Introduction to CCCT 2017 Committees
The CCCT has established specific committees to address various aspects of the Chamber’s aims and objectives. Our committees are headed by CCCT Board Directors and Supervisors and are comprised of CCCT members that are interested in assisting the Chamber with its objectives. The best way to get involved with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan is by serving with us on one of our committees.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan is an all-volunteer organization. Our Board Directors and Supervisors generously give their time, energy, and financial assistance to the CCCT to help our organization run successful events each year.
On average, each Director and Supervisor puts in a minimum of ten hours per work with the CCCT on top of their regular jobs. During large events like Canada Day and our annual MacKay Charity Gala, it is not uncommon for our committee members to put in 15-20 extra hours per week.
If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with Ms. Judy Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Luncheon Committee
Committee Chair: Mr. Anthony van Dyck
Committee Overview: The CCCT has been organizing successful business lunches for over a year now, with a wide variety of speakers and a full range of topics. If you’d like to contribute to the committee, as a speaker, or to help arrange speakers, get in touch!
2017 Committee Members: Anthony van Dyck, Augustine Chen, and Shannon Watson.
Committee Co-Chairs: Mrs. Carrie Kellenberger and Ms. Miriam Smith
Committee Overview: The Celebration Canada committee is put together to organize and execute the Canadian chambers largest yearly event, Canada day. With the help of our amazing sponsors, this group of people dedicate endless hours of planning to bring you a great day of outdoor festivities and fun each year.
The Celebration Canada Committee is open to recruiting new committee members.
2016 Celebration Canada Event Coverage
June 15, 2016 ET Today – 加拿大國慶節6/25台北登場 「騎野牛」冠軍有免費機票
June 15, 2016 Focus Taiwan – Canada Day celebrations in Taipei to showcase food, art and culture
June 16, 2016 China Post – Aboot Time – Taipei Canucks Celebrate Canada Day On Saturday
June 2016 China Post – Celebrating Canada Begins
2017 Celebration Canada Event Coverage
2017 Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, Judy Chen, David Bostwick, Brandon Thompson, John Kellenberger, Miriam Smith, Leo Seewald, Steven Clark,
Stephen Hepples and Joe O’Brien.
Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan Committee
Committee Chair: Mr. John Kellenberger
Committee Overview: Taiwan has a vibrant and growing startup scene. In 2015, Taiwanese companies received a total of USD440 Million in venture capital. However, it is still hard for entrepreneurs to raise the seed money they need to get started. It is even harder if you are a foreign entrepreneur with fewer family around and basically no chance to borrow from the bank.
Dragons’ Chamber works to bridge the fundraising gap for entrepreneurs who need to raise up to NTD5 million. The initiative takers to this event are experienced foreign entrepreneurs who have lived in Taiwan for many years and who understand the challenges of fundraising.
2016 Dragons’ Chamber Event Coverage
November 2016 – Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan – Interview with Business Next Magazine
Tamsui Foreign Cemetery Committee
Committee Co-Chairs: Mr. Pierre Loisel, Sr. and Mr. Anthony van Dyck
Committee Overview: The CCCT has stewardship of the Foreign Cemetery in Tamsui, a historical cemetery with “residents” from many nations. We try to organize monthly cleanups in the spring and summer, and bi-monthly cleanups in the colder months.
Tamsui Foreign Cemetery Event Coverage
August 2014 Focus Taiwan – Foreigners help care for century-old cemetery in Taiwan
2017 Committee Members: Pierre Loisel, Sr. and Anthony van Dyck
Committee Chair: Mrs. Carrie Kellenberger
Committee Overview: The aim of the Communications committee is to facilitate communication between the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan and the public. This includes CCCT website information and social media pages. The Communications Committee also facilitates communications through the Chamber committees.
2017 Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, Jenna Robinette, Judy Chen, Josh Yang, and Staff Reporter Caroline Hosey
Committee Co-Chairs: Mr. Jean-Christophe Guedon and Ms. Jenny Kuo
Committee Overview: The MacKay Gala Committee is a dedicated group of members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce along with participation of the MacKay Memorial Hospital. The committee is focused on raising funds through sponsorship and organizing the event so it will be a great evening and help a worthy cause.
The 2017 MacKay Gala committee’s purpose is to organize the details and the fundraising for the CCCT’s 3rd Annual MacKay Charity Gala to raise money for the MacKay Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Ward.
This event is the 2nd largest event on the Canadian Chamber’s annual calendar and celebrates the impact that Canadian George Leslie MacKay had on Taiwan. Through this event the Chamber hopes to maintain and build upon the strong historical and cultural ties between Taiwan and Canada.
2017 Committee Members: Jean-Christophe Guedon, Jenny Kuo, David Bostwick, Kenny Peng, Brandon Thompson, Shannon Watson, Judy Chen
Committee Chair: Mr. Jean Christophe Guedon and Ms. Shannon Watson
Committee Overview: The aim and objective of the Membership Committee is to attract new members to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan as well as to retain current membership.
2017 Committee Members: Jean Christophe Guedon, Shannon Watson, Carrie Kellenberger, Judy Chen
Small Business Committee
Committee Chair: Mr. John Kellenberger and Mr. Josh Yang
Committee Overview: The SBN’s mission is to support, inform, and offer networking opportunities to small business owners in Taiwan.
The SBN is celebrating its one year anniversary in August 2016 this year. The committee has organized several small business events for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs as well.
2016 SBC Event Coverage
August 2016 Taipei Times: Art As A Business in Taipei
2017 Committee Members: John Kellenberger, Josh Yang, Alex Chun-Long Chen, Joe O’Brien, Jenna Robinette, Miriam Smith