William Greenwalt, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, and Ko Chen-Heng, Vice Minister of Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, will deliver keynote addresses at the US–Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2006. This event, hosted by the US-Taiwan Business Council, will take place September 10-12, 2006 in Denver, Colorado.
The conference focuses on strategic US-Taiwan defense cooperation, government/industry partnerships, and Taiwan’s future defense and national security needs. Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President of the Council, said, “We are delighted to have DUSD Greenwalt – whose office ensures that DoD policies stimulate competition and innovation in the industries supporting defense – speak at the conference. DUSD Greenwalt offers a unique perspective on U.S.-Taiwan defense industrial cooperation and its role in the development of an indigenous Taiwan defense industry.”
Hammond-Chambers added, “We are honored to have Vice Minister Ko speak at the conference. His views and insights on Taiwan’s current and future defense policy, expanding Taiwan’s defensive capabilities by increasing defense spending up to 3% of GDP, and building bi-partisan support for a comprehensive national security policy, will be both valuable and timely.”