Entries by AmCham Taipei

Cultivating Authentic Confidence

How can you help your people discover what is showing up in their interactions with others? How can you be certain that what they have identified is helpful? Most importantly, how do you guide them once they have identified an area that needs improvement? William Zyzo, Managing Director of Z&A Knowledge Solutions, addressed these questions […]

The Dismal Science Got a Bit Cheerier at AmCham’s Economic Outlook Event

While economics might be called “the dismal science,” on November 17 AmCham Taipei members were treated to a lively presentation and discussion by a decidedly charming economist – Chen Shin-hui, assistant research fellow at the Center for Economic Forecasting, part of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER). Chen’s major role at CIER is to […]

2017 Annual General Meeting

AmCham Taipei held its Annual General Meeting on November 21 at the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel. Members and guests gathered to vote for the upcoming year’s Board of Governors and changes to the Chamber’s Articles of Association. More than 160 AmCham Taipei members and guests attended the event, including chief executives and senior management-level […]

A Visit to Logistic Republic – Taiwan’s Most Modern Logistics Solution

AmCham Taipei members and staff spent a fun and informative afternoon exploring Taiwan’s most innovative and modern logistics hub. Although Taiwan is one of the most trade-dependent economies in the world, its exports and imports often pass through warehouses that are poorly designed, of substandard condition, or even illegally constructed. Taiwan’s small size means that […]

“Chicago”: The 2017 American Ball

The 2017 edition of the always much-anticipated American Ball, co-organized by AmCham Taipei and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), took place October 28 in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Taipei. Guests enjoyed the room’s dazzling Chicago-themed décor provided by the Feng Ze Design Center, crowd-pleasing entertainment routines devised by the VMJ […]

Ramifications of the New Southbound Policy

Since taking office in 2016, the Tsai administration has promoted its New Southbound Policy as a key element in stimulating the Taiwan economy and providing Taiwan with more international space. What does the policy entail? Will this new direction compromise business investment in China? How will the government assist Taiwan’s corporates to expand their business […]

AIT/W’s Norris Calls on AmCham

During his first visit to Taiwan since taking his current position in September 2016, John J. Norris Jr., Managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Washington office (AIT/W), met with AmCham Taipei governors and senior staff on October 26 at the Chamber’s Lincoln Room for an exchange of views on U.S.-Taiwan economic relations. Norris […]

U.S. Permanently Authorizes APEC Business Travel Card

Following successful lobbying by APCAC (the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce), the U.S. Congress recently passed legislation to permanently authorize the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC). Aimed at facilitating business travel for U.S. citizens and government officials engaged in verified business in the APEC region, the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card enables access […]

Strategic IP Considerations on Industry Innovations in the Digital Era

Cloud-fueled digital transformation is driving innovation, touching every individual and industry, in what some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Companies around the world are racing to transform their business and succeed in the new digital age, or else face the risk of disruption. AmCham Taipei’s IP&L Committee invited Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President & Chief […]