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2016 AREAA Taiwan Trade Mission Attendee Page

Welcome 2016 Taiwan Trade Mission Delegates!

On behalf of the entire committee, we would like to offer you our warmest welcome to the beautiful island of Taiwan (R.O.C – Republic of China); formally known as Formosa (the beautiful island). Please check this page regularly for updates and developments with the trip.

Important Items

  • Daily Schedule: Click here to download the program schedule.
  • Hotel Room Accommodation: Click here to view the hotel rooming list.
  • Check List: Click here to download an one-page check list for your trip to Taiwan.
  • Promotional Items: If you wish to further advertise by inserting items or flyers into totes bags that will be distributed, please feel free to notify Agatha,, for more details and arrangements. All promotional items must be approved prior to distribution.
    • Promotional items or flyers inside the bag: $100
    • Promotional items or flyers on display table: $50

Additional Information 

  • Optional Tours: Why Medical Travel in Taiwan. Click here for more details (or visit:
  • What to Bring: Business cards, light jacket or sweater for the evening/night, compact umbrella.
  • Weather: Spring begins from March, and is the best time of the year to visit Taiwan, as the weather is pleasant and cool. Average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (58 °F) and 18 °C (65 °F).
  • Clothing: It generally feels warm during the day, and wearing a long-sleeve shirt is enough. At early morning and evening a coat or a sweater is needed. Carrying an umbrella is recommended.
  • Passport: We advise to make at least one copy of your passport to bring along with you. Please provide your passport number to May Ma (, travel agent, for insurance purpose.
  • Visa: U.S. Citizen, no Visa needed for Taiwan.
  • Printer to Translate Your Business Card in Taiwan:
    ASIA PRINT (Taiwan) 1F, 102
    Houkang Street, Shilin, Taipei Taiwan
    TEL: +886-2 2882 6748
    FAX: +886-2 2882 6749

Recorded Third Attendee Video Conference

To view the third attendee briefing, please click here or the link to view the recording:

This link will expire on Friday, March 30, 2016
Password: #AREAATaiwan (case sensitive)

Recorded Second Attendee Video Conference 

To view the second attendee briefing, please click here or the link to view the recording:

This link will expire on Friday, March 30, 2016
Password: #AREAATaiwan (case sensitive)

Recorded First Attendee Video Conference 

To view the first attendee briefing, please click here or the link to view the recording: 

This link will expire on: Friday, March 30, 2016
Password: #AREAATaiwan (case sensitive)

We suggest you download Fuze if you do not already have Fuze installed on your computer.

We look forward to getting to know you on the trip!

Warmest Regards,
Vicky Silvano, AREAA National Chair
Jessica Ye, International Committee Chair
Cindy Wu, Trade Mission Chair
Joanna Hsu, Trade Mission Vice Chair
Michelle Lee, Cultural Advisor
Laura Tang, Committee Member
Meiling Lee, Committee Member
Chad Creech, Committee Member
Agatha Bung, Committee Member

2016 AREAA Leadership Summit


State of AREAA
Succession Planning
Technology Workshop
Global and Luxury Summit
A List
Marketing and Events
Event Budget and Planning
Sponsorship Toolkit
China North America Summit
Community Outreach
Default Services
Governance BOD Meetings


Please join the 2016 AREAA National leaders for a 2 day summit in sunny southern California! Meet with and hear from the 2016 National Leaders about their goals and vision for the year. Hear about the planned national events and network with chapter board members from across the country. This annual event is free for all AREAA local and national leaders. Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot!


Click here to download the program.

Day 1: Feb 4th
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM AREAA Foundation
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM International
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Quicken Loans Focus Group
11:00 AM to  12:30 PM Global and Luxury Summit
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Executive Board Meeting
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM National Board Meeting
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Reception

Day 2: Feb 5th
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Meeting Day 1
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM AREAA San Diego Event (Click here to learn more)

Day 3: Feb 6th
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Meeting Day 2
1:00 PM to  2:30 PM Chapter Development
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Members Services
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Luxury
Click here to see the 2015 program.

Hotel Reservations

To book your room please click here or call the Hard Rock Hotel at (877) 344-ROCK (7625) and be sure to mention you are with AREAA. The hotel rate is $239 per night and is available for both Thursday (2/4) and Friday (2/5) nights. This hotel discount will expire on January 11, 2016. Rooms space is limited please book early.

If you wish to stay longer the group rate will be honored three (3) days before group arrival and three (3) days after group departure based on availability.


The Hard Rock Hotel is located about 5 miles/ 15 mins from the SAN (San Diego International) airport. For shuttle service options please click here.


Parking is available at the rates below.

Overnight: $45
Event: $20

Self parking is not available.

About Hard Rock Hotel

There’s something electric about being in the middle of it all. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego puts you in the limelight with chic accommodations just steps from downtown and the famed nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter. Whether you’re here to catch a game at PETCO Park (located just one block away) or attend a corporate event at the San Diego Convention Center (right across the street), we’ll take you there.

But we’re so much more than a great location. Our award-winning service and stunning event venues amp up any occasion, with group packages that make your attendees all VIPs. And you can live it up without ever leaving the hotel—try a jam session in your suite with our complimentary Sound of Your Stay® service, or mouthwatering sushi at world-famous Nobu, and rooftop cocktails at Float rooftop lounge. Indulge your body at our full-serviceRock Spa, or free your mind with a stress-crushing workout in our 24-hour fitness center.

It’s your stay—how hard do you wanna play?

February 4, 2016 8:00 am to February 6, 2016 5:00 pm – San Diego, CA
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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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