Panels & Furniture Asia Nov/Dec 2018

16 IN PERSON N ew opportunities are presented in Southeast Asia as the U.S. actively wage trade wars with China. Despite all that, people are still optimistic about the Vietnam timber market. In September, we sat down with Mr Calon K.L. Hsu, chairman of Taiwan Timber Industries Association as well as chairman of Taiwan Timber IMPT & EXPT Association, and director of Taiwan Furniture MFG. Association, to probe his insight into the Vietnamese market. As one of Taiwan’s first entrepreneurs to place roots in the Vietnamese market, Mr Hsu shares not only about his industrial experience, but the future direction that he is striving for too. THE “FURNITURE KINGDOM” Mr Hsu became chairman of Taiwan Timber Industries Association four and a half years ago and is a member of the Taiwan Timber Industries Association and Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers' Association for more than two decades, which showcases his wealth of industry knowledge and experience. FROM TAIWAN TO VIETNAM: MR CALON K.L. HSU'S INSIGHT INTO THE INDUSTRY CHANGES By Wendy Wei Mr Calon K.L. Hsu, chairman of Taiwan Timber Industries Association, is also the chairman of Taiwan Timber IMPT & EXPT Association, and director of Taiwan Furniture MFG. Association. Mr Calon K.L. Hsu, Chairman of Taiwan Timber Industries Association

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