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September 29 – October 1, 2013 – US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2013

2013 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

Event:
US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2013

September 29-October 1, 2013
Annapolis, Maryland

The US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2013 will be held September 29 – October 1, 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland. This will be the twelfth annual event in a series of ongoing conferences addressing the future of U.S. defense cooperation with Taiwan, the defense procurement process, and Taiwan’s defense and national security needs. This year, conference sessions will discuss Taiwan’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), examine the importance of credibility in sustaining deterrence, and discuss approaches and policies in support of a credible, comprehensive, and strategically relevant deterrence message. We will also examine existing systems and available capabilities that can be leveraged in support of Taiwan defense and national security objectives, as well as assess innovations and future capabilities in support of Taiwan’s national defense and as a component of deterrence.

The first conference in this series was the St. Petersburg, Florida event where former Minister of National Defense Tang Yiau-ming gave the keynote address in March of 2002. The second conference in the series was held in February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, the third in October 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fourth in September 2005 in San Diego, California, the fifth in September 2006 in Denver, Colorado, and the sixth in September 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland. Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chen Chao-min gave the keynote address at the seventh conference in the series, held in September 2008 on Amelia Island, Florida. The eighth conference was held in September 2009 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the ninth conference was held in October 2010 in Cambridge, Maryland, the tenth conference was held in September 2011 in Richmond, Virginia, and the eleventh conference was held in September 2012 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Conference Program
Keynote speakers at the 2013 conference will include senior representatives from Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense and from the U.S. government. US-Taiwan Business Council Chairman Dr. Paul Wolfowitz will serve as the conference host.

Sessions at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference feature a moderator and several speakers on the panel, and some sessions include additional commentators. Each speaker will give a short presentation on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint and expertise. Those presentations will then be followed by a moderator-led discussion among the panelists, as well as a moderator-driven question and answer period with the attendees. This format offers the maximum amount of time for exchanges among the panelists, as well as between the panel and the audience, allowing the sessions to become a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.

Registration is now open at the 2013 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference website.

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October 3-5, 2010 – US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2010

Event:
US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2010

October 3-5, 2010
Cambridge, Maryland

2010 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

2010 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

The US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2010 was held October 3-5, 2010 in Cambridge, Maryland. This was the ninth annual event in a series of ongoing conferences addressing the future of U.S. defense cooperation with Taiwan, the defense procurement process, and Taiwan’s defense and national security needs.

The first conference in this series was the St. Petersburg, Florida event where former Minister of National Defense Tang Yiau-ming gave the keynote address in March of 2002. The second conference in the series was held in February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, the third in October 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fourth in September 2005 in San Diego, California, the fifth in September 2006 in Denver, Colorado, and the sixth in September 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland. Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chen Chao-min gave the keynote address at the seventh conference in the series, held in September 2008 on Amelia Island, Florida. The eighth conference was held in September 2009 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Keynote Addresses
Keynote speakers at the 2010 conference included Nien-dzu (Andrew) Yang, Deputy Minister (Policy) from Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, Wallace “Chip” Gregson, Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, and Beth M. McCormick, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense Trade & Regional Security, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. US-Taiwan Business Council Chairman Dr. Paul Wolfowitz was the conference host.

Conference Program
Sessions at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference featured a moderator and several speakers on the panel, and some sessions included additional commentators. Each speaker gave a short presentation on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint and expertise. Those presentations were then followed by a moderator-led discussion among the panelists, as well as a moderator-driven question and answer period with the attendees. This format offers the maximum amount of time for exchanges among the panelists, as well as between the panel and the audience, allowing the sessions to become a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.

Breakout Sessions
There were three sub-sessions within Session IV. These sub-sessions included discussions focusing on each individual branch: Navy (Combat Capabilities & Trends), Army, and the Air Force (The Balance of Air Power).

Archived version of the website for the 2010 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

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September 9-11, 2007 – US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2007

Event:
US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2007

September 9-11, 2007
Annapolis, Maryland

2007 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

2007 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

The United States–Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2007 was held September 9-11, 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland. This was the sixth in a series of ongoing conferences addressing the future of U.S. defense cooperation with Taiwan, the defense procurement process, and Taiwan’s future defense and national security needs.

The first conference in this series was the St. Petersburg, Florida event where former Minister of National Defense Tang Yiau-ming gave the keynote address in March of 2002. The second conference in the series was held in February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, the third in October 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fourth in September 2005 in San Diego, California, and the fifth in September 2006 in Denver, Colorado.

Keynote Addresses
The 2006 conference featured keynote addresses from Ko Chen-Heng, Deputy Minister (Policy) at Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, by David Sedney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, and by Thomas J. Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian & Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Conference Program
Sessions at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference featured moderators and several speakers. Each speaker presented a short summary of a paper on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint, followed by a moderator-driven question and answer period. This format provides the maximum amount of time for exchanges between the panel and the audience, offering a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.

Breakout Sessions
Three sub-sessions within Session IV concentrated on each branch of the services. These sessions consisted of discussions focusing on current issues from the perspective of each individual branch, Army, Air Force, and Navy. This year, the themes discussed included Joint Offshore Defense (Air), Joint Offshore Defense (Sea), and Homeland Defense & Emergency Response.

Archived version of the website for the 2007 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference

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