Having the honour to be elected as President of ACCE at the Annual General Meeting on August 24, 2017, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest greetings to you in my first President’s Message. I look forward to meeting all the members whom I still haven’t met and to sharing the passion and stories of our entrepreneurial journeys.
As a fellow entrepreneur and a past winner of an ACCE Award, I am excited to now lead a group that shares a mission that is close to my heart. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our Immediate Past President, Mr. Irwin Li for his leadership and commitment in the past three years. I have had the privilege to work alongside our committed team, directors, advisors, past presidents and volunteers as a director of the Association for the past three years. I look forward to working closely with them all in this new capacity where I intend to build on this strong foundation and to further the momentum of this organization, by growing existing initiatives and adding new ones. This is certainly a challenging task in which I would sincerely hope to have your support.
ACCE is a leading national Chinese Canadian organization that is committed to recognizing successful entrepreneurs so we can inspire more, and to helping younger ones grow by connecting them with resources, know-how and a stronger network of opportunities. The Association organizes seminars, workshops, business forums, CEO receptions, golf tournaments, and other special networking programs which have attracted many new corporate, individual, or student members. Some of the Association’s long-term goals include development of young entrepreneurs through special programs and providing our members with stronger access to the China marketplace.
Looking ahead, the 2018 ACCE Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Awards Gala, our 22nd’ annual gala, and will be held on March 24, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This signature event honours the excellence and achievements of Chinese Canadian entrepreneurs from coast to coast. The nomination process is already underway, so please let us know of any successful entrepreneurs that deserves to be recognized in any of the nine award categories.
As always, the Association is extremely appreciative of the support provided by the major sponsors, the business community, judging panel, the media and the all levels of government. Lastly, I wish to acknowledge and thank the hard work of our dedicated staff, directors, and volunteers who make these events possible.
We look forward to meeting you, and I personally invite you to join us at our upcoming events and so we can share our vision and mission with you further.