AVBC President

Australia Vietnam Business Council

Connecting Vietnam & Australia to the World

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National President
Australia Vietnam Business Council

Foundation Member
B.Com. Econ. UNSW MEc. USYD
2006 Nominee Snr Australia of the Year

Laurence Strano is the Founder and National President of the Australia Vietnam Business Council for the past 25 years. He is also the Executive Global Business Development Consultant and Chief Consultant of Laurence Strano & Consulting Associates (25 yrs) and the former Chief Economist, Australia Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (14 yrs.), now known as Export Finance Australia, and he was also the Executive Chairman of Global Trade Support (10 yrs).
He was also a Visiting Lecturer on Medium and Small Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia and throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East on Globalization, as well as a Visiting Lecturer on Finance for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) MBA Programs and Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Laurence believes that there are enormous potential for businesses to develop bilateral trade between Australia and Viet Nam that is directly improved by the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), which gives preferential tariffs for Australian exporters and investors in Viet Nam.
On many occasions, Laurence has been invited as a keynote speaker at various seminars, conferences and universities to highlight the importance of bilateral trade between Australian and Viet Nam. One of the main topics he addressed at some of these events is the very importance of Exporters to do product research before market entry into Viet Nam.
This is mainly to identify potential Buyers and aware of Cultural Business Protocols, as well as updating the knowledge on Viet Nam’s tariffs, regulations, customs and policy changes that may affect Australian Exporters, who maybe anticipating in building a sustainable business relationship with the Vietnamese Business Communities.


Laurence Strano
Mobile: +61 405 098 857
Email: lgstrano@gmail.com

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