The Western Australia Chapter of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) was founded in 1975 and today has about 70 members. AACCI (WA) is based at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA), which supports AACCI with secretariat services. In addition AACCI documentation services (issue of Certificates of Origin, certification of visa letters etc) are available through both CCIWA and the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce.
The activities and services of AACCI (WA) are overseen by an eight-member Management Committee – a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and six elected committee members. Day-to-day management is the responsibility of the Executive Officer, who operates from the International Trade Centre at CCIWA. AACCI (WA) conducts networking functions monthly, usually with a notable guest speaker. Meetings are also held with visiting trade delegations and diplomatic representatives of Arab countries. Outbound trade missions to Arab countries are also conducted periodically.
Nick Paterniti – Executive Officer, Western Australia
Nick joins AACCI as the Western Australia Executive Officer following his role as the International Trade Development Officer at Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (CCIWA). This was Nick's first professional role after completing his Bachelor of Business with majors in Accounting and International Business at Edith Cowan University before moving along to complete his Master’s Degree in International Business at Curtin University. Nick has a strong interest in learning about developing trade between and all parts of the world, including the Arab nations.