4th Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala – Nov 10 2018

4th Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala – Save the Date

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Venue: 3rd Floor Ballroom

Grand Hyatt Taipei; 信義區松壽路2號, Taipei, Taiwan 11051


Tables and Seating 

Table (10 seats) – NT $42,000
Individual seats for CCCT members – NT$4,500
Non-members – NT$4,800

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

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezhD9u6tEVvdM0y6GiJ0BhdOWUypGbeqW3alVUhWwbKo3-mQ/viewform


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 4th Annual 2018 Maple Ball benefiting the Children’s Ward at MacKay Memorial Hospital.

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, we were able to raise over NT$402,000 for children in need.

In 2017, our kind sponsors and guests helped us raise over 460,000NT for a new bone marrow transplantation ward for the Children’s Wing at MacKay Memorial Hospital.

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

What can we achieve in 2018 for children in need?

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezhD9u6tEVvdM0y6GiJ0BhdOWUypGbeqW3alVUhWwbKo3-mQ/viewform

EVENT SPONSORS



JusRegal CPA and Immigration

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Brass Monkey in Taipei

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Dinner in Taipei this year at the Brass Monkey on Sunday, October 7th, 2018. We hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Venue: Brass Monkey

Address: 
台北市中山區復興北路166
166 Fuxing North Road, Zhongshan District Taipei, Taiwan 110

Time: 5 to 8pm (Food will be served at 5:30 pm.)

Price per person:

CCCT Members NT$900 – Adults & children 12 years of age and over
Non-CCCT Members NT$1,000 – Adults & children 12 years of age and over
NT$500 – Children age 5-12
FREE– Children under 5

Register here.

Your Thanksgiving buffet meal includes:

*Cream of pumpkin soup
*Assorted salads
*Roast turkey with stuffing & turkey gravy
*Roast ham
*Cranberry sauce
*Roast sweet potatoes
*Mashed potatoes & gravy
*Green bean casserole
*Glazed carrots
*Sweetcorn / corn on the cob
*Pumpkin pie
*Chocolate brownies

Additional Kids Menu items:
*Assorted pizza
*Chicken strips
*Onion rings
*Tagliatelle Bolognese
*Vegetarian penne pasta

Your meal includes a glass of red or white house wine or beer Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Moosehead, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken or Sam Adams

*Soft drinks – No charge
*Coffee or Tea – No charge
*Drinks extra to the above included items will be charged at Happy Hour price

Persons confirming after the 2nd October for the above event will be subject to a $150 per person surcharge. Persons with special dietary needs / allergies must specify these needs at time of confirmation via our Google Form.

**You must register for this event and pay in advance for your spot due to the number of guests last year who booked space and didn’t show up for their reserved table.

Please contact us to reserve your seat and to arrange payment at info@canchamtw.com.

Register here.

Business Luncheon – Brief Introduction to the Labor Standard Act with Eiger Law – Oct 3 2018

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018; 12pm to 2pm
Venue: Canadian Trade Office in Taipei: 信義區松智路1號6樓 6F, 1 Songzhi Road. Xinyi District, Taipei,

Topic: Hiring in Taiwan with Eiger Law – A Brief Introduction to the Labor Standard Act

Price:
CCCT Members $500
Non-members $800 (Includes lunch and soft drinks)

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TS7tTqDYa0FU415IvgIbd6YDhvTPv3WmTkSZiH5kObc/

Seating is limited to 15 seats with standing room only beyond that. We expect this event to be very popular and to fill up quickly, so be sure to RSVP early to reserve a seat! (Note that people who have not reserved via the Google Form will be asked to leave their seats for those who have reserved.)

The CCCT’s Small Business Committee (SBC) invites you to attend our next presentation and discussion luncheon on October 3, 2018.

Purpose: This is a great way to understand how to start a business in Taiwan and what you need to know about hiring regulations in Taiwan. Our speakers from Eiger Law will be introducing a brief introduction to the Labor Standard Act.

Company: Eigar 
Eiger is a full-service law firm with Asia Pacific and Greater China practice strengths providing counseling and assistance in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and intellectual property matters. Eiger’s clients range from major multinationals and financial heavyweights through to SMEs across a wide range of industries. Eiger provides clients with creative and practical solutions, communicated clearly, with transparent billing practices.

Speakers: 

Jasmine Shen
Partner
 
Jasmine’s practice encompasses both corporate transactional as well as civil, criminal, and administrative litigation and arbitration. She advises clients on Taiwan law matters, including corporate governance, shareholder relations, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, employment and labor law, intellectual property protection, antitrust law, family law, bankruptcy, reorganization and general commercial contract matters.
Jasmine has represented clients in litigation and arbitration involving intellectual property rights protection, financial derivatives, corporate reorganization, labor law, family law, construction law, debt collection and general civil, criminal and administrative matters.
 
Admitted to the Bar in 1992

Nathan Snyder
nathan.snyder@eiger.law
Associate

Nathan Snyder is experienced in advising clients on employment, corporate startups, and other corporate matters. He previously served in-house with the bankruptcy department of a major U.S. financial institution.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TS7tTqDYa0FU415IvgIbd6YDhvTPv3WmTkSZiH5kObc/

Terry Fox Run in Taipei

Are you a runner or do you like to walk? Would you like to help the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan raise awareness for cancer research by participating on our CCCT Terry Fox Team?

This is a 5km run/walk that helps to raise awareness for cancer research through The Terry Fox Foundation. We would love for you to join us.

Register here to join our team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaQzjJz8H2i6R42olPYIxybvvw2ytc7ctGsvrbc9s9hhNZfw/viewform

授權單位: The Terry Fox Foundation
指導單位: 桃園市政府
主辦單位: 桃園市漢英高級中學 / 中華未來領袖育成協會 / Columbia International College Taiwan
活動日期:107年9月22日(六)上午8:00
出發地點:桃園市漢英高級中學(桃園市龍潭區中正路佳安路448號)
活動費用:完全免費
*為了讓參加路跑者能盡情奔跑,此次路跑分為5公里及10公里兩種路線
*響應終結癌症愛心捐款者致贈紀念衫一件,於路跑當日至櫃台領取。
*參加過2017年路跑的老朋友,請攜帶2017年所頒發的完賽證明書,以加註2018完賽證明戳記。
*募得的款項仍將全數捐贈于致力於癌症研究的加拿大The Terry Fox Foundation
捐款戶名:泉僑學校財團法人桃園市漢英高級中等學校
銀行:臺灣銀行 龍潭分行
帳號:226001007188

Register here to join our team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaQzjJz8H2i6R42olPYIxybvvw2ytc7ctGsvrbc9s9hhNZfw/viewform

All-Chamber Autumn Happy Hour 2018

All-Chamber Autumn Happy Hour 2018

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, September 19th , 2018, 18:30 – 21:00

VENUE: Ron Xinyi Bar & Café
No. 12, Section 2, Keelung Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110/
台北市信義區基隆路二段12號
On the corner of Keelung Road and Xinyi Road.

COST:
NT$1,100 for Pre-Registered Members and Guests (including 3 Drinks from the list)
NT$1,300 for walk-ins

The All Chamber Happy Hour this autumn will be at Ron Xinyi Bar & Café! The All Chambers Happy Hour is always well attended and it offers a great networking opportunity with the Taipei Chambers network in a beautiful and relaxed setting.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKOO6r63OxPXrFXuvvq24Irjlla7LSZKD2OzjKwQ7DsAXKkw/viewform

Menu:

  • Cold udon noodles with sesame dressing and crab
    Grilled mix vegetable
    Sweet Sour Pork
    “Mala” beef tendon
    Thai coconut curry chicken with rice
    Nuggets, Fries and Mozzarella sticks

*PLEASE NOTE Planning multi-organization events involves co-operation from all parties and guests. Your early registration allows us to give the venue attendance numbers that help with catering. All the Chambers ask that you please be sure to register for this event in advance. We thank you for this consideration.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKOO6r63OxPXrFXuvvq24Irjlla7LSZKD2OzjKwQ7DsAXKkw/viewfor

Brought to you by:

*American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
*Australia 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
*European Business Association in Taiwan

Celebration Canada 2018

Come out and enjoy Canada Day this year at Hakka Cultural Park on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Celebration Canada is the largest foreign National Day celebration in Taiwan. Come out and enjoy our 13th Anniversary Celebration Canada and celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday.

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.

Location: Taipei Hakka Cultural Park
中正區汀州路三段2號, Taipei, Taiwan 100

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

SEE YOU ALL AT CELEBRATION CANADA 2018!

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

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.