Entries by AmCham Taipei

How to Innovate Breakthrough Solutions Using the Design Thinking Framework

“Design thinking” refers to a powerful methodology for identifying, clarifying, and defining customer problems and then co-creating innovative solutions for which no traditional problem-solving tool can be used. It is one of the most popular courses at Stanford University—among other institutions and companies. On May 17, AmCham Taipei invited William Zyzo, Managing Director, Z&A Knowledge Solutions […]

AmCham’s 2017 Golf Championship

On May 12, AmCham Taipei held its 2017 Golf Championship at the Kuo Hua Golf & Country Club in Beitou. With a full shot-gun start, all players teed-off promptly at 6:30 a.m., following the Texas Scramble based on Peoria format. The day was mostly cloudy with pleasant temperatures, and players were able to stay refreshed with non-alcoholic […]

HR Committee Luncheon: The Importance of Identifying Change Agents

The world’s economy is undergoing significant challenges that are deeply unsettling for most businesses. This has created an urgent imperative to adjust to the new realities of changing business models. According to employers in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the most needed skills for top talent are 1) change management skills 2) a competitive/entrepreneurial mindset. […]

Two Congresswomen Visit AmCham Taipei

Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Representative Nanette Barragan (D-CA) called at the AmCham Taipei office on May 9 during their three-day stay in Taiwan. Accompanied by Congresswoman Lawrence’s legislative aide Alex Huang, a Taiwanese-American, they met with the Chamber’s Senior Director Don Shapiro, Senior Director for Government & Public Affairs Amy Chang, and Government & […]

Greater China Committee Luncheon: Discussion on Cross-Strait Dilemmas

Prominent China scholars Harry Harding and Syaru Shirley Lin, both professors at the University of Virginia, jointly gave a presentation on “Cross-Strait Dilemmas: Challenges Facing Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, and Tsai Ing-wen” at a luncheon meeting of AmCham Taipei’s Greater China Committee on May 5. Despite Taiwan’s huge trade and investment links with China, interest […]

Leadership Meeting with AIT Chairman James Moriarty

During his latest visit to Taiwan, the U.S.-based chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, Ambassador James Moriarty, exchanged views with members of the AmCham Taipei leadership today at a breakfast discussion. The two sides discussed the relationship between the United States and Taiwan, including economic ties, as well as regional issues. AmCham leaders also briefed […]

How to Ask Great Questions

Good leaders ask good questions. The reason is simple: no leader, no matter how experienced, can solve every problem at work, assume every responsibility, and perform every task. They need their people to learn to think on their feet. In fact, the higher up the organization we move, the more important leading with questions becomes. […]

AmCham Joint Luncheon: CSR and Business Growth with Low Carbon Strategy by Green Bond

There are just only fifteen years left for keeping global average temperatures “well below” 2°C above preindustrial levels. Paris Agreement of UNFCCC, which is effective last November, will drive the transformation of doing business in a low carbon mode. The financial sector and capital market play vital roles for supporting the low carbon economy. On […]

HR Committee Seminar: Discussion on Labor Standards Act Amendment

AmCham HR Committee held a seminar on April 19, at the Westin Taipei to enhance understanding of the amended law that was enacted by the Legislative Yuan in December 2016. Liau Huei-Fang, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labor, was invited to the event to discuss details and answer questions. 勞動基準法修法說明會 – Discussion on Labor Standards Act Amendment […]

Special Event – Chemical Registration

With the upcoming requirement (Taiwan-Reach) to register of existing chemical substances in Taiwan, the industry will face new challenges. ERM/ReachCentrum has supported industry in Europe since 2008 and since 2015 in Korea on similar registration requirements. i.e. joint registration and data sharing management. On April 13, AmCham Taipei invited Willi Muenninghoff, Project Manager of ReachCentrum […]