2019 March Business Seminar

20th ANZCham Sundowners Anniversary Special

"Reflecting the Past and Looking to the Future"

 Friday 22 March, 5.00 ~ 6:30 pm 
Marco Polo Lounge, Shangri-la Taipei

5:00pm             Registration and Networking Drinks 

5:15pm             Business Seminar (panel discussion followed by Q&A)      

6:30pm             Sundowners commencement

9:30pm             Sundowners official conclusion 


To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sundowners, the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (ANZCham) will host a business seminar reflecting on the last two decades of business relations between Taiwan and Australia, New Zealand and where the next two decades will take us. The panel will be moderated by Ms Eliza Chui, Deputy Representative and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian Office, to moderate the discussion!

About the Speakers


Dr. Dennis Hu

President, Foundation for Commerce & Culture Interchange (FCCI), Taiwan.

Director General, International Cooperation, Taipei Computer Association (TCA), Taiwan.

Dr. Hu has initiated and joined several business and industry cooperation programs and activities with China, India, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brazil, USA, and he was invited to join ADOC 2.0 CSR Office for shortening digital divide and creating digital opportunities in the APEC region and was invited to join the Foundation for Commerce & Culture Interchange (FCCI) for promoting the international cooperation of the new wave of smart++ applications across industries. In addition, he was a frequent judge and speaker on technology innovation and Start Up venture activities including iAwards Australia, Contest of APEC Accelerator Challenge, APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Contest, InnoVEX/Computex Taipei, and so forth.


Founder and CEO of JRIS Education

Jris has been known as an innovative entrepreneur with extensive international education export experience. Jris has led his business for over 20 years. With offices operating in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Brisbane, Melbourne and Tokyo. The business has assisted tens of thousands international students to study in Australia and has won 2008 ANZCham Australia-Taiwan Business Excellence Award.



Erica Chiu

Meat & livestock Australia

Business development manager – TAIWAN

Erica joined Meat & Livestock Australia Taiwan office in November 2011. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned, not-for-profit organization that delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia's red meat industry.



Robert Lee

Fantasy Travel Service Co., Ltd.



Mr Lee's work experiences include directorship in Taipei Association of Travel Agents and Travel Quality Assurance Association R.O.C.; Chairman of Taiwan Travel Elite Club and The Association of Tour Managers. He opened his company in 1990 and has since received several recognition, including:   
● Contribution Award from Certified Travel Councilor Association R.O.C. – 1995, 1996
● Contribution Award from Taiwan Visitors Association – 1999
● Appreciation Award from Travel Quality Assurance Association R.O.C. – 1998
● Contribution Award from The Association of Tour Managers. –2003, 2004


   2018 November Business Luncheon

“Global trade friction: what does this mean for us?”

 Thursday 8th November, 12.00 ~ 2.00 pm
2F, Grand Hayatt


Our speaker Charles Finny interpreted latest developments in the trade tensions between the United States, China, Europe and Japan and explain what this might mean for New Zealand and Taiwan.

About the Speaker

Charles closely follows this rapidly moving field for his New Zealand and international clients at the Wellington based government relations consultancy Saunders Unsworth where he is a Partner. Charles is an experienced trade negotiator and diplomat having worked from 1982 to 2005 in the Prime Minister’s Department, the Department of Trade and Industry and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He moved to the private sector in 2005. He is a former Director of the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office in Taiwan and Deputy Head of Mission in Beijing. He helped negotiate the early stages of the New Zealand FTA with China and he was lead negotiator on ANZTEC (the trade deal between New Zealand and Taiwan). Charles Chairs the New Zealand Taiwan Business Council, and Education New Zealand. He also serves on the Board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

    2018 September Business Luncheon


“Opportunities in the Renewable Energy sector

and innovations in financing”

 Thursday 6 September, 12.00 ~ 2.00 pm
Shangri-La Far Eastern Hotel, North South Gate, B1

With the significant investment potential of renewable energy in Taiwan and Asia more broadly, there are significant opportunities for investors, contractors, consultants and financiers. As this market matures, we are seeing innovation in technology which is driving operational and cost efficiencies, and making renewable energy a viable alternative to thermal power. We are also seeing innovations in financing, driven by investor demand and banks pivot to financing businesses that prioritise sustainability.


Quinton Kong of Macquarie Capital will provide an overview of the renewable energy market in Taiwan, and present on the landmark Formosa 1 offshore wind farm project. Stella Saris, Director, Energy & Infrastructure of ANZ Bank will highlight different business models in renewable energy and innovative ways the sector is being financed (beyond green bonds). 

About the Speaker

Stella has 15 years’ banking experience in Institutional Banking at ANZ and held a number of specialised finance roles in Singapore, London and Melbourne. She has been based in Singapore since 2009 with regional responsibilities include formalising the business strategy for the utilities and infrastructure sector for Asia, stakeholder engagement, transaction origination and coverage of utility companies and financial investors. She has extensive transaction experience in advisory and lending in the renewables and utilities sector, including infrastructure, in countries such as Taiwan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Vietnam, Qatar, Australia and the United Kingdom.