TAIPEI, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — More than 25 of the region’s top private equity investors, together with senior government officials in Taiwan, will address the most pressing issues in boosting Taiwan’s economic and investment growth during the upcoming AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum on 20 November 2014. Total assets under management (AUM) in Asia from the participating funds is $USD42.6 billion ($NT1,293 billion), according to AVCJ database.

Taking place at Westin Taipei, the forum has an unrivalled speaker line-up led by keynote speakers Shin-Chao Cho, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Kao Shien-Quey, deputy minister of the National Development Council, and Nicky Lu, chairman and CEO of Etron Technology. Other heavyweight speakers include Julian J Wolhardt, member and regional leader of China from KKR; Alex Ying, managing director from The Carlyle Group; Paul Wang, managing partner of Pacific Venture Partners; and Ming-bin Chang, deputy director-general of the Investment Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs. They will join panel discussions featuring topics of Taiwan’s investment overview, M&A and industrial consolidation.

Composed of 10 thought-provoking sessions, the forum also covers popular topics including venture capital’s revitalisation, sovereign investors’ views on alternative assets and developing the limited partners’ community in Taiwan. Addressing these topics are senior executives from Intel Capital; AppWorks Ventures; Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan; StepStone; Nanshan Life Insurance; and more.

"The AVCJ Taiwan Forum is an ideal platform to promote dialogue and mutual understanding between private equity investors and their counterparts in business and government here in Taiwan," said Allen Lee, the publisher of Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ). "We have seen substantial progress in many aspects since our conference last year on 3 Sep and hope this year’s event will stimulate further changes going forward."

The organiser, the Asian Venture Capital Journal, has been the leading information provider on Asian private equity, M&A and venture capital for 27 years and the organiser of the global AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum series with conferences in Australia, Japan, mainland China, India, South Korea and the US, as well as the UK. (Corporate site: