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The 2014 AVCJ Taiwan Forum was held on 20 November and brought together around 250 delegates from across the region for a day of mind-provoking discussions and presentations.

The forum opened with keynote speeches from Shih-Chao Cho, deputy minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Tien-Mu Huang, vice chairperson of the Financial Supervisory Commission. Other distinguished keynote speakers included Kao Shien-Quey, deputy minister of the National Development Council; Kurt Tong, principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs of the US Department of State; and Nicky Lu, chairman and CEO of Etron Technology.

Aiming to become an effective communication platform for policy makers and industrial players in Taiwan, the forum gathered high-calibre speakers from companies including Baring Private Equity Asia, FCC Partners, Intel Capital, KKR, Pacific Venture Partners and the Carlyle Group, as well as senior government officials from the Investment Commission, MOEA; the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA; and the National Development Fund.

Featuring two successful entrepreneurs in Taiwan's technology sector, the CEO dialogue successfully addressed the topic of how Taiwan could leverage its existing entrepreneurial culture to spark innovation.

The conference attracted top domestic and international investors, including 500 Startups, Asia Alternatives, Blackstone Group, Cathay Life Insurance, China Development Industrial Bank, CTBC Financial Holding, Fubon Financial, HarbourVest Partners, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Nan Shan Life Insurance, Ping An of China, Siguler Guff & Company and more.


"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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