The Chamber is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote responsible bilateral trade and investment between Australia and Myanmar and promote closer economic ties between the two countries.
The outcomes the Chamber aims to achieve are four fold:
1. Knowledge Sharing. Regularly hosting various events at which businesses, regulators, NGOs and others inform and educate members on investment, trade and commerce, laws, regulations, processes and procedures, CSR and other issues relevant to the conduct of business operations.
2. Advocacy. Serving as an effective vehicle for its members to voice their comments, concerns and regulatory proposals through its connections to decision makers in all branches of government.
3. Networking. Providing its members with quality events which afford ample opportunity for making useful connections, strengthening collaborations and forging friendships.
4. Capacity Building and Responsible Investment. Promoting responsible investment in Myanmar by sharing Australian best practice and assisting in capacity building in the private and public sectors in Myanmar.
We are delighted to report that the Chamber was awarded the 2017 Asia Pacific Small Chamber of the Year Award. This award was presented to the Chamber by APAC in recognition for excellence, innovation, and our thought leadership among our regional chamber peers. The award is given to acknowledge the Chamber with the best chamber’s activities, high member acquisition, member engagement strategies, and last but not least – the impact of chambers on their communities in Asia-Pacific region. The judges noted that our Chamber attracted a wide range of members from a variety of sectors, and increased number of members by 50% over the one year period. We were found to have delivered quality events and policy discussions and played an important role in Myanmar’s ongoing reform and development with its educational programs that are giving Myanmar people practical skills and knowledge.