CCCT’s 3rd Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, in partnership with MacKay Memorial Hospital and in cooperation with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, is honoured to host its 3rd Annual 2017 Maple Ball. Join us as we celebrate the long history between Canada and Taiwan and help us raise money for those in need.

The purpose of the CCCT Maple Ball Charity Gala is to raise money for MacKay Hospital’s Children’s Ward. In 2016, through the generosity of our kind sponsors and guests, we were able to raise over NT$402,000 for children in need. 

Through this event, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan helps MacKay Memorial Hospital continue to give back to the people of Taiwan.

Venue: The Grand Hyatt’s 3rd Floor Ballroom

Time: 6:30pm to midnight

Tables and Seating 

Table (10 seats) – NT $40,000
Individual seats for CCCT members – NT$4,200
Non-members NT$4,500

Please contact the CCCT’s Executive Secretary Ms. Judy Chen at info@canchamtw.com for sponsorship opportunities, further information about our charity gala, and payment details.

We are also looking for items to include in our Silent Auction and to our Raffle Prize List with all proceeds going to MacKay Hospital’s Children’s Ward. If you would like to support us in this way, we would be very happy to hear from you. ‘Tis the season for giving.

 

CANADA 150 – Celebration Canada at Hakka Culture Park

Come out and enjoy Canada’s 150th Canada Day Celebration on Canada Day this year at Hakka Cultural Park on Saturday, July 1st, 2017.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Canada only turns 150 years old once!

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A FESTIVAL OF CANADIAN DELIGHTS IN TAIWAN

Celebration Canada is the largest foreign National Day celebration in Taiwan. Come out and enjoy our 12th Anniversary Celebration Canada and enjoy celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary on Canada Day in Taiwan!

CCCT’s Celebration Canada attracts thousands of visitors each year. You don’t need to be Canadian to enjoy Celebration Canada.

People of all nationalities are invited to join in and help us commemorate Canada Day, which occurs on July 1st each year in Canada.

Celebration Canada is a FREE full-day festival that offers a diverse range of live entertainment, delicious ethnic and regional food, and multi-cultural activities for participants of all ages and nationalities.

Our line-up of live Canadian and Taiwanese musicians, bands, and line dancers will be onstage and ready to entertain you by 1pm. The day’s festivities conclude at 9pm with our annual fireworks show.

With over 8,000 people in attendance in the past three years, you’ll want to make sure you arrive early to grab a spot in front of the stage.

This year, we are changing things up and we’ll have lots of new ideas and activities for everyone to enjoy. Since Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, we are expecting Celebration Canada 2017 to be our biggest year yet. We are aiming for 10,000 attendees and we hope you will come out and enjoy the day with us!

From entertainment and sports to food and beverages, you’re sure to enjoy what we have in store for you during Celebration Canada.

Canada Day in Taiwan 2016

We have several bands lined up this year for your entertainment, including our All-Star Canadian Band, Tony Taylor and the Rockits and many more.

Our vendors will be offering up tempting treats, plus Canadian specialities such as poutine, Canadian beer, wine and spirits, and popular regional cocktails like Bloody Caesars.

Our Bloody Caesars sell out every year, so get there early if you want to enjoy a Caesar or two. We know that they are going to sell out fast this year!

This is a family-friendly event with lots of things for the kids to enjoy. Put your hockey skills to the test at our Hockey Booth. Have your face painted or get a Canadian temporary tattoo to show your Canadian pride.

We’ve added a lot more attractions to this year’s celebration in order to make sure you have the best Canada Day celebration in Taiwan you’ve ever experienced on Canada’s 150 Birthday. We are introducing new games and activities, with lots of opportunities to win some great prizes from our sponsors.

We will see you there!

Celebration Canada Tattoo Stickers

Celebration Canada volunteers at the tattoo sticker booth in the Kids Zone

Celebration Canada volunteers at the face-painting booth in the Kids Zone.

Celebration Canada volunteers at the face-painting booth in the Kids Zone.

 

CCCT Business Lunch: Clean Energy Roundtable – March 9, 2017

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Thank you for your interest. This event is obviously a hot topic and we regret to inform you that we have no space left. Now that we know how much interest we have in this subject, we will look at hosting another event shortly. Stay tuned.

The fight against climate change has seen huge growth in renewable energy over the past decade, both in developed countries and developing ones. In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen announced the country’s energy plan to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025.

With this ambitious plan in place, renewable energy has gained its significance and momentum in Taiwan. It is thus our honour and privilege to welcome you to attend the CCCT Business Lunch: Clean Energy Roundtable as a DISCUSSANT on Thursday, 9 March, at the Grand Hyatt Taipei at 12pm.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (CCCT) jointly with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) and Northland Power are proud to present a business lunch with our special guest Mr. John Brace, the CEO of Northland Power, and his distinguished team.

We believe that your invaluable participation would further enhance mutual understanding on topics of global and regional concerns. We sincerely look forward to having you with us for the roundtable discussion on 9 March. Below are the details of the CCCT Business Lunch: Clean Energy Roundtable:

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Date: Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Time: 12pm-2pm
Venue: Drawing Room on Second Floor, the Grand Hyatt Taipei (2 SongShou Road, Taipei)

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CCCT’s Executive Secretary, Ms. Judy Chen at info@canchamtw.com

Yours sincerely,
The CCCT Team

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan: Venture Capital and Angel Investor Workshop

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan

Venture Capital and Angel Investor Workshop:

How to Secure Funding for your Business in Taiwan

www.dragonschambertaiwan.com

Wed March 8, 2017 7:30pm


UPDATE: SOLD OUT as of FEB 21st at 2:50pm.

**Contact info@canchamtw.com if you’d like to be involved in our next Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan workshop.


Location: Enspyre Headquarters, 12F, #181 Fuxing North Road, Taipei City

Tickets: Free

RSVP: Required

Are you interested in learning how to find and land venture capital or angel investor money for your business? Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan, which is hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, is an annual start-up competition focusing on foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan.

The CCCT and its Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan Committee is teaming up with Elias Ek of Enspyre, to present a series of workshops this year that are aimed at helping entrepreneurs navigate the maze of securing funding for their ventures.

For the first workshop in the series, we have invited actual venture capital investors, angel investors, and foreign entrepreneurs who have successfully secured funding from these sources, to come in and discuss the real-world nuts and bolts of finding and securing funding for a business. If you currently have a new business or are planning to start one, you will definitely want to take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear from industry experts and people who have successful landed funding.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan's Dragons' Chamber Taiwan

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan Speakers:

Kelvin Sun – Senior Associate at WI Harper Group

WI Harper Group focuses on early- and expansion-stage investments in companies with significant operations in China. The firm invests primarily in information technology, medical technology, healthcare services and clean technology. They seek to invest in technology-driven companies at early, early growth and expansion stages. WI Harper has invested in several companies founded by foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan.

Nick Budden – Co-Founder of Vectr

Vectr is a free, collaborative, vector graphics editor, for both web & desktop. After traveling the world as a freelancer for 3 years, Nick decided that Taiwan was the right place to create his own company. Armed with funding from US investors, Vectr began building a team in Taiwan. Vectr is a free, collaborative, vector graphics editor, for both web and desktop.

Sean Moss-Pultz – CEO of Bitmark  

Enabling digital ownership of every type of data Moss Pultz has lived in Taiwan for over a decade and is now the CEO of Bitmark. In 2016, Bitmark raised USD1.7 Million from various investors, including WI Harper. The company enables ownership of every type of digital data, be it digital art, personal health location data, or a digital trust of your digital wealth.

Tero Aalltonen – Founder and CEO of Augmenta 

Augmenta develops AR solutions for smart-glasses. Originally from Finland, now based in Taipei, Tero is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the high tech industry, having worked in various capacities over the years, from engineering to sales, and from startups to industry heavyweights. Augmenta has already secured two rounds of venture capital funding, and is currently working on a third round of funding.

 

A Message From Our Chairwoman Carrie Kellenberger

Dear Members and Friends of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan,

Thank you for your support.

2016 was an incredible year for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. It was a busy and transformative year for us from May 2016 onwards, as we had a few key players leave our team this year to move on to other adventures.

Carrie Kellenberger - Chairwoman Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan

I am proud of what the CCCT accomplished in 2016. Canada Day 2016 was a great success, and our 2nd Annual MacKay Charity Gala for MacKay Memorial Hospital doubled in size. We raised over $10,000CDN for the hospital and we celebrated the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei‘s 30th Anniversary in Taiwan.

This year, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce stepped up its game in the small business and foreign entrepreneur communities in Taiwan by hosting its first ever Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan, an event that is geared towards Taiwan’s vibrant and growing start-up scene.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan 2016 helped to bridge the fundraising gap for entrepreneurs who needed to raise up to NT$5 Million to start their businesses. We’re pleased to announce that four out of the five teams we worked with this year received assistance from angel investors and from other individuals who were interested in these new and innovative ideas from our foreign community through our Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event.

We would like to thank Business Next magazine, Meet Start-Up Taipei, and Elias Ek for working with us on our mission, and our plans are proceeding for our 2nd Annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan.

Meanwhile, we are continuing our hard work with the CCCT’s Small Business Network to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with industry leaders in Taiwan, and we started 2017 with some excellent lunches hosted by our Business Luncheon Committee, including a well-attended luncheon with Mr. Pierre Loisel Sr., a proud Canadian and a legend in Taiwan.

We are also making great strides with the CCCT’s dedicated Membership and Events Committees that are hard at work to bring you even better events in 2017.

2016 truly was a year to remember, but we know that 2017 is going to be even better!

For example, in 2017, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at Taipei Hakka Culture Park. We hope to see you there!

Our event planning team for Celebration Canada 2017 began meeting in November 2016 to ensure that this is our biggest and best Canada Day celebration ever. We have a number of new surprises in store for you at Taiwan’s largest outdoor foreign national day event in Taiwan.

I would like to thank you, our valued sponsors and members.

I’d also like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation towards our all-volunteer Board of Directors, Board of Supervisors, and their hard-working committees. These individuals generously donate their time, money, and energy into making the CCCT the success it is today. Without these key players, the CCCT would not be what it is today.

As the Chamber has grown and changed over the years, it has become even more important to work and plan together with common goals and a united leadership.

We recognize and appreciate those who have shared this vision, created these goals, and led the efforts that our CCCT community currently enjoys. We have much more in store for you, so please keep an eye on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan‘s website or give the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan’s Facebook page a ‘like‘ to show your support for Canada and Taiwan. Follow our Events calendar for upcoming events. We promise, we have much more in store for you in 2017.

It is my honour and pleasure to serve as Chairwoman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan and its governing body for 2016 through to 2018. It is my great privilege to be walking in the footsteps of those who have made the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan into what it is today.CCCT

Please help us to make 2017 an even greater success.

All the best,

 

Carrie Kellenberger

Chairwoman, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan

AmCham/CCCT Joint Technology Committee Luncheon – Dec 9, 2016

Opportunities and Challenges of Building Open Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT)

AmCham/CCCT Joint Technology Committee Luncheon

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 
12pm-2pm
The Grand Hyatt Hotel, 3F Terrace
Venue: The Residence, Grand Hyatt Taipei
2F, No.2 SongShou Road, Taipei, Taiwan/ 台北市松壽路2號
COST:
NT$1,400 for Members & Guests AmCham Taipei and CCCT members only
NT$2,000 for guests
HOW TO REGISTER:  Register here for the event!

 

In the near future, millions to billions of small sensors and actuators will be embedded in real-world objects and connected to the Internet forming the Internet of Things (IoT). The basic premise of the IoT is that everyday objects or devices can sense their environment, collect information, and communicate and interact with each other.

The changing nature of smart, connected “things” is disrupting value chains and will force organizations to rethink and retool nearly everything they do internally in order to stay competitive.

For example, progressive cities around the world are using IoT to transform themselves into smart cities, and changing how we live, work, and play. In this talk, Dr. Liang will present the opportunities and challenges of building smart cities with IoT.

Dr. Liang will firstly introduce the Internet of Things from a data perspective, its value chain, its potential applications, its opportunities and challenges, and its vision and trend in the future.

Dr. Steve Liang will be visiting Taiwan on invitation by the Ministry of Interior to deliver an IoT workshop at the 15th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) World Conference in Taipei. AmCham is honored to have Dr. Liang share his insights with our members during his Taiwan visit.

Dr. Steve Liang

Associate Professor, University of Calgary in Canada

Dr. Steve Liang is a professor and entrepreneur. Steve is an associate professor at the University of Calgary in Canada. Dr. Liang’s goal is to design and deploy Internet of Things platforms to make our world a better place. Dr. Liang is a world-leading researcher on IoT interoperability, i.e., the ability to integrate heterogeneous IoT systems into a coherent IoT platform.

For example, Dr. Liang is the rapporteur of United Nation’s ITU-T SG11/Q12 on IoT test specifications and the editor of Open Geospatial Consortium SensorThings API standard. Dr. Liang is also the founder and CEO of SensorUp, a world leading geospatial Internet of Things platform. SensorUp empowers developers to build applications that connects with everything in the world. For example, SensorUp is working with US Department of Homeland Security to use IoT technologies to make the next generation first responders more protected, more connected and fully aware.

NOTES

To cancel without penalty, written cancellation must be received by AmCham and CCCT 24 hours before the event, or else full price of the event will be charged. Expense for any guests invited by an AmCham or CCCT member will be billed to the member’s account directly. Membership is on an individual basis. Non-member can only attend at non-member price. 

Register here for the event!

All Chamber Winter Happy Hour 2016 – Dec 8, 2016

Come and celebrate the last All-Chambers event of 2016 with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on the third floor’s The Residence. Entrance is on the 2F. This exciting venue has a large terrace overlooking Taipei 101.
Join us and spend your evening surrounded by delicious food, great people, and a gorgeous night view of Taipei City. We have a lovely indoor area and an outdoor area with seating that overlooks Taipei 101.

Guests are required to sign in at the Reception Area on the 2F and walk up to the 3rd floor leading to The Residence.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016 
18:30-21:00
The Grand Hyatt Hotel, 3F Terrace

Venue: The Residence, Grand Hyatt Taipei
2F, No.2 SongShou Road, Taipei, Taiwan/ 台北市松壽路2號
COST:
NT$1,100 for Members & Guests (includes 3 drinks on the list)
NT$1,300 for walk-ins

Register for this event here.

Included in your entry fee: Three free beverages (wine and beer) and a selection of fine foods, such as finger sandwiches, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, Virginia ham or sour dough bread, and more. For hot dishes, enjoy Tandoori chicken skewers, sun-dried tomato and olive quiche, fried shrimp bean curd and pan-fried turnip cake. The Carving Station will be serving will include roasted chicken with herbs and mustard at the carving station.

The evening will be topped off with a selection of desserts including: tiramisu, vanilla Napoleon, New York cheesecake and fresh fruits with freshly brewed coffee, tea and herbal infusion.all-chamber-fall-happy-hour-popup-cafe

Always well attended, the All-Chamber Winter Happy Hour is a great chance to connect with the Taipei Chamber network in a beautiful and relaxed setting.

 

Please be sure to register for this event.

*PLEASE NOTE: Planning of multi-organization events involves co-operation from all parties and guests.
Your registration allows us to give the venue appropriate attendance numbers that help with catering. All the Chambers thank you in advance for this consideration.
Brought to you by
American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan
European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan
Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Taiwan
German Trade Office Taipei
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan

The CCCT’s Small Business Committee (SBC) invites you to attend our Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event.

Date & Time: Saturday, November 19th 2:30pm – 4:30pm

The event will be part of the Meet Taipei Start-up Convention at Taipei Expo Dome.

This event will take place on the Pink Stage from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Venue: No. 1 Yumen St., Zhongshan District, Taipei City
台北市中山區玉門街1號

Admission: $500 NT – Please sign up at: http://www.accupass.com/go/dragonschambertaiwan OR purchase tickets directly from CCCT Dragons’ Chamber committee members: John Kellenberger, Elias Ek, Josh Yang, Sean M. King, Carrie Kellenberger and Alex Chen-Long.

Contact info@cancham.tw to find out how to reach our committee members for tickets.

Note that tickets are normally NT$1,000. Your ticket gets you into all of the events and presentations on Saturday, November 19th, including Dragons’ Chamber.

Taiwan has a vibrant and growing startup scene. 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 will work 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.

Are you an entrepreneur ready to enter the Dragon’s Chamber, and make that big pitch for your idea? Then this is for you!

At Dragon’s Chamber Taiwan, the aim is to provide a forum for entrepreneurs to share their business ideas in the hopes of connecting with the right people to help them turn their ideas into a reality. The event is open to a diverse range of business models, from low-cost technology start-ups, to restaurants, consulting companies, professional services, design, import/export, light manufacturing, or anything else at all – as long as there is a legitimate business plan.

Our Application Submission Deadline to pitch your idea and present to our Dragons is now closed, but you can still join us by coming to watch how the event unfolds.

We have five excellent teams that have been coached, prepped, and are ready to present!

Organized by:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan
CCCT’s Small Business Committee
Elias Ek of Enspyre
Reach To Teach Recruiting
Business Next Magazine

Event Sponsors:

Our event sponsors have kindly donated the following prizes to the three best teams.

  • JusRegal – 50% of business registration for a new company
  • FutureWard – 3 months of co-working space membership (Futureward)
  • Enspyre – 3 months of phone answering service for B2C or $30,000NT gift card for B2B to reach Taiwanese customers

 

2016 Pride Parade with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) is proudly marching in this year’s Taipei LGBT Pride Parade to celebrate our diversity. As a staunch supporter of the CTOT, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan will also be marching to show our support for the LGBTQ community in Taiwan and in Asia.

Taipei’s Gay Pride Parade is the largest Pride Parade in Asia, with thousands of supporters flying in from all over Asia to attend. This event attracts thousands of local supporters and guests from abroad each year. With close to 70,000 in attendance, Taipei’s Pride Parade serves as a colorful reminder to show respect for sexual diversity and equal rights to everyone.

The parade starts at the Presidential Building at Ketagalan Boulevard, and typically follows the same route each year. The whole event takes around two hours, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you.

To participate or for more information, please contact our Executive Secretary, Ms. Judy Chen at info@cancham.tw. 

 

MacKay Charity Gala

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan cordially invites you to attend our 

2nd Annual MacKay Charity Gala

Date: September 24, 2016

Time: 18:30-Midnight

Venue: The Grand Hyatt Hotel

Contact us by completing our Registration Form for this event.  

Table: NT$38,000
Individual seat (CCCT Member): NT$3,900
Individual seat (Non-member): NT$4,300


The annual MacKay Charity Gala is the largest formal event of the year hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. The event is run in partnership with the MacKay Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei to raise money for the hospital.

It is a celebration of the strong links between Canada and Taiwan dating back more than 100 years when Dr. George Leslie MacKay first began his missionary work in Taiwan.

In 2015 more than 220 people joined the event which included wonderful food, live music, an opera performance and lots of new friends and memories.

In 2016, we expect the event to be even bigger as the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Come help us to celebrate this milestone with the Executive Director of the CTOT, Mario Ste-Marie along with many other representatives.

The MacKay Memorial Hospital is one of the most well-known and respected private hospitals in Taiwan. Its long standing service to the people of Taiwan have made it a great beneficiary.

Come out for a good cause. With your support the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will continue to be an active player in the Taiwan community.

Table: NT$38,000
Individual seat (CCCT Member): NT$3,900
Individual seat (Non-member): NT$4,300
Contact us by completing our Registration Form for this event. 

Are you interested in sponsoring our event? 

We are looking sponsors that would like to have their name associated with a high profile charity event. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at info@cancham.tw. We look forward to hearing from you!