Welcome to AVBC

Formed in 1996, under the Ethnic Exporter’s program of Austrade by the late Fred Fenech OAM The Australia Vietnam Business Council (AVBC) was originally founded as the former New South Wales Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. It was joined later with the Australian Vietnam Business Council functions . The Vietnam Trade Office, Consular and Embassy staff of both Australia and Vietnam have been of great assistance for the past 20 years. …



Laurence Strano, President of the Australia Vietnam Business Council, and the AVBC Committee would like to invite our Members, Business Colleagues & Friends to the organization’s end of year Networking night & fundraising event for UNICEF Australia.



Fundraising Dinner

Come and meet new business contacts and valued friends. Together we can also learn more about UNICEF AUSTRALIA, its incredible work in Vietnam, its key role in the global COVID -19 vaccination COVAX Facility, and how this may affect you and your family. Yutong Ding, leading the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) effort in forming Strategic Partnerships with the private sector in Australia, has approached the AVBC to provide advice on the best ways to work with the business community in Australia to support children and the community in Vietnam.

Over the past month, central Viet Nam has been hit by thirteen consecutive tropical storms, causing the worst flooding and landslides in 100 years. Homes have been destroyed, crops demolished, and already vulnerable populations left with nothing. A rapid assessment of flooding and storm – impacted regions identified well over 2.5 million children at risk of diseases due to lack of access to drinking water and from the unhygienic environment.



Laurence STRANO
National President Australia

Foundation Member

B.Com Econ UNSW MEc USYD JP 2006 Nominee Snr Aust of the Year (22 years history as President)

Laurence Strano is currently the Executive Global Business Development Consultant, as well as the Chief Executive Consultant of Laurence Strano & Consulting Associates (25 Yrs.). He was also the former Chief Economist, Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (14 Yrs.) as well as the Executive Chairman of Global Trade Support (10 Yrs.).


National Deputy President Australia

Co-Founding Member

B. Com, Dip Fin Plan, Dip Mortgage, RE Licensee

DIRECTOR Kiem Dinh has over18 years’ experience in the Finance Industry, holding diplomas in Real Estate and Financial Planning. Kiem is currently sourcing funding for development projects ranging from residential to commercial and office buildings. He is also sourcing property sites for potential investors/developers looking for good return outcomes. Kiem has previous experience as a Fixed Interest Portfolio Manager, managing government bonds and short-term bills in New Zealand for Government Life Insurance (now Tower Corp) and ANZ – $ DINH 3B AUD.



Executive Consultant & Senior Advisor

Foundation Member

MA Sydney Uni. MA Admin. UNE.

MIGRATION AGENT REG. 9577328 David Coote is a registered and experience professional Migration Agent. Since 1995, David has a success rate of more than 95% in immigration applications for Australia. He is experienced in providing ethical advice on viable pathway to permanent residence, as well as preparing and submitting all types of visa applications. David successfully represented clients to the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. He has also prepared submissions to and represented clients at the Migration Review Tribunal. David is Co-Founder and Former Secretary & Public Officer (31 Years) Australia Vietnam Business Council, and now he is currently the organisation’s Executive Consultant & Senior Advisor.






One can be excused for thinking the US according to media is being run by one man.The article “Don’t bash Trump on trade” (AFR 31 August) was symptomatic of this.The issue really becomes whether the US has on balance benefited from its role in globalization and whether those who have been left behind are collateral damage. If this is the case then the issue is whether the deliverer. Is to blame ie free trade or whether the gains can be better distributed and the real policies can be articulated better.

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    Flinders Centre
    25 Restwell Street Bankstown NSW 2200 AUSTRALIA
    P.O Box 635 Bankstown 2200
    email: lgstrano@gmail.com