A Departing Message from Our Chairwoman Carrie Kellenberger

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Supervisors with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, we would like to thank our valued members and distinguished guests for attending the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan’s Annual General Meeting.

We would also like to thank you for your continued support and patronage to the Canadian Chamber.

This year has been another successful year for the Chamber, both in terms of activity and membership. The CCCT made great strides towards our mission objectives in 2017 and we had some huge successes in 2017 thanks to strong support from our members. None of our events would’ve been possible without their support in 2017.

We’d also like to thank the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei for their full support over the years and congratulate them on their own successes in 2017. It has been a pleasure for all of us here at the CCCT to assist the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and, in particular, I’d like to extend our sincere congratulations for their work with MOFA this year in projecting the Canada150 logo on the government building in downtown Xinyi for the first time ever.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such amazing synchronicity before outside an Olympic event.

Just as Mr. Ste Marie and his team were lighting up Xinyi with the Canada150 logo, our CCCT team was hanging the original Canada D’Eh sign at Taipei Hakka Cultural Park.

It was just one of many moments in 2017 that stood out in our minds, and we are so very grateful for CTOT’s help, support, and friendship.

I would also like to thank and acknowledge our platinum sponsors this year, including the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, the Alberta Office, Air Canada, and The Grand Hyatt Taipei for sponsoring two of our three signature events this year. These four members should be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Chamber.

Our members enjoyed a number of Chamber events because these four members were so involved with the funding of these events, especially Celebration Canada.

Just a few Canada 150 Volunteers with Director of Volunteers, Mr. Steven Clark.

The only way for us to throw a great Canada Day celebration and keep it free for the 60,000+ Canadians in Taiwan is to ensure that we have enough sponsors to help us throw the biggest Canada national day party in Asia.

Hosting an event like this is no small feat. It took months of prepping and teamwork to ensure that July 1st went off with a huge bang. (If you weren’t there for the fireworks show at the end of the night, we can assure you, it was one of our best yet!) I don’t think one person left the event without a smile on their face.

Just one of many board meetings to bring our events from us to you!

I’d like to thank our incredible all volunteer team, our Board of Directors and Supervisors for an incredible Celebration Canada in 2017. It was one of our best years to date, and it’s to these individuals that we owe our thanks, and to the volunteers on our committees who helped make our events a success.

Astronaut Scott Kelly wrote in his best selling novel Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery that:

“I’ve learned that an achievement that seems to have been accomplished by one person probably has hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people’s minds and work behind it, and I’ve learned that it’s a privilege to be the embodiment of that work.”

Truer words have never been spoken, especially when I think of our team, so thank you, Team Canada. Congratulations to every one of you who assisted with our events this year. You are incredibly dedicated and talented individuals and it was a pleasure to work with you these past two years.

In addition to our Celebration Canada event, we hosted our 3rd Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala. This annual event has supported MacKay Memorial Hospital Children’s Wing for the past three years. Funds that we earned at our 2017 Maple Ball Charity Gala went towards assisting the hospital in opening a new bone marrow transplantation ward.

Over the past three years, thanks to help from MacKay Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, we not only raised NT$460,152 for the opening of new bone marrow transplantation ward, but we also met our goal of donating over 1 million NT to the hospital over the past three years!

I’d also like to thank our main event sponsors for the Gala: our main event sponsor for the evening was Air Canada.

Northland Power, Elixir Herbary, and Il Mercato were all event sponsors for the night. We’d like to thank them for their kind sponsorship of this event, because without their assistance, this cheque and our special evening wouldn’t have been possible.

Among our other networking and happy hour events, we were also able to launch our third signature event of the year and make it a huge success thanks to our Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan committee. This was a new initiative that we undertook in 2015 and it was a roaring success for two years in a row. We already have sponsors lining up for our 3rd Annual Dragons Chamber Taiwan in November 2018.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan 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. For years, we have watched the TV show Dragon’s Den offer a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to meet and now we want to do something similar in Taiwan.

On a personal note, I would also like to thank our members and the Board of Directors for putting their trust in me for the past two years. It has been my great honor and a privilege for me to be associated with the Chamber and the good work it does in our community, The Chamber’s Board of Directors and committee members are always looking for new people to get involved and I encourage anyone who is interested and has time, to join us in this very worthwhile cause.

I never thought when I got involved with the Chamber that I would one day be at its helm, and it has honestly been one of the most positive and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. I’ll leave it to our new Chairperson to announce the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan’s new Board of Directors and Supervisors, and I promise you will be hearing from him shortly.

We welcome you to get involved with our committees in 2018 if you’d like to volunteer your time. We’re always happy to have new hands on deck and new friends helping out. Thank you so much for coming out to join us at our AGM on February 13, 2018. We wish you a a prosperous Year of the Dog and a very happy New Year Lunar Celebration with your family and friends.

Thank you once again!



Carrie Kellenberger,

Chairwoman, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan 2016-2018


This year, we are bidding a fond farewell to Ms. Shannon Watson, Co-Chair of our Membership Committee, in 2018. Shannon has served on our Board for four years. Among her membership duties, Ms. Watson has worked on all our Committees to assist the Chamber whenever possible.

We would like to thank our Lady in Red for her tireless work with the CCCT. Thank you, Shannon. We wish you well on your next adventure.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan 2017 Event Recap

On November 18th, 2017, the CCCT’s small business committee hosted the second annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event in partnership with Meet Taipei and Business Next Magazine. Read more about Business Next’s write-up on Dragons Chamber Taiwan.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan is a competition where local businesses pitch ideas, strategies, and their own business models to a panel of expert judges. By participating in this event, local entrepreneurs are able to make connections with other business executives while also receiving valuable insights from experts in operating businesses in Taiwan.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan is open to a wide range of small businesses including, restaurants, start-ups, consulting companies, education, professional services, design, import/export, manufacturing, or any other organization — as long as they have a legitimate business model.

This event is especially useful to the foreign community here in Taiwan, as starting a business abroad sometimes poses many challenges. Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan essentially provides a forum for business executives to attract attention to their business, while also gaining new insights and perspectives about how to advance their strategies and business models.

This year’s Dragons (the judges) came from a variety of business backgrounds providing valuable commentary and thought-proving questions to this year’s contestants.

The Dragons were: Kelvin Sun – Vice President of WI Harper Group; Revital Golan- founder and CEO of Anemone Ventures; David Bostwick – Director of Trade and Investment at CTOT, and Elias EK- co-founder and CEO of Enspyre.

This year the Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan had five teams participating in the competition:

 MemePr  is an artificial intelligence marketing platform connecting enterprises with top global marketers. By using a computer robot, they are able to quickly and efficiently connect businesses to marketing influencers.

With partnerships in the United States, China, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, and more, MemePr strives to save their members time by connecting business to these major global marketing networks.

Eatsmart is a company whose mission is to help busy people eat healthy on the go. By providing wholesome lunch boxes, their clients can select various menus to fit their dietary needs and goals.

Eat Smart’s chefs are trained in France and they offer a diversified menu specializing in European cuisine. Furthermore, the ingredients are locally sourced in Taiwan to ensure that the food is fresh upon delivery.

Woodpecker Learning provides a platform where the user can interact with online content to enhance language learning. This platform is designed for both teachers and students to make learning a language more engaging and practical.

It is also geared towards advanced learners who want to have a better understanding of digital content that is originally geared towards native speakers.

On this application users can learn English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese with lessons in Russian to be offered in the near future.

KP Kitchen Taiwan is the place to buy familiar Western cooking and baking DIY kits. In Taiwan many home cooks struggle adjusting to small and cramped kitchens and also finding familiar ingredients for the recipes they love.

KP Kitchen has solved this problem by providing DIY sets for making recipes such as brownies, muffins, cakes, breads, and more!

The best part is that all of these recipes are tested and adopted to be made in toaster ovens or other appliances that are common in Taiwan. KP kitchen also offers delicious spice mixes which are all produced locally with love.

 My Room Abroad is a platform that connects international student to certified landlords.

Finding an apartment in a foreign country can be difficult for students, so My Room Abroad aims to alleviate this problem by providing a one-stop website where clients can search for their room and pay deposits and rental fees online.

My Room Abroad originated in Taiwan, and they are looking to expand to other countries in Asia.

All of the teams labored arduously  on their presentations and they engaged in thoughtful discussion while answering some tough questions from the dragon judges. However, only one team could finish as the first place winner.

This year the grand prize was awarded to Woodpecker Learning, with second prize to Eat Fresh, and third prize to My Room Abroad. The KP Kitchen and MemePr teams were also awarded prizes for their efforts.

In an interview with Peter Sutton from Woodpecker Learning, he provided some valuable insights for those interested in participating in next year’s Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan.

I came here just in the audience last year, and it was very interesting and  I enjoyed it. So I would definitely recommend anyone who has a business to come. Even if they think they might not win, it is a great venue to promote your product, and it is a great way to get experience.

Peter Sutton also provided a comment on how he felt to win first place at the 2017 Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event.

There were some interesting people in the audience today, both from the point of view from the education sector and also from the point of view of investing. So we would like to follow up with them for partnerships. And I think it is going to be good publicity to win this, and hopefully people will download or app.

On behalf of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, we would like to give our thanks and appreciation to everyone who made this event such a success. First, a thanks to our Gold Sponsors: FutureWard, JusRegal, Anemone Ventures, and Musa Trademark who all donated prizes for the top contestants.

Also we would like to thank our Silver sponsors for their contributions: DDG, Geber Brand Consulting, and  Pachuco.

Finally, we would like to thank the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei for partnering with the CCCT to make the 2017 Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan a tremendous success.

We hope to continue to see more small businesses come and compete in Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan in 2018!




Taiwan’s V-Men Charity Run Against Gender Violence

Come run with Canadian Trade Office in Taipei | 加拿大駐台北貿易辦事處 (CTOT) and the Canadian community in Taiwan at the V-Men Charity Run against gender violence on November 25!

Inspired by the global White Ribbon Campaign, which began in Canada in 1991, Taiwan’s V-Men Charity Run is organised annually by the Garden of Hope to demonstrate men’s support for an end to gender violence.

The V-Men run is not just for men, but is open to all genders and all ages. We encourage Canadians and friends in Taiwan to come out and join us. You can run 5K, 10K or 21K.

You’ll find more details below. If you are interested, please register at the link provided (Mandarin only) by October 27.

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 06:00-11:00 (run starts at 07:00)

Where: Zhongzheng Riverside Park, New Taipei City

Groups: 5k, 10k, 21k (no age limit for 5k and 10k, age 16+ for 21k)

Registration is open until October 27, 2017: <http://bao-ming.com/eb/www/activity_content.php?activitysn=2518>

More information: learn more about the V-Men campaign at <http://vmen.goh.org.tw/>

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!

VA VA VOOM Selfie Lattes


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.


Health And Wellness For You And Your Business

Conscious Entrepreneur and Leadership

with Gabriele Seewald

Friday, April 14th, 2017

7pm to 9pm

Venue: NAKED FOOD, Taipei

No. 22-1, Lane 160, Section 1, Xinsheng South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100


NT$500 for CCCT members (includes dinner)

NT$700 for non-CCCT members (includes dinner)

Register for the event here.

You must register for this event.
No-shows will be charged for this event.

You must give 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid being charged for this event.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan invites you to attend the following event:

People are working longer hours than ever before with work-related matters increasingly stealing our valuable leisure time. This hectic way of life, for many of us, is an unmitigated negative, and we need to find new ways to be successful while taking care of ourselves and our business.

The more you work, the more stressed you get and the less time you can take for yourself. The less time you take for yourself will reflect in your business.

As you become more stressed out trying to meet the demands of today’s incredibly demanding work culture, it not only starts to affect your own life, but the lives of your colleagues and your clients, and ultimately, your business.

How do we learn to look after ourselves in an increasingly complicated and plugged in world?

Unlock the potential of your own well-being and the well-being of your staff by showing them how to lead a better quality of life through an invigorating session by Gabriele Seewald, High-vibrational food by Naked Food Taipei and an EQ-based networking at NakedFood Taipei’s beautiful organic restaurant in Taipei.

We welcome you to join us and learn.

Conscious Entrepreneur and Leadership with Gabriele Seewald is about bringing awareness to what truly drives you, your decisions, your actions and ultimately the results you create: your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions and how these directly affect your energy (vibrational frequency of your body) and hence the reality you create.

Einstein already said:

Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you will get that reality. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

This means that if you want a healthy, thriving business and organization, you need to be healthy and thriving yourself first and vibrate on that frequency.

We cordially invite you to join us on Friday, April 14th for an evening dinner and presentation to explore, experience and find out more about how conscious entrepreneur and leadership can benefit yourself and your business.

Our invitation includes:

  • High-vibrational Food – the basis for raising your consciousness by raising your vibration – by Taipei’s finest Raw Chef Prashantha Lachanna of NakedFood
  • An interactive session with practical exercises facilitated by Gabriele Seewald, Founder of Rejuvenate – a Taipei-based Consultancy focused on working with Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Teams of Companies on Conscious Entrepreneur and Leadership, sustainable and integrated Well-Being and EQ-Development: Co-Founder and Director of Community Engagement of The Alinea Leadership Academy, a Taipei-based 21st Century Grade 1-12 World School
  • Time for facilitated EQ-based networking – EQ-based networking is the ability we have to use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from and manage our relationships with other people.

Dinner Menu

*cheese crostini
*jicama ceviche (tapas portion)
*raw almond bread
*a slice of pizza


Event Partner 

Sustainable and Holistic Well-Being for People, Organizations, Planet


NAKEDFOOD serves contemporary raw, vegan cuisine with an emphasis on big flavours and playful combinations.

Raw food leaves you feeling energized and invigorated.

Please Register Here for the Event! 

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


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:


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

2017 Annual General Meeting and New Year Party

Dear Members and Friends of Canada,

The Board of Directors and staff of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (CCCT) would like to wish you a happy and healthy 2017!

We are pleased to announce that the CCCT will be holding the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 19th. It is our honor to extend an invitation to you to attend our AGM:

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Location: MacKay Room, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT); (6F, No.1 Songzhi Rd.)
Cost: Members-Free; Non-Members: NT $600 (Don’t worry, if you’re not a member yet, or if you need to renew, you can do so at the AGM!)

Register for the AGM here! 

We appreciate the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei for its continuing support to the CCCT and for hosting the CCCT’s AGM in their MacKay Room once again.

2016 has been an extraordinary year for the CCCT as we were able to continue to build our membership and to hold signature events with great success. The 2016 Celebration Canada was very well attended; and with strong support from the CTOT and the MacKay Memorial Hospital, the 2nd Annual MacKay Charity Gala — celebrated jointly with the CTOT’s 30th Anniversary — was a memorable evening for all of our guests.

The CCCT Small Business Committee and the Business Luncheon Committee continued to see strong growth. Looking into 2017, as Canada celebrates the 150th Birthday, the CCCT is planning for more exciting events to celebrate this special year. The CCCT welcomes you to attend the AGM to find out more!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Celebration Canada volunteers—the event wouldn’t be successful without our great volunteers and countless hours of hard work!

Refreshment and drinks will be served. We hope all members and friends of the CCCT can come and join us!

We look forward to seeing you there. Please don’t forget to mark your calendar!

Register for the AGM here!

2017 Directors and Supervisors Nominations

**Note that the current CCCT Directors and Supervisors were voted into a two-year position by our members at our 2016 AGM when CCCT voting members approved the updates to the Articles of Association.


  1. Carrie Kellenberger, Reach To Teach Consultants
  2. Jenny Kuo, Joyear Construction
  3. Jean Christophe Guedon, HESS International
  4. John Kellenberger, Reach To Teach Consultants
  5. Anthony van Dyck, O3 Fitness Taiwan
  6. Miriam Smith, Dolls Model
  7. Shannon Watson. Quantum International
  8. Josh Yang, Able International


  1. David Bostwick, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
  2. Leo Seewald, Blackrock
  3. Kenny Peng, PE PharmEng International


  1. Jenna Robinette, Meimeiwawa Multimedia
  2. Brandon Thompson, ADOGA
  3. Augustine Chen, JP Morgan


2016 CCCT Committees

Business Lunch Committee
Chair: Anthony van Dyck
Committee Members: David Bostwick, Shannon Watson, Augustine Chen

Celebration Canada Committee
Chair: Miriam Smith
Committee Members: David Bostwick, Anthony van Dyck, Leo Seewald, Carrie Kellenberger, Brandon Thompson, Steven Clark

Cemetery Committee
Co-Chairs: Anthony van Dyck and Pierre Loisel (Sr.)
Committee Members: Leo Seewald, Pierre Loisel Junior

Communication Committee
Chair: Carrie Kellenberger
Committee Members: Jenna Robinette, Anthony van Dyck, Augustine Chen

MacKay Gala Committee
Chair: Jean Christophe Guedon and Jenny Kuo
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, David Bostwick, Leo Seewald, Shannon Watson, and Kenny Peng

Membership Committee
Chair: Jean Christophe Guedon and Shannon Watson
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger

Small Business Committee
Co-Chairs: John Kellenberger and Josh Yang
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, Jenna Robinette,  Joe O’Brien, Sean M. King, Alex Chun-Long Chen

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan
Chair: John Kellenberger
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, Jenna Robinette, Elias Ek, Sean M. King, Alex Chun-Long Chen, Miriam Smith


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

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.