Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Council Elections 2019

8 seats on the Capital Chamber of Commerce and Industry Council are coming up for election at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting on 30 April 2019.

If you are a business license holder now is your chance to step up for candidacy to help strengthen the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to better serve the Private Sector, and to boost Private Sector development to enhance national economic growth.

The Chamber is entering a new phase and is currently working on strengthening its core services and abilities to support Ni Vanuatu businesses grow and prosper. We are looking for energized and committed new members from the business community, who truly represent the face of business here in Vanuatu.

Now is the time to get involved. Every business license holder in Vanuatu is an automatic member of the Chamber and every member has voting rights for the elections.

The 8 seats that must be filled at this year’s Annual General Meeting are:

  • 2 representatives of the tourism industry
  • 2 representatives of the financial and commercial services industry
  • 2 representatives of small
  • businesses
  • 1 representative of larger businesses
  • 1 representative of the shipping industry


Phase 1 – nominations open

Nominations will be accepted from 2 March to 26 April 2019.

Nominations close 26 April 2019, so that all accepted nominees can be published in the Daily Post on Saturday 27 April 2019, prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Phase 2- Election

The Annual General Meeting for VCCI is happening on the 30 April 2019. All members are invited to attend so that they can vote for their preferred nominees for the new 2019 Council.


Announcement of the new VCCI Council will be published in the Daily Post on Saturday 4 May 2019.

If you are interested please contact VCCI Reception for more information about the nomination process and to be sent nomination forms. The Chamber will also be running an information session in the coming weeks. Date and time will be published in this column in due course.

You can email VCCI Reception or call 27543.

Yours sincerely,

Shaun Gilchrist,

President of VCCI

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