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 Helú.
Congratulations to the Board and the members. We look forward to what the future holds.