Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Portugal holds 2022 annual meeting and president handover and witnesses establishment of first junior chapter on October 22 in Leiria, Portugal.
With the process and purpose of the establishment of the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce, president of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Portugal Chuang Den-shyan emphasized the inseparable relationship between Taiwanese entrepreneurs in Portugal and Taiwan and their important role as a bridge between Taiwan and Portugal. Honorary president Chien Wen-ta mentioned that the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Portugal was established in 2009 after an opportunity appeared following exchange with the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Spain. Taiwan suffered the August 8 floods the same year and, caring about Taiwan as ever, Chien raised funds through the Chamber to donate to help the reconstruction effort.
Chang Tsung-che, representative at the Taiwan Centro Economico e Cultural de Taipei em Portugal, also attended and gave his congratulations. He said that more and more Taiwanese are investing in Portugal and, through the business operation and deep cultivation of Taiwanese entrepreneurs, more and more Portuguese know about Taiwan. He called on Taiwanese entrepreneurs to continue the spirit of mutual help and unity of Taiwanese to be a solid force for Taiwan in Portugal.
The new president of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Portugal Ding Jyh-Iuan invited attendees to enjoy the authentic tastes of home, a rare opportunity. Chang Tsung-che also said that due to dietary habits, early immigrants often took the family chef with them when they emigrated, which meant that classic dishes with original flavor could sometimes actually be enjoyed overseas.
The event also saw the establishment meeting of the first junior chapter of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Portugal, bringing together many Taiwanese who are new to Portugal; they exchanged and shared exchanged with Taiwanese entrepreneurs who have been in the country for more than 40 years, hoping to find more business opportunities in Portugal.
President of the Junior Chapter Enya Chen heartily thanked the Chamber and the Taiwan representative office for being strong backup for young entrepreneurs. She said the Chamber and Junior Chapter will hold more activities in future to further develop links between Taiwan and Portugal and she invited overseas compatriots to take part.