French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Myanmar) has been probably the most impressive application we have received. Chamber has seen the number of members growing every year for the past 3 years, +23,5% last year), despite the fact that the number of French companies operating in the country as remained almost the same. CCI France Myanmar, with 7 employees, is 100% self-financed and doesn't rely on financial aids from the French institutions. Despite the challenging market and limited budget, the chamber has managed to launch a small business center and offer accredited professional training programs that are first of its kind in Myanmar. Moreover, the chamber has been able to upgrade its technology thanks to which they are now more efficient and members are engaged more.
Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce (A-MCC) has just two employees, yet they have been able to attract an interesting mix of members and increase number of members by 50%. A-MCC has also delivered quality events and policy discussions (i.e. the inaugural Women in Business & Leadership Development Gala Dinner and Conference that was attended by over 620 people). Similarly, as CCI France Myanmar, Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce is playing an important role in Myanmar's ongoing reform and development with its educational programs that are giving Myanmar people practical skills and knowledge.