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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. …


AVBC 15th March 2018 Function


1.Visiting Delegation-Reporting at the function on 15 March on opportunities

Currently, we have an AVBC  delegation visiting Lang Son (with whom we are currently signing an MOU) and a follow-up meeting with Dak Lak Province.  

2.Sydney Visit of the Prime Minister of Vietnam

The Prime Minister of Vietnam is visiting Sydney on 16 March and invitations are being sent out by the Vietrade office.Should you be interested in attending the daytime meeting I understand at the Westin kindly advise and  address for the invitation

3.Dinner function 15 March -focus on Grants and Trade facilitation and Networking (RSVP needed) 6 for 6.30 ($55)-Interactive function







Special Guest speaker Exportise -Duncan Bathgate (more about Duncan & Exportise HERE) 







Special Guest speaker Afex – James Swerling (more about AFEX HERE )

Australian Vietnam Business Council (ABVC) has a goal of bridging relations between Vietnam and Australia in order to promote businesses. It is our great honour to warmly invite you to a meeting with some members of the AVBC and attend the bimonthly meeting which will be held 6 for 6.30 at level 2 99 York St Conference Centre (near QVB and parking are available after 5 pm for $12.

Best regards
Laurence Strano
Foundation and current President – Australia Vietnam Business Council

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30 June 2017 President’s ReportPlease note the brilliant speaker for the AGM who brings excellent background and comments forward Kindly note the accounts



One can be excused for thinking the US according t o media is being run by one man.The Article “Don’t bash Trump on trade :S&P ” (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.


“Portents of a dark age” by Andrew Clarke over Xmas (AFR 22-27 Dec) provided a wonderful portrayal of the glass half full approach of our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. What an outstanding job she has done to date. Her optimism and statement of Australia taking advantage as opportunities arise and a prediction of a stronger role for Australia in 2017 is most praiseworthy. The dark age as alluded to surely refers to the problems of 2016 hopefully left behind as terrorism madness and criminal activity finally is resulting in global attempts to eradicate it and following the implementation of more vigilant internal security measures. One can only heap a lot of praise on internal and external security forces. Australia’s 2017 role on the international stage via membership of groups such as G20 and Asian Regional Forum and East Asian Summit will be most important in calming the rough waters in the China South Sea and coping with North Korea. Australia’s role in balancing relationships and building cooperation will be very significant in 2017.We are lucky to have a Foreign Minister who “radiates her optimistic zeitgeist”(spirit of the time)


The AVBC invites you to
attend our next event VIETNAM AUSTRALIA BUSINESS NETWORKING 2 November 2017 6:30pm

Level 2/ 99 York Street, Sydney Australia

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