Rebooting the economy: investing in a new Taiwan

Taiwan recently has faced quite a few challenges including economic stagnation, and a technology sector under attack by regional competitors. Does this really mean that Taiwan is no longer a hot market for investors? Its advocates point out that it has a chip industry that powers the tech world, a population keen to pick up the latest gadgets, a world-class talent pool breaking out to set up their own companies, and more importantly, a growing venture capital class willing to support business transformation.

Senior executives from venture funds, private equity GPs, corporate and government entities discuss investing into a new Taiwan:

  • What's Taiwan's position in tech innovation across different industries? Are we getting a full picture?
  • What are the recent developments in Taiwan's venture and private equity markets?
  • What policies are in the pipeline to encourage innovation and investment? What should investors and industries expect from these beneficial moves?
  • Will international private equity continue to invest in Taiwan?
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"The conference is where public sector, LP and GP meet to unleash Taiwan potential. "

- Joseph Chan, Partner, APPWORKS VENTURE


"The AVCJ Taiwan Forum 2014 provided a superb platform for industry leaders and government officials to brainstorm for the future. It inspired candid dialogues among the attendees and injected fresh insights into their minds. A fabulous event with excellent turnout!"

- Jack Huang, Chairman, TAIWAN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND PRIVATE EQUITY COUNCIL

Keynotes

Shih-Chao Cho

Deputy Minister, MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Tien-Mu Huang

Vice Chairperson, FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY COMMISSION (FSC)

Shien-Quey Kao

Deputy Minister, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Nicky Lu

Chairman & CEO, ETRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Kurt Tong

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE...


Leading GPs and LPs confirmed are:

Joseph Chan

Partner, APPWORKS VENTURE

Chien-Yi Chang

Director, Research Division II, TAIWAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Ming Bin Chang

Deputy Director-General, INVESTMENT COMMISSION, MOEA

Cjin Cheng

EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence), 500 STARTUPS

James Cheng

Equity Partner, TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM

Richard Hsu

Managing Director, INTEL CAPITAL

CY Huang

President, FCC PARTNERS

Jack Huang

Chairman, TAIWAN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND PRIVATE EQUITY COUNCIL

Jang-Hwa Leu

Deputy Director General, Industrial Development Bureau, MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Janice Lin

Equity Partner, TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM

Calvin Lin

CEO, MACROWELL OMG DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

Haide Lui

Principal, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (ASIA) LIMITED

Steven R. Okun

Public Affairs Director, Asia Pacific, KKR

Gordon Shaw

Managing Director, Shanghai, BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA

Lai-Shou Su

Deputy Executive Secretary, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Weichou Su

Partner, STEPSTONE GROUP

Eric Sun

Senior Manager, Alternative Investments, NANSHAN LIFE INSURANCE

Sonia Sun

Partner, KPMG LAW FIRM

Paul Wang

Managing Partner, PACIFIC VENTURE PARTNERS

Bill Wiseman

Partner, MCKINSEY & COMPANY

Julian J. Wolhardt

Member & Regional Leader of China, KKR

Alex Ying

Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP

Brooke Zhou

Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Private Equity, LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS


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