committee co-chairs to set annual business plan and to track progress over the course of the year. Initiate novel event plans aimed at serving existing members and attracting additional ones.
  • Work with Finance Department on annual budget planning for Events Department and to optimize resource input and financial results for all events.
  • Devise themes, sponsorship and marketing plans and collaborate with all stakeholders for Signature Events such as Hsieh Nien Fan, American Ball, Annual General Meeting, and various industry forums.
  • Supervise on-site event execution, especially for events over 50 attendees, high-level government visits, CEO Roundtables and other high-profile events.
  • Oversee and help execute the NextGen year-long educational program.
  • Lead, coach and support Events team members, including interns and contractors.
  • Supervise design and message content of all marketing collateral for events and execute all marketing/branding initiatives.
  • Represent the Chamber to attend events of member companies, trade offices and other.

Objectives

  • To provide a fora for promotion, networking, advocacy and information access for AmCham Taiwan members — and future AmCham members.
  • To create stimulating and entertaining events for our members, partners and guests.
  • To help generate the revenues needed for proactive Chamber programming across the range of service activities.
  • To promote the Chamber’s core values in the community.

Qualifications

  • Possess four or more years’ experience in event design and execution and/or sales and marketing or public affairs functions, with knowledge of general business practices (contracting, procurement) in Taiwan.
  • Established networks and capacity to expand those rapidly on the job.
  • Excellent communication skills in Mandarin and English, both verbal and written.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well laterally across functions/departments and to supervise subordinates or monitor contractors and interns.

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree or certifications in business, marketing, communications or hospitality/MICE trades. At least 5 years of professional work experience.
  • Experience studying or working in/with the United States.

Benefit Package Offered:

  • Insurance Premiums  (for employee only are paid under national insurance scheme.
  • Year of Service / Annual Leave Days
    • 0-2 / 10
    • 3-5 / 14
    • 6-10 / 19
    • 11-15 / 25
  • Holidays Observed: All Taiwan national holidays as set by the Executive Yuan, plus three additional U.S. holidays, each of a single day: Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Participation in Labor Pension Fund.
  • Annual Salary: NT$1.05 million – NT$1.5 million (with a three-month probation period to correspond with the “Acting” title).
  • The position requires proximity for regular commuting to our central Taipei location and occasional on-site presence beyond standard work hours to execute events held early or late in the workday. AmCham staff is now working roughly 30-50% from home, on rotation, due to pandemic distancing concerns within the office. Our attendance policies will remain under regular review with evolving conditions. Hiring and start date for this position will take ideally take place in the final weeks of 2021.

[Updated] AmCham Taiwan Rises to the Pandemic Challenge: Board Election by Mail and Annual General Meeting Online.

  • First-ever return-by-mail ballot for Board of Governors and Supervisors mailed to you 10/7.
  • This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Nov. 16, 9am, adds in consideration of Merger Plan and updates to Articles of Association.

Dear AmCham Voting Member:

I hope this letter finds you, too, heading back to your office as Taiwan progresses toward a safe, productive exit from the pandemic. (AmCham staff returned to full office attendance on Monday!).   In this busy year-end season we ask you to support your Chamber with two essential member duties: (1) selecting Board leadership and (2) fulfilling our AGM obligations which, this year, include transforming into a larger, more impactful Chamber: AmCham Taiwan.  We need your participation to meet our quorum of voting members and, then, to finalize with your vote the merger that has been underway for a year.

 On our election, we are proud to bring for your consideration a full slate of talented leaders to take our expanding Chamber into its 71st year.  Please carefully review the “Meet the Candidates” document (Attachment #1) as you finalize your choices. To make life simpler in a year complicated by COVID, the Board of Governors decided at its September meeting to implement the 2020 Board Election via a mail-back written ballot. You will find below a graphic showing how to vote. The votes will be tabulated and certified by our certifying body, Deloitte Taiwan  (Thank you for your assistance, valued member, Deloitte!) at the November Board meeting with the election results shared with membership soon thereafter. The ballot, itself, is contained in Attachment #2. After completing it, please send your ballot to Deloitte in the postage-paid envelope that we have provided no later than Nov 8th.

Secondly, we are in the final phase of legally merging our legacy organization, AmCham Taipei, into our new entity, AmCham Taiwan, under Ministry of Interior auspices. To accomplish the merger, we must transfer each membership through a process covered.  The return of that document will serve to communicate acceptance of your resignation from AmCham Taipei, simultaneously transferring your membership to AmCham Taiwan. This process will seamlessly port your account to the new organization, such that you will not encounter any additional liabilities nor lose credits in the transfer.

Our Chamber excels year in and year out through the hard work of committee co-chairs, board members, individual members and pro bono service and in-kind supporters of this Chamber, all on a volunteer basis.  (In fact, some of my staff also feel that they qualify for this “volunteer” category, as well…).  This is an important time to pause and express deep appreciation to two of such countless, generous members:  Winkler Partners has donated scores of hours of painstaking legal work to guide us through this unprecedented NGO re-registration process in Taiwan, while a Board Supervisor and other friends from Baker McKenzie have provided invaluable assistance in strengthening our Articles of Association. Grant Thornton has provided extra services as our consultant on transition finances.  Deep thanks to all four of those organizations from your grateful Chamber!

If you have any questions regarding any of these year-end procedures, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Chen at [email protected], or me, on 2-2718-8226, ext. 621.

 

Cordially,

Andrew Wylegala

President