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Meet our Board of Directors, learn more about our strategy plans and more about Lao PDR.

MEMBERS

Austcham Lao Members span a diverse range of industries and are invested in building ongoing business opportunities within the Lao PDR.

EVENTS

Austcham Lao organizes and hosts a number of events through the year, including business breakfasts, seminars, briefings and a monthly ‘Sundowners’ networking event.

WELCOME TO AUSTCHAM LAO PDR

The Australia Chamber of Commerce was established in September 2005, as the first foreign chamber of commerce in the Lao PDR. Austcham Lao was set up to represent Australian and New Zealand business interests to government and non-government agencies in Laos whilst delivering a range of services to its members. But over the years we have become more than that. We have grown to be one of the largest and most active foreign chambers of commerce in Lao PDR. And we work across the business community to help to support and grow the Lao PDR economy and uplift the operating environment. Our membership is now from many different countries and spans companies in a diverse range of industries including mining, agriculture, banking, tourism, UXO clearance, consumer goods distribution, hospitality and hydropower and we continue to see more interest in membership with Austcham from other sectors.

Our role has evolved to bring the business community of Lao PDR together, whether that be individuals doing business, government officials wanting to know more about the industries we represent, existing businesses wanting to grow their interests in the market or new business wanting to enter for the first time. And as to being from Australia or New Zealand – we like to welcome everyone to what we see as a growing and exciting business community here in the Lao PDR.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to the Austcham Lao website.

Whether you are a company or individual already operating in Laos, are considering doing business here, or are otherwise interested in business opportunities in Laos, I and my fellowdirectors encourage you to be part of Austcham Lao. Laos, is growingly a land of opportunity, with its neighbors turning into global large economies, Laos is set to gain. Laos, as our Prime Minister says is a “Land Linked” country with proximity to some of the largest economies of the world. The opportunities here range from manufacturing; construction; natural resources; local industries; technology; to Food, Beverage and Agriculture. The government of Laos is focused on supporting Foreign Direct Investment so take advantage of the opportunity this nation has to offer.

For the past 20 years, Australian and New Zealand businesses have been successfully investing and operating here – notably in mining, mining supplies, environmental services, banking, education and training, legal and business services, UXO clearance, and in many other capacities in the trade, commercial and information sectors. These companies and individuals have not only achieved business success; they have also been well regarded for the positive contributions they have made to the Lao economy, to the development of their Lao employees, to their support of government and community programs, and to their creation of business opportunities for Lao and foreign suppliers.

Austcham Lao is proud to have these businesses in its membership ranks, and seeks to service and represent all such companies and individuals in Laos.

This website introduces you to Austcham Lao’s Board of Directors and membership, informs you of the events and activities we undertake, and provides news that will be of interest to all our stakeholders. I encourage you to engage actively in Austcham Lao, and to make your views and needs known to myself and other Board members.

Regards

Rufus Pinto

Austcham Lao PRESIDENT

OUR PATRON
AustCham Lao - Jean-Bernard Carrasco
Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR
H. E. Mr. Jean-Bernard Carrasco

2 weeks ago

Austcham Lao PDR

Today the participants of the Laos in Business- SME training program, co-organized by LNCCI, Toh Lao and Austcham Lao, received their certificates. The participants were equipped with 3 days of business planning, financial planning, accounting and meeting with a bank as well as coaching with professional advice by an SME Business Development and Financial Management specialist.
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2 weeks ago

Austcham Lao PDR

Austcham Lao participated in the Lao Real Estate Expo 2019, the first event of it’s kind in Laos.
The Expo was a huge success, with over 3000 local and international property investors welcomed to Don Chan Palace on the 1st & 2nd of March, 2019. Over the two days, the event generated over 10 million USD in property sales and finance referrals. Powered by Yula.la, Lao’s leading online marketplace, and in partnership with the LNCCI, over 50 property developers, banks, insurers and related businesses were on show at the first expo, along with 20+ informative real estate seminars to educate investors and industry insiders. Keep your eyes and ears open for the next Laorealestate.la Expo, coming soon!

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