Entries by AmCham Taipei

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 […]

The Global Economic Outlook

At a joint luncheon meeting of AmCham Taipei’s Asset Management, Banking, and Capital Markets Committees on Oct. 20 at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Belinda Boa, the Hong Kong-based Managing Director of BlackRock Asset Management North Asia, gave a presentation on “Global Economic Outlook,” providing a briefing on the global BlackRock investment team’s assessment of the […]

Making Corporate Transformation Happen

What happens when a large, well-established, global corporation finds its market leadership position threated by seismic changes taking place in its industry? Microsoft recently undertook the largest and most significant transformation in its 42-year history, one that impacted every one of its 120,000 employees in more than 200 locations worldwide. On October 19, AmCham Taipei […]

Panel Discussion on Food Safety

Taiwan’s food-related scandals in recent years have aroused public attention regarding the safety and reliability of the food supply. In an effort to provide a communication platform to enhance understanding of food safety laws and regulations, AmCham Taipei’s Retail Committee conducted a Chinese-language Food Safety Forum at The Sherwood Taipei on October 17. The event was sponsored by Pfizer […]