32 young officials from 20 junior overseas chambers of commerce in 12 countries spanning Central and South America, North America, Oceania and Asia came to Taiwan on September 16, 2018 to take part in the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) Program for Overseas Chambers of Commerce Elite; the event was intended to promote horizontal communication between chamber of commerce officials, assist chambers nurture leaders and match overseas compatriot chamber of commerce youth and domestic companies to facilitate joint creation of business opportunities in Taiwan and overseas. As well as arranging the courses Cross-strait Relations and Development, Using Social Media Service Platforms and Procedural Rules and Meeting Moderation Skills and International Etiquette, the group visited enterprises with outstanding performance in the Taichung and Changhua area, held a business opportunity matching activity with domestic startups, and an exchange meeting at Taichung Idea Show. Also, the junior entrepreneurs visited Linkou Startup Terrace, only officially opened the day before, becoming its first group of visitors. The overall aim of this Program was, through real action, to enlist the power of new-generation youth to help promote the government’s trade and economic policies and expand international links.
Members of the Elite Program photographed with OCAC Chief Secretary Chang Liang-min
Wong Shu-hwa, Director-General of the OCAC Department of Business Affairs, explaining the origin of the Overseas Compatriot Card
Members of the Elite Program and Leaders Program photographed together with OCAC Chief Secretary Chang Liang-min
Elite Program members visited Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital