The Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Orange County (TCCOC) and its junior chapter (TJCCOC) organized a "Taiwan Business Expo" on the afternoon of November 11th with the goal to promote business exchanges between Taiwan and the United States and to introduce Taiwan to the local community. The event was conducted in a bilingual format, attracting young entrepreneurs to join, facilitating business discussions, and promoting and showcasing unique aspects of Taiwanese culture.
TJCCOC President Wendy Hu first delivered a welcome speech to thank the chamber members for their support in organizing a successful event. She was delighted to see many new faces at the venue and thanked the members for bringing new friends to participate in the activity. President Hu described the TJCCOC as a platform for fostering connections among young entrepreneurs. She encouraged everyone to get to know each other and join the TJCCOC to establish broader networks and explore business opportunities. She also presented certificates of appreciation to the attending VIPs, expressing gratitude for their support and assistance on behalf of TJCCOC.
Director Bey-ru Hsiao of the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (Santa Ana) delivered her remarks to express her gratitude to the TJCCOC for their dedication in promoting youth business exchanges and Taiwan-U.S. commercial activities. She also introduced the Overseas Community Affairs Council's dedicated webpage for overseas compatriot businesses, where young entrepreneurs can access relevant business opportunities and learning resources, including the i Compatriot Card online, which can be applied online.
TJCCOC invited local young entrepreneurs to set up booths, offering opportunities for participants to engage in mutual exchange and share business insights. The organizer also provided abundant prizes for the attendees. At the Yiya Formosa cultural village, the young entrepreneurs got to enjoy Taiwanese cuisine such as spring rolls and stir-fried noodles, and also enjoyed many classic Taiwanese night market games like ring toss and shooting marbles. Later on, there were guided tours by experts, leading everyone through the Garden Walk shopping pavilion, and introducing the current layout, which includes a bowling alley, escape rooms, and specialty stores. The participants also learned about plans for the ocean-themed space on the first floor, including the upcoming addition of the Meet Fresh dessert shop. This was a great opportunity for all attending young entrepreneurs to exchange business insights. The inside tour of the cultural village also allowed everyone to immerse themselves in the very Taiwanese atmosphere, experiencing the fun of traveling in Taiwan and learning about its diverse cultures.
Over a hundred overseas Taiwanese community leaders, young entrepreneurs, and overseas compatriots gathered to join the event, including President Danny Chen and Vice President Kevin Yeh of TCCOC, Chief Supervisor Minnie Chiu of the Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of North America (TCCNA), OCAC Senior Adviser Chris Chiu, members of the Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (TJCCLA), members of the Taiwanese American Professionals-Orange County (TAP-OC), members from Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce, as well as representatives from the city governments of Garden Grove, Fullerton city, Brea city, Irvine city, and Lake Forest city. It was a joyful weekend filled with the vibrant charm of Taiwan.
Group photo of the participants.
President Wendy Hu introduced the TJCCOC and invited the participants to join as members.
TJCCOC President Hu (center) presented certificates of appreciation to the attending VIPs (from left to right): Manager Wallis Lien of 99 Ranch Market, Elieen Lee of New York Life Insurance, Director Bey-ru Hsiao of the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (Santa Ana), TCCOC President Danny Chen, TCCNA Chief Supervisor Minnie Chiu, and Yiya Formosa Owner Susan Hsu.
The young entrepreneurs engaged in lively discussions and expanded their business connections.
The organizer arranged an inside tour to show participants around the Yiya Formosa cultural village.