On September 29, Amcham Taiwan celebrated its 71st anniversary with an evening “Green Happy Hour” celebration at Taipei 101’s 35th-floor Sky Park. Nearly 100 guests, including familiar faces and new members, joined the event to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and celebrate AmCham’s more than 70 years of service to the international business community. The event was possible due to the generosity of our sponsors, Taipei 101, Invisalign, SHL Medical, Moet Hennessy, and St. Finesse.
Chairman Vincent Shih welcomed guests by reflecting on the last year as we all met the challenges of the pandemic. As Taiwan’s borders will open soon, Vincent remarked that while we are excited to travel and meet new friends abroad, there is no place like home. There is no place like Taiwan.
After Vincent’s remarks, guests were treated to an introduction of Taipei 101’s green credentials by the landmark tower’s Chief Operation Officer Michael Liu, who shared 101’s plans to achieve WELL building standard certification. Taipei 101 is already known for its LEED Platinum certification for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design.
The theme of this year’s anniversary was sustainability. Guests were encouraged to write down green actions individuals and businesses could take in pursuit of a cleaner and greener future. The event came to an end after Chairman Vincent Shih and Standing Vice Chairperson Andrea Wu selected and awarded six green ideas that highlighted the importance of sustainability development and environmental advocacy.
Chairman Vincent Shih with winners of the green ideas contest
AmCham members were delighted that it was finally possible for people to meet and gather to celebrate in person after two years of strict COVID-19 restrictions. Guests were served with fine food, free-flow Glenmorangie Original, and Glenmorangie Lasanta whiskeys, Californian red and white wines, all while enjoying magnificent views across Taipei’s skyline right outside the window.
AmCham Taiwan, the leading international business association in Taiwan for more than seven decades, serves the global business community and champions strong U.S.-Taiwan relations. We look forward to continuing this legacy for many years to come. Subscribe to our events newsletter to learn about future events first.