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Taiwan E-Services Business Leaders to Visit the U.S.

The American Institute In Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to announce that Minister Tsay Ching-Yen and Minister Lin Chia-Cheng, will jointly lead a delegation of E-Services business leaders to the United States. The mission has been organized by the Commercial Section of AIT to maximize exposure to meaningful Information and Technology (IT) related applications and solutions in Greater Seattle, Philadelphia, Greater Newark, and Washington, DC. The National Information and Communications Initiative Committee of the Executive Yuan, the Research & Development and Evaluation Commission of the Executive Yuan, the Washington State Office in Taipei, and the Taipei Computer Association are all supporting this mission.

The delegation represents a high-level cross-section of Taiwan's technology sector, including prominent decision-makers from public organizations, quasi-governmental organizations and private-sector technology firms. Private sector participants are drawn from industry leaders in the areas of logistic services/solutions, financial services and banking, network services, systems integration, E-Business, information security, retailing, and IT manufacturing.

Taiwan is a leading information technology producer and is the world's leading producer of an impressive array of information technology products. Many of Taiwan's key IT players are shifting resources to E-Services and are seeking U.S. suppliers and technology partners. The purpose of the mission is to familiarize qualified Taiwan firms with U.S. technology and expertise, to seek suitable products or technologies to distribute or represent in Taiwan, to help participants better understand new IT technology trends and applications, and to facilitate strategic alliances, business partnerships and joint venture activities in Taiwan.

The delegation will visit U.S. high-tech firms leading the development of E-Services technology and related applications (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, HP); small and medium high-tech firms; as well as leading academic R&D institutions and professional associations active in the E-Services arena. The delegation plans to depart on September 7 and will spend three days in the Greater Seattle area. The delegation will then move on to Philadelphia and the Greater Newark area and visit Washington, DC before returning to Taipei.