About Us

The ALCC strengthens trade relations between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East. For over 33 years we have supported local businesses expand their operation nationally and internationally.

We create opportunities for members and guests to network and expose their business to a wide community. The ALCC produces a biannual publication that addresses current business issues and updates on international trade relations.

The Chamber is here for its members as they endeavour to grow.

The ALCC focus on four key objectives:

  • Aid and promote bilateral trade opportunities between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East
  • Exchange cultural and business practices between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East
  • Encourage education and training for its members
  • Facilitate opportunities for members to network and expand their career or business

Board of Directors

Joseph Khattar AM

Joseph Khattar AM

President CHAIRMAN OF DYLDAM
Michael Rizk

Michael Rizk

Head of Trade Relations Managing Director of Mid-East Link PTY LTD
Daniel Nicolas

Daniel Nicolas

First Vice President Owner of DASCO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Fouad Deiri

Fouad Deiri

Second Vice President Director of DEICORP CONSTRUCTION
Salim Nicolas

Salim Nicolas

Director Owner of DASCO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Anthony Hasham

Anthony Hasham

Managing Director Owner of Australian Consultants Engineering
Michael Mirr

Michael Mirr

Treasurer Owner of Murr Group
Nadia Obeid

Nadia Obeid

Executive Secretary
Danny Arraj

Danny Arraj

Director Managing Partner at Blackstone Waterhouse Lawyers
Peter Bader

Peter Bader

Director Owner of Apollo Kitchens Group
Joseph Rizk OAM

Joseph Rizk OAM

Director CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia
Michael Symond

Michael Symond

Director Owner of M & S SYMOND
Elie Touma

Elie Touma

Director Key Account Manager at TradeLink

Our Vision

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In 1985, the Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce set a list of objective that they uphold today:

  • Aid and promote bilateral trade opportunities between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East
  • Exchange cultural and business practices between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East
  • Encourage education and training for members
  • Facilitate opportunities for members to network and expand their career or business

The Chamber looks after the best interest Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East in an equal manner. The intention is to build a strong trading relationship between them with a high regard to professional services and various industries and services.

History of the Chamber

The Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce was founded in Sydney, New South Wales in 1985 as a small body to support trade relationships between Australia and Lebanon. The first president of the ALCC was Joe Ghazal, followed by Nick Aboud, Samir El Khalil, Richard Bobb, Michael Rizk, Ron Gedeon, Michael Symond and presently Joe Khattar AM.

Today, The ALCC has grown into a well-known organisation focusing on networking and promoting tangible business opportunities in Australia and abroad.

The ALCC organized the first ever Australia Product Exhibition in Beirut during a ministerial visit by the Premier of NSW Bob Carr in 1997. Over the last few years, several high profile trade missions to Lebanon were organized by the Chamber, in conjunction with State and Federal government.

The Chamber has welcomed many international guests from around including Dr. Marwan Iskandar, His Excellency President General Michel Sleiman – President of the Republic of Lebanon and world’s richest man, Mr. Carlos Slim.

The ALCC is a regular host of business seminars and networking events. Past guest speakers include: Treasurer Joe Hockey MP, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, Minister Scott Morrison, CEO Gail Kelly, CEO Ahmed Fahour, Anthony Albanese MP, Former Treasurer Wayne Swan MP, Former Premier Nick Greiner AC, Westpac’s Bill Evans, John Brogden MP and many more.

Each year The ALCC hosts a Business Awards Dinner to recognise the achievements of those who have excelled in their industry and thank those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian Business community. See our Past Award Winners.

As for the future of the chamber… it’s in your hands. Visit our Membership page to find out how you can get involved.

If you would like more information on the ALCC

please contact us.

THE ALCC IS AN ACCREDITED BODY THAT IS FULLY AUTHORIZED TO CERTIFY EXPORT
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES THAT REQUIRE
AUTHENTICATION.

IT OFFERS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ON HOW TO TRANSACT SAFELY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
BY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY GUIDANCE ON METHODS OF PAYMENT, SHIPPING AND
DOCUMENTATION.

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