The Board of Governors recently approved some major updates to our mission statement. The “About the Chamber” page on our website now says, “AmCham works to improve the business environment in Taiwan, making it more open, innovative and prosperous for all companies that want to be globally competitive. We also serve as a vital bridge with the United States.”
What’s different? The new mission statement puts a greater emphasis on our crucial role of driving innovation in Taiwan. Our membership includes the world’s most innovative companies across the business spectrum – from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to asset management, energy, banking, and the digital economy. We serve as a platform for these companies to share information, network, and advocate for a business environment that is more conducive to innovation.
The new mission statement also stresses that we’re an international organization serving companies that want to be globally competitive. One common misconception about AmCham Taipei is that our membership only includes American companies. In fact, many of our most active member companies are from Europe or from other parts of Asia.
Finally, we still highly value our strong connection to the U.S. – Taiwan’s most important ally. We cherish our close working relationship with our friends at the American Institute in Taiwan. And we have developed deep ties with our allies in Washington, including members of Congress and senior officials in the White House. Next month, AmCham members will participate in our annual “CEO Mission to Washington,” during which we’ll have nearly 40 meetings with key influencers in the U.S. capital.
I would like to close by asking a big favor from our membership. My staff recently e-mailed a survey to all AmCham members. If you can’t find it in your inbox, please check your spam folder. The survey takes less than five minutes to fill out on your phone, tablet, or computer. It will provide us invaluable feedback about what you care about most. What kinds of events are you interested in? Are our advocacy efforts effective? What do you think of TOPICS magazine?
If you haven’t taken the survey yet, please fill it out today!
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