President Letter

IrwinLHaving just been elected as President of ACCE at the Annual General Meeting held on September 18, 2014, I am delighted to extend my greetings to you in my first President’s Message. I look forward to meeting all the members whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting and to sharing the stories of our entrepreneurial journeys.

As a past winner of the ACCE Awards, it gives me great honour and pleasure to now lead ACCE. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge and recognize the outstanding leadership of our Immediate Past President, Mr. Alan Kwong during the past four years. It is my goal to build on his great work to date and to bring ACCE to even greater heights – a most challenging endeavour in which I sincerely hope to have your support and assistance.

The Association has achieved many milestones in the spirit of entrepreneurship through organizing seminars, workshops, conferences, golf tournaments, business forums, CEO receptions and other special networking programs. These events have attracted many new members in all categories, be they corporate, individual, or students. One of the Association’s long-term goals is the development of young entrepreneurs through special programs.

This year, the 2015 ACCE Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Awards Gala will be the 19th annual events, and will be held on March 7, 2015 at the Markham Hilton Suites. This signature event recognizes the excellence and the achievements of Chinese Canadian entrepreneurs in the community. As always, the Association is extremely appreciative of the support provided by the major sponsors, the business community, judging panel, the media and the government. In addition, I wish to acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated volunteers and express our gratitude to them.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you. I personally invite you to join us to further interests of entrepreneurs in our community, and share with me my vision for the future of the Association.

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Irwin Li
President