The structure as at  January 2018 for calendar 2018

PO box 537 Northbridge NSW 1560

Laurence Strano

National President Australia

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

TEL: +61 405 098 857

EMAIL: lgstrano@gmail.com, laurencestrano@bigpond.com 


Senior Advisers:                          Azalia Canuto -Ah Mat


                                                    Indigenous Affairs and Corporate Adviser

TEL: 0450 401 560

EMAIL: koedalnation@gmail.com


David Coote

 Immigration Agent Foundation Member

EMAIL: Davidcoote@theaustralianimmigrationplace.com

TEL: 0419 401 900

Kiem Dinh

Foundation Member and Senior Adviser

EMAIL: Kiem.dinh@gmail.com

TEL: 0414 566 026

Introducing Vice President New South Wales 

 Alex Hezari








(02) 8004 1222

0404 040 239

Alex has been the Director of Taylor Nicholas Hills District for the past four years and has represented organizations such as Kennards Property, Goodman Property, ANZ, and Hyundai. Alex has been in the real estate industry since 2004. He began his career as a property manager for a local agency in North West Sydney. Alex is an expert in all types of commercial, industrial and retail property and displays exceptional sales and negotiation skills. He is a qualified property valuer, an expert in selling and leasing with a solid background and comprehensive knowledge of property management. He is driven to provide exceptional service to each and every one of his clients by providing timely, professional and honest advice.

Alex studied Commerce at the University of Western Sydney and majored in Property Economics. The property market never stands still for long and Alex undertakes ongoing training with many reputable institutions including Real Estate Institute (REI) NSW.

Alex lives in the Hills area and is a familiar face at local business networking functions, such as Rotary, the Sydney Hills Business Chamber, and NSW Business Chamber events.

 Tanvir Ahmed

 Secretary and Public Officer /Legal Adviser

Immigration Lawyer JF Migration I Director JFJ International

Sydney, Australia

Law Practice

Current Immigration Lawyer at JF Migration, Solicitor at Bannister Law – Compensation Lawyers
Education University of Technology Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of London, University of London

Level 21/137 Castlereagh St Sydney 2000

EMAIL: tanvir@jfmigration.com.au

TEL: +612 96973903, +61 450 240 884



Cann Lee

Vice President and  in charge of Vietnam Government Relations

TEL: +61 410 078 899

EMAIL: cannlee@vsba.com.au


Caroline Naguib

Vice President Education & Training

0405 798 384

EMAIL: carolinenaguib@avaluglobal.com


Bahman Marzbani

Vice President Commodities and Wines

EMAIL: bahman@zeeman.biz



Francis Wong

Vice President South Australia

EMAIL: francis@franciswong.com.au



Andrew Nguyen

Webmaster and Digital Adviser

0431 418 924

EMAIL: andrew@integritasdigital.com.au



Special note re Legal structure:

  • AVBC was incorporate in NSW as New South Wales Vietnam Chamber of Commerce on 21 May 1996 Incorporation Y240 2401.
  • On January 2008 name changed to Australia Vietnam Business Council abbreviated AVBC web avbc.org.au
  • South Australia: contact Francis Wong OAM
  • Now QAVBC ie Queensland Australia Vietnam Business Council with approval and support of Australia Vietnam Business Council seeks to incorporate under the Queensland Associations Incorporation Act 1981.The   Not for profit Association model rules has been adopted by QAVBC as a separate incorporation but leveraging and promoting the AVBC brand.


  • Associates:


Victoria: Vietnamese Business Association in Australia VBAA


Tien si Tran Ba Phuc TEL:61 423 629 999 EMAIL baphuctran168@gmail.com


Web www.doannhanvietuc.com


           Western Australia: Western Australia Vietnam Business Council

          President – David Morgan – president@wavbc.org.au

          Secretary – Hugh Collin  secretary@wavbc.org.au

          Marketing  – Thuy Nguyen – marketing@wavbc.org.au 

          Postal address: PO BOX 1232, Canning  Bridge Applecross WA 6153

         AVBC  Vision and  Mission

  1. Secure enhanced bilateral trade and investment through the building of long-term relationships and vision focused in the main on SME’s in ASEAN ;
  2. To assist in the building of trust, cross-cultural understanding and improvement of lives of Australians and Vietnamese via positive steps to enhance bilateral trade, investment, receipt and taking of delegations and strong networking and leveraging.
  3. To be bipartisan

  Main Objectives:

    The main objectives are:

 1.To assist Asian (particularly ASEAN and APEC ) companies to trade and invest and 

effectively operate in Australia with an emphasis on Vietnam ;

  1. to assist Australian companies to trade, invest and operate in ASEAN and APEC Countries again with an emphasis on Vietnam;

3.To assist with market entry strategies by networking and leveraging;

  1. To provide an on-going forum to facilitate identification and discussion of business issues;
  2. To network with other relevant organisations both in Australia and Asia;
  3. To maintain effective governmental & trade association liaison;
  4. To take and receive delegations;

8 . To distribute appropriate constructive information material relevant and assist in  



Classes of Membership (identical rights and obligations except Honorary are free of membership contribution)

Foundation Members 

Honorary and normal(ordinary)

Sponsors under consideration


Special Note:

Vietrade have been founding Associates and AVBC works closely with Australian and Vietnamese

Authorities to ensure compliance and cooperation and mutually beneficial outcomes


This following document sets forth the Privacy Policy for the AVBC website, www.avbc.org.au

AVBC is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service experience. AVBC is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals.

Collection of your personal information

There are many aspects of the site which can be viewed without providing personal information, however, for access to future AVBC customer support features you are required to submit personally identifiable information. This may include but not limited to a unique username and password, or provide sensitive information in the recovery of your lost password.

Sharing of your personal information

We may occasionally hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, including but not limited to handling customer support enquiries, processing transactions or customer freight shipping. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. AVBC takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

Use of your personal information

For each visitor to reach the site, we expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the Site, page access times and referring website address. This collected information is used solely internally for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalized content to you while you are at this Site.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use for these new purposes only, data collected from the time of the policy change forward will adhere to our updated practices.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

AVBC reserves the right to make amendments to this Privacy Policy at any time. If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use the Site.

Accessing Your Personal Information

You have a right to access your personal information, subject to exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons. AVBC reserves the right to charge a fee for searching for, and providing access to, your information on a per request basis.

Contacting us

AVBC welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and would like further information, please contact us by any of the following means during business hours Monday to Friday.

Call: Laurence Strano President tel 0405 098 857


Post: Attn: Privacy Policy,
P.o. Box 537 Northbridge 1560