AustCham Myanmar – Weekly News I Event Invitations I New Member Profiles

As announced on 14 August 2017 current A-MCC members will soon be represented by a new merged organisation following an agreement to create one Australian Chamber of Commerce based in Yangon. The two Australian business chambers previously registered in Myanmar will soon operate using the following brand, name and logo .

Jodi Weedon, CEO of the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, will be retained as CEO of the new organisation and current members will continue to receive equal benefits and even greater opportunities as one unified Chamber will have critical mass and strengthen the position of the Australian business community in Myanmar.

A transition committee comprised of members from the two former organisations will work on bringing the two groups’ management and members together ahead of an Annual General Meeting for AustCham Myanmar planned for late 2017. Ahead of that, and to avoid confusion in the market, we will proceed to use the new brand as often as possible. 

For further information:

Jodi Weedon:

Chris Hughes:

Event Invitations I Yangon I Austrade – AANZFTA Seminar

Join the Australian business and education mission to Taunggyi, Shan State   

The Australian Ambassador will lead an Australian business and education delegation to Taunggyi, Shan State to explore opportunities to develop trade and education linkages with this important and growing Myanmar region. The delegation is planning to call on the Chief Minister, meet with chamber of commerce representatives and hold a Team Australia reception for government officials, education and business leaders and alumni. Depending on interest, Austrade will also organise separate group visits to mine sites and education institutions on the second day of the visit.

Date: Monday-Tuesday, 18-19 September, 2017

RSVP to reserve your place:

Event Invitations I Nay Pyi Taw I Euromoney’s Myanmar Global Investment Forum

A-MCC are proud supporters Euromoney’s Myanmar Global Investment Forum.

On 12-13 September, over 800 policymakers, business leaders, and foreign investors will gather at the Euromoney Myanmar Global Investment Forum in Nay Pyi Taw.

Now in its sixth year, this by-invitation-only event offers participants from all industries an excellent opportunity to network and to hear directly from the government on their latest economic agenda and reforms. More information here.

A-MCC member, Hilton Naypyithaw, has kindly offered special discounts for those attending the EuroMoney conference. 

Euromoney special rates:

• USD90nett single occupancy or USD100nett double occupancy for Guestrooms including full buffet breakfast

• USD120nett single occupancy or USD130nett double occupancy for One Bedroom Suites

Email for more information.

Event Invitations I Manila I Philippines – Australia ASEAN Women in Business Forum

The Chamber warmly welcome its newest members 

Conyat Create

Conyat Create is a sustainability consultancy and change agency that helps businesses evolve their innovation capacity, addressing sustainability issues and maximizing sustainability opportunities. We create local expertise networks to assist companies that want to strategically engineer the conversation on sustainability in Myanmar. 

We specialize in strategic and sustainable designs, delivery support, capability building packages, and reporting and communication. We inspire teams to evolve, adapt and achieve. Our team of professionals drive positive change within companies and empower clients to embed a unified approach towards sustainable growth. 

We are active builders of a healthy ecosystem rooted in shared knowledge, innovation, and progress through empowerment.

Australian Visa & Student Services (AVSS) 

AVSS Myanmar was set up in 2007.  AVSS head office is in Sydney and branch offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

Group has been entrusted by 30 Australian universities and 100+ public and private schools and colleges as their representatives. Each year, we help hundreds of international students achieve their dream education in Australia.

We guide and assist them in each step from course options, fees, scholarship, credit exemption, application process, student visa application, arrival and ongoing support making their education journey as seamless as possible.

AVSS Yangon is locating at 127A, First Floor, West Shwe Gon Daing Road, Bahan Township, Yangon.  Mandalay office is locating at 2/Ta, 765, 69th Street, Between 31st & 32nd Streets, Mandalay, Myanmar.

Ben Schultz

Ben is an Australian with 21 years of experience in governance consulting and project management across the Asia-Pacific. This has involved consulting in the fields of privatization, public financial management, justice sector reform and corporate governance as well as the management of project and country operations in transitional economies and active conflict zones.

As with his previous active participation in the Cambodian and Philippines business communities, Ben is looking forward to working with the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce to improve the business environment in the country.

Ben has a long connection with Myanmar, initially leading teams working with refugees and internally displaced people along the Thai-Myanmar border in 2003 & 2004. 

Along with Yumi, his Japanese partner, Ben has a long-term commitment to the development of Asia and appreciates both the challenges and opportunities that Myanmar presents.

Event Debrief I Yangon I Leading with Resilience Breakfast Seminar

On Thursday 24th August over 60 people gathered at Signature Restaurant to attend a management training session on “Leadership with Resilience”. The seminar was presented by Tony Campbell, DFDL and focused on macro lifestyle and business changes which can make huge differences to your efficiency, relationships and ultimately your success. Presented over breakfast, the interactive session was engaging and focused on capacity building in line with the Chamber objectives.

We will continue to host such management training seminars and welcome all to attend.

A huge thanks to DFDL for their expert presentation and to Eden Group who were the venue sponsor for the seminar.

If you would like more information on how to get involved in upcoming training seminars please message Thiri Kyaw at









With thanks to our event sponsor Eden Resorts and Hotels.