Preface of Select Taiwan 2020 Summit
The relationship between Taiwan and the U.S. is multifaceted and deeply woven in partnerships that transcend politics and economic benefits. The Select Taiwan Business Summit’s mission is to continue nourishing and developing these partnerships and expand the broader set of opportunities that would benefit more people and businesses from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Over the past few decades, the relationship between the U.S. and Taiwan has strengthened through immigration, strong political exchanges, and favorable bilateral economic policies. These dynamics have led to increases in Taiwanese-owned business activities, particularly in the manufacturing, real estate, and technology sectors. These businesses and their owners have made significant contributions to the U.S. economy. Moreover, Taiwanese immigrants and their children are deemed models immigrants and significant contributors to American society.
Many of these immigrants moved to the U.S. in the 1970s with a lot of intellectual capital yet little financial capital. They were full of entrepreneurial spirit and since then have established products and services that offer enormous impact around the globe. Unfortunately, Taiwanese and Taiwanese-Americans are still not well-represented in the eco-political sphere in the U.S.
The Select Taiwan Business Summit is a conference platform that seeks to give voice to these quiet influencers and enable business owners and managers to exchange ideas and raise awareness of the issues and concerns Taiwanese and Taiwanese-American communities care about.
As the president of the 32nd term of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America (TCCNA), it is my duty and honor to put this vision in action and kick off the inaugural Select Taiwan Business Summit ~ the conference will be held on June 19, 2020 in Long Beach, CA at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Long Beach Convention Center.
The preliminary agenda for the Select Taiwan Business Summit is full of impactful programs. Thought leaders from both sides of the Pacific across business, political, and academic sectors will come together to share their stories and offer their mentorship. The discussions will be vibrant and luminous. We are enthusiastic that many new initiatives/relationships and future collaborations and cooperation will start to take shape. There is no limit to our impact; it is all up to our imagination and commitment.
We are also hosting a pitch competition featuring numerous new innovations by Taiwanese-Americans in various stages of business development, all competing for top prizes of cash rewards and mentorship and funding opportunities.
Come and join us next summer in LA! Boldly take that first step and start influencing the world around you. As many of you know, my TCCNA President Election campaign slogan is “Together, we can make a difference.” “Together, we can make our organization stronger!” We hope that by introducing the Select Taiwan Business Summit, we will have more people join us in years to come to help strengthen the Taiwanese business community and expand the platform for presenting innovative ideas and practices that will effectively transform and improve our community's businesses. Because there is no limit to our impact; it is all up to our imagination and commitment!