Taiwan-U.S. business forum at UWM to look at energy infrastructure challenges amid climate change

MILWAUKEE _ Energy infrastructure problems in the face of climate change pose challenges both in the United States and abroad. The search for solutions also opens up opportunities for collaboration between higher education institutions, government entities and private companies to advance research and address workforce needs.

UWM, in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, is hosting the Taiwan-U.S. Business Forum in the Midwest on the UWM campus to discuss issues related to energy infrastructure and climate change.

The event will take place 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the ballroom at the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Reporters are invited to cover the forum.

Johnson Chiang, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Chicago, will deliver opening remarks, along with UWM Chancellor Mark Mone and Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

They will precede two panel discussions, which will include state representatives from Illinois and Wisconsin and leaders of Taiwanese companies based in the Midwest. Click here for more information about panelists scheduled to attend.

The forum will provide a venue for policymakers, industry professionals and academic researchers to discuss potential solutions to challenges in areas like energy production, distribution, usage and storage in light of climate change.

Panelists will also discuss the role of higher education in addressing workforce needs and advancing innovation. The event will conclude with a networking opportunity over lunch for attendees.

The forum is free and open to all on campus and in the community, though those interested in attending are asked to register by Nov. 11. Reporters do not have to register in advance.

The event is also sponsored by the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago and MMAC.

Contacts: Chia Vang, UWM vice chancellor of diversity, equity and inclusion, vangcy@uwm.edu, and Eugene Shu, director, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, yjshu@mofa.gov.tw