Calendar of Events
The DOIS invites veteran industry experts and representatives, as well as U.S. businesses that have invested in Taiwan, to share their insights into Taiwan’s business and investment climate, and their experience in this regard. The DOIS also invites representatives from key industries in the United States to conduct in-depth discussions. Details of the roadshow arrangements are as follows:
U.S. East Coast: Sept. 15, 2021, 8 PM (Eastern Daylight Saving Time)
U.S. West Coast: Sept. 22, 2021, 5 PM (Pacific Daylight Saving Time)
★ Language: English
Taiwan and the United States maintain close economic and trade relations. The U.S. is Taiwan’s second largest trading partner, while Taiwan is the U.S.’s 10th biggest trading partner. Due to spillover from the China-U.S. trade dispute, Taiwan’s exports to the U.S. have sharply increased. In 2020, Taiwan-U.S. bilateral trade reached US$91 billion, and cumulative FDI between the two sides surpassed US$47 billion. Canada is also an important North American economic and trade partner to Taiwan, and the two sides have in recent years engaged in close cooperation in a range of fields such as ICT, electric vehicles, clean energy, and healthcare.
Taiwan has among the world’s most important industrial clusters in the fields of semiconductors, panels, machinery, communications devices, electronic materials, and auto parts. Our industry thus has the critical mass needed to quickly accommodate the manufacturing capabilities of foreign companies that invest in Taiwan, which shortens the time it takes to advance from product development to commercialization. In order to seize upon next-generation industrial development opportunities, the Taiwan government in recent years has identified the so-called “5+2” innovative industries and the “Six Core Strategic Industries” as deserving of special development support. In addition, our government is easing regulatory restrictions on industrial innovation and talent recruitment in a bid to attract talent and innovative forces from around the world (including the US and Canada) to locate in Taiwan.
Over the past couple of years, amid the changing global economic and trade landscape and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the restructuring of global supply chains has accelerated. Taiwan, with its comprehensive industrial clusters and longstanding key role in global supply chains, has served as the best and most trusted partner for foreign enterprises. Responding to the evolving international situation and next-generation industrial development trends, Taiwan continues to optimize its investment environment, while also actively working to attract foreign firms to the island for developing innovative technologies and expanding business opportunities in 5G, AIoT, new generation automobiles, green energy, and smart medicine.
With the rise of the digital economy in the post-pandemic era, and with Taiwan’s close economic, trade, and industrial ties with the U.S. and Canada, the Department of Investment Services (DOIS) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs organizes online roadshows to promote Taiwan’s industrial development, investment environment, and investment opportunities. The purpose of these roadshows is to help American and Canadian companies grasp industrial trends in Taiwan and position themselves through partnerships with Taiwan industry for next-generation business opportunities.
Registration is now open for EXIM’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, September 21st – 23rd. Companies with 500 or fewer employees qualify for the Small Business Rate of $150 for the three-day event.
This year’s theme, “Building Back Together,” will emphasize how collaboration between industry and government can fuel economic recovery for U.S.-based companies. A small business track is being developed that will focus on practical strategies and tactics for implementing a successful exporting strategy. “Hear from your Peers” will feature business owners who embraced exporting and the impact it has had on their companies’ operations and the bottom line.
Topics under development for breakout sessions include:
- Small Business – a Big Deal for EXIM! An interactive discussion with established small business customers on how they achieved success in exporting with the support of EXIM.
- Buyer financing for capital equipment sales – a forum to explore how EXIM’s medium-term loan guarantees assist U.S. exporters in securing financing for foreign buyers of U.S. made products.
EXIM 101 – an overview of EXIM trade finance solutions for businesses and projects of all sizes.
Prop. 65 Clearinghouse is proud to present our 16th Annual Prop. 65 Conference. Due to continued COVID-19 uncertainties and variants, the conference will be virtual again this year, so you can experience it from anywhere—you don’t even have to leave your home or office!
We are still working on finalizing this year’s program, below is an outline of what to expect this year.
Pre-conference classes will discuss:
• How OEHHA Regulates Prop. 65.
• Key Litigation that has shaped Prop. 65.
Plenary Panels will discuss:
• Updates to the Prop. 65 Online Warning regulations and issues they pose for businesses.
• Regulatory and legal updates concerning Acrylamide in Food Products.
• Explore how to ensure products comply with Prop. 65 throughout the Supply Chain.
• Challenges Small Businesses Face Complying with Prop. 65.
Breakout Panels will discuss:
• Implications of Prop. 65’s proposed regulations regarding Cannabis and THC in products.
• Prop. 65 Regulations: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities for Regulators.
• The divide between businesses and environmentalists over What Prop 65 has Accomplished.
Last year’s feedback from sponsors, attendees, and speakers was overwhelmingly positive. Over 250 businesses, trade associations, attorneys, and regulators are expected to attend the one-day virtual gathering.
Early Bird Discount expires at midnight on Friday, August 13 – Register Today!
The rates are as follows:
Regular Attendee $750
Government Employee/Student* $150
Early Bird Discount** -$100
Late Bird Fee *** +$200
*This rate is reserved for government employees and students only. You will be required to email a valid government or student I.D. to email@example.com
**The Early Bird Discount is available through 8/13/21
***The Late Bird Fee is applied starting 9/20/21
Detailed information available at: https://buildexpogreece.com/en/homepage-en/
The leading trade fair of the construction sector in Southeast Europe, Build Expo Greece, will be held in Athens, Greece, on October 15-17, 2021.
Architects, Interior Designers, Building Consultants and other professionals of the construction sector looking to source quality building materials for their projects
will have the opportunity to meet with the a large number of companies exhibiting a wide range of products at the trade show.
An attractive hosted buyers program is offered to eligible international buyers. For more information please visit: https://buildexpogreece.com/en/visitors/hosted-buyers/
Los Angeles is home to United States’ largest county economy, with an annual GDP of over $707 billion. With 88 fantastic cities and over 100 unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County, investment opportunities here are unrivaled throughout the nation. In fact, FDI Cities Magazine ranked Los Angeles 5th in the world for return on foreign investment. More than 18 million consumers live in the five counties that make up the Greater Los Angeles Region, establishing the area as one of the United States’ largest and most attractive marketplaces for every business type. Over 10,300 foreign- owned enterprises have already selected Southern California as their U.S. landing pad, with more selecting Los Angeles each week.
As international companies enter a new market, they often struggle to find the right local partners to integrate into this complex region. The needs of international companies are unique, and a holistic strategy must be carefully developed to navigate business channels and discover the right opportunity in Los Angeles. This is the essence of the Select LA Investment Summit. Select LA provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.
Through matchmaking technology and over four hours of networking, Select LA offers the perfect environment to create and foster new relationships with individuals who are responsible for turning a conversation into an investment opportunity. Just as important as a connection is understanding the local processes and protocol to ensure successful transactions, which is why we gather state and local government officials in addition to private businesses.
The World Trade Center Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation are delighted to jointly host the summit, presenting an array of opportunities to match international investors with local partners, such as table exhibits, one-on-one interactions, plenary panels and breakout sessions led by local and international executives.
The International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) are forging ahead with preparations for the 12th edition of the World Chambers Congress, which will take place in one year in Dubai, from 23-25 November 2021.
Preparations for the 12th World Chambers Congress are moving forward at a determined pace. With only one year remaining until the event, ICC and DCCI are working together to identify session speakers, finalise the agenda, and coordinate logistics to ensure a productive experience for all participants.
Under the theme “Generation Next: Chambers 4.0”, the Congress will address how technology is reshaping the future of global trade. Representatives from business, government, civil society and chambers of commerce will unite in Dubai to learn how chambers can navigate the ever-evolving conditions of global trade and remain relevant to their local communities. The event will provide chamber leaders with an opportunity to share best-practices, participate in cross-industry dialogues and discuss solutions that will address existing challenges.
Detailed information available at: https://aite.gr/en/
An important international tourism fair, the Athens International Tourism & Culture Expo, is going to take place in Athens, Greece, on November 25-27.
Visiting the trade show presents the opportunity to professionals of the international tourism industry to meet with representatives of hotels, travel agencies,
conventions & conferences venues, business travel services, alternative tourism agencies, archaeology & religious tour operators etc. of the Greek tourism sector.
An attractive hosted buyers program is offered to eligible international tour operators and travel agents. For more information please visit: https://aite.gr/en/b2b-meetings/hosted-buyers/