During this talk, Ms. Helen Peterson, the Commercial Section Chief at AIT, will share her insights on the advocacy efforts AIT can undertake on behalf of American Firms (and their partners) in Taiwan.
The U.S. Government Advocacy Center, based in the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., coordinates U.S. government interagency advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. exporters bidding on public-sector contracts with overseas governments and authorities.
The Advocacy Center helps to ensure that U.S. companies have the best possible opportunity to compete abroad. The assistance is varied but often involves working with companies to communicate their commercial interests to foreign governments and authorities, typically in a competitive bid contest. Since its creation in 1993, the Advocacy Center has helped hundreds of U.S. companies — small, medium and large enterprises in various industry sectors — to win contracts across the globe.
Advocacy Center representatives are also assigned to five Multilateral Development Banks (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Asian Development Bank) to assist and advocate on behalf of U.S. firms when they compete for Bank tenders.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Helen Lindsay Peterson
Commercial Section Chief, American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei
Helen Peterson arrived in Taiwan, at the end of July 2018, to take up the position of Commercial Section Chief at the American Institute in Taiwan in Taipei. Her previous Commercial Service assignments included the U.S. Embassies in Prague, the Czech Republic; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea as well as the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, where she covered southwest China. Peterson was also assigned to Washington, D.C.
Peterson began her career at the State Department and served in Washington, D.C.; Taipei, Taiwan; and Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Commercial Service, Peterson held executive level positions in the private and public sectors in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore for seventeen years. She had worldwide responsibility for the positions that she held.
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