Established in 1981, the Victorian Chapter has been at the forefront of promoting bilateral trade between Australia and the Arab states.
Members of the Chapter come from a wide diversity of business interests and industrial sectors, including manufacturing and agricultural exporters to service industry specialists -- ranging from large manufacturers and exporters to individual commodity traders and independent consultants. Members export a broad range of products including meat, grains and pulses, dairy products, fresh produce, pharmaceutical products, cars, pumps, and oil and gas equipment.
In recent times, the chapter has experienced strong membership growth in the financial and professional services sectors. Recognising the networking opportunities that AACCI offers, members are active in the executive recruitment, education, building and construction, vocational training, mining and logistics sectors.
The chapter has forged strong partnerships with the state offices of DFAT and Austrade, state government departments, industry focused groups as well as Melbourne based consuls representing Egypt, Lebanon and Oman.
Muna Estensen – Events Officer, Victoria
Muna joined the AACCI in September 2011 as an Executive Officer for managing events in Victoria. Prior to that she worked in the field of education, teaching the Arabic language and translation. She has also worked as a Public Relations and Marketing coordinator. Muna holds two Master's degrees in International Relations from Bond University, and in Translation and Interpreting Studies from Monash University. Muna is also a licensed professional translator from English to Arabic.