Prepare your business to keep running if the worst happens – FREE ONE DAY WORKSHOP, Other News and Introducing Your Coucil: Mr. Thomas Bayer

Prepare your business to keep running if the worst happens – FREE ONE DAY WORKSHOP

The Vanuatu Business Disaster Resilience Council (VBRC), Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) and USAID’s Climate Ready Project is organising training on Business Continuity Planning supporting businesses in Vanuatu to improve their disaster preparedness.

VBRC is rolling out a one day training on the 10th of APRIL, 2019 at VCCI Conference Room.

The VCCI recommends that our members attend this program to assist and provide you with the tools to understand, prepare and reduce the negative effects of disasters to your business or property. Other SME businesses have also attended these programs held in Fiji and Samoa and have been very well received.

Why attend?
Businesses should take advantage of this training, because it is free and also will help your business to reduce their risks during a disaster or an extreme climate event. Moreover, for this training it will help keep your business open after disaster strikes while also making sure your staff and their families are safe.
At the end of the training each participant will be awarded a Certificate endorsed by VBRC and VCCI.

BCP Training Details
• Interested SME’s are invited to send one participant to this one day training that is free of charge – limited to 40 participants on a first come basis.
• We would like to encourage SME’s around Efate to attend. (sessions to be held in Tanna , Malakula and Santo in the coming weeks)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided during this one day training.

RSVP
For more information or if you are interested in participating in this training, please send your Full Name, Business and Contacts (Email and Mobile number) directly to:

VCCI Reception
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 27543
As spaces for training are limited, the cut-off date for RSVP’s is 3pm on Friday, 5th APRIL 2019.

China’s second ever International Importation Expo is happening again in November 2019

The China International Imports Expo (CIIE) will be held in Shanghai, 5-10 November 2019. China is opening its market to other countries, reducing tariffs, facilitating customs clearance, minimizing institutional costs during import, broadening market access and putting related measures into place.

Last year VCCI facilitated 7 local businesses to attend the first ever export trade show attended by Vanuatu in China, funded by the Chinese Government. VCCI would like to assist again any interested businesses to participate in this grand expo to seek and secure genuine trade and investment opportunities for Vanuatu.

To encourage participation the organizers of the CIIE have offered VCCI 2 free booths for Vanuatu in the enterprises exhibition hall of the 2nd CIIE. VCCI encourages interested businesses to please attend an information session that will be held at 3pm on Thursday 4 April at the VCCI conference room. This will be a requirement for businesses interested.

Please email: [email protected] or call 27543 to confirm your attendance.

Introducing your Council – Thomas Bayer

Over the coming months VCCI would like to introduce you to your Council members. This week we feature Mr. Thomas Bayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tom Bayer Sector represented on the Council – Finance  

Name, position and sector you represent on the council:
Tom Bayer
Sector represented on the Council – Finance

Brief summary about yourself and your business:
I arrived in Vanuatu in 1974. I became a Vanuatu citizen shortly after independence. I am the Chairman of Pacific International Trust company (PITCO) and several financial companies overseas, as well as transport and food processing companies.

Your vision for the sector you represent / what you would like to achieve for the sector while serving on the council:
I arrived in Vanuatu in 1974. I became a Vanuatu citizen shortly after independence. I am the Chairman of Pacific International Trust company (PITCO) and several financial companies overseas, as well as transport and food processing companies.

Are you a member of a sector related association, if so, which one?:
I am a founding member of the Vanuatu Financial Centre Association and a Past President of it. VFCA represents the banks, trust companies, lawyers, accountants, insurance companies and real estate sectors.

Way/s by which members within your sector can contact you:
I can be contacted via the VCCI on [email protected]