It’s common knowledge that Taiwan entrepreneurs own or manage some of the most successful businesses in prosperous regions of China.
In January this year, Austrade and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) jointly ran supply chain seminars for Taiwan entrepreneurs in Hangzhou and Tianjin. The idea was to make sure Taiwan enterprises in China have ready access to quality, competitive and innovative Australian goods and services.
Thirty Taiwan business leaders attended the Hangzhou event and 15 the one at Tianjin.
With extremely positive feedback from participants and new business links established, Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner at Taipei, Martin Walsh, rated the seminars an outstanding success. Martin acknowledged the outstanding contribution of Mr Anker Hung, Vice Chairman of the ATBC, who persuaded so many busy and successful Taiwan business leaders to take part.
The two supply chain seminars were part of the program agreed under a special 2014–15 Austrade-ATBC Partnership, under which more can be achieved for ATBC members and Austrade clients than either organisation could manage on its own. Ross Maddock, Chairman of the ATBC, said “This was a great example of a clever concept, quality Austrade implementation and high level Australian public-private sector teamwork.”
Some of the Participants at the Hangzhou Supply Chain event in January 2015 (Photo courtesy of Austrade)
Table 1 Anker Hung and Martin Walsh (Photo courtesy of Austrade)