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Slow fashion ethically made in Peru

Open your heart to the lives of others – help Ethica help Peruvian communities.

Ethica is looking for funding to produce new bags and accessories that will help young mothers earn an income to provide better nutrition, and health care for their babies.

When you pledge (by buying their lovely products), you give a group of teen single mothers in Peru the opportunity to earn a fair income. This helps them to build a brighter future not only for themselves, but also for their children.

With your support we can help them break from this cycle and have a brighter future.

Support this project by clicking this link

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Media Release

The Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce (APCCI) welcomes the reappointment of the Hon Senator Simon Birmingham as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

Senator Birmingham’s work in defense of international trade and his appreciation of the enormous potential of the relationship between Australia, Peru and the Latin American countries, have been remarkable.

We are certain that Senator Birmingham’s leadership will enable a new chapter in the bilateral relations with the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement, PAFTA, providing Australian farmers and businesses, special access to Peruvian market, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, creating more jobs and strengthening Australian economy.

APCCI is keen to collaborate providing practical market strategies to Australian businesses to gain access to Peru, and to materialize strong economic integration.

We are convinced that in due time the potential of this strategic economic relationship will bring Senator Birmingham to visit Peru and the Region.

Sydney, 27 May 2019

Pop-up Shop at Paddington Town Hall

When: Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June 2019
Time: Saturday 9am–5pm; Sunday 9am–2pm
Where: Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW


As per of our engagement with the community, we call all members and friends to volunteer in this magnificent event to join Red Cross at Paddington Town Hall on Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June for an enormous pop-up shop.

For lovers of thrifting and pre-loved fashion, Red Cross Pop-Up Shop is taking over Paddington Town Hall with an enormous pop-up op shop.

Discover a treasure trove of fashion finds with thousands of shoes, clothes and accessories for women, men, and children, like:

  • Great quality pre-loved and new clothing and accessories
  • New and pre-loved homewares and gifts
  • Retro and vintage
  • Footwear and accessories



Charity Night – Independence Day 2019


APCCI is proud to participate in this charitable and cultural event with Don Bosco. We invite all friends and families come and join us.

Sponsorship opportunities open

Buy your tickets here


All proceeds will help “Casa de Acogida Don Bosco” in Lima

Independence Day of PERU

Hornsby RSL Showroom

4 High Street, Hornsby
Friday 26 July 2019
6:30 PM to 12:30 AM (Event starts at 7PM sharp)

Tickets: Adult $80 – Child (6-12) $50 (Buffet & Show included)
Dress code: Cocktail / Lounge Suit


All welcome to participate and enjoy this fabulous evening packed with great entertainment, delicious food and lots of dancing

Live Band “Gonzalo Porta & Sydney Salsa All Stars”
Show performance with “Te Amo PERU” and Mariachis “Fiesta Viva Entertainment”
International buffet with Peruvian flavours
Tickets for sale at the following link: Charity Night – Peruvian Independence Day

All proceeds will help “Casa de Acogida Don Bosco” in Lima Peru

To help us with the advertising please find here “The Pamphlet” o en Castellano “El Panfleto


Somos 21 SYD Networking Drinks May 2019 – with Somos 21 Sydney professionals!


Date: May 29, 2019 17:30 – 19:30 AEST
Location: The Argyle Bar (lounge section to left of bar)

To all APCCI members and friends! In support to SOMOS21 we invite you to join us for SOMOS 21 May networking evening and meet Diana Olmos, Catalina Martinez and Luis Erazo from the Somos 21 Sydney team who will be telling more about our platform and their profesional journeys!

Diana Olmos, is  passioned about being true to her purpose, hence, her work passion is helping organisations to grow while making a positive and sustainable impact.

Catalina Martinez, a planner by nature, she loves to explore new ideas and make a plan to bring it to life. Her expertise are in Salesforce, Google Suite, digital marketing, event planning, time management, fast pace environment, goal orientated and content production.

Luis Erazo, is working as a Project Manager for a leading global cloud software company in Sydney; co-facilitating university-level program to educate in design thinking, lean startup and responsible entrepreneurship; volunteering with social driven not-for-profit organisations to support Latin American entrepreneurs; mentoring entrepreneurs on incubators and accelerators, and co-designing services, software and hardware products for startups.

Want to know more about them and their professional journey in Australia? Register now and attend the event to meet this wonderful professionals and get some tips for your professional development.

This is a free event, but please go to the link to register your attendance as early as possible to ensure our venue has capacity to support you all.


New membership structure

Dear Members,

As a valued  APCCI member, the Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to the new year 2019. We hope you have enjoyed the summer break.

We would like to inform you that on January the 12th the APCCI board decided to change the current membership structure. From the 1st of February 2019, all memberships will be renewed every 12 months, from the date of receipt of the corresponding annual membership fee. These fees will vary according to the selected category membership.

This new membership structure is designed to enable APCCI to meet its necessary expenses and maintain membership dues at an affordable level.  We trust that the above approach will meet with your approval, but please do not hesitate to contact us or any member of the board if you have any queries or concerns.


The APCCI Board

Sydney, January 2019

Media Release

Appointment of new President and Board of APCCI – Australia

The Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce (APCCI) in Australia is pleased to announce that in the Annual General Meeting, the following new Board was elected:

President: Elizabeth Castro

Secretary and PR: Claudia Rodriguez- Larrain

Director ACT: Roberto Persivale

Director VIC: David Grandez

Director WA: Flor Canning

Director NSW: Luis Melgar

Director NSW: Romulo Cuadros

Former President, Miguel Mudbidri, completed a 10-year period in APCCI, one year as a Committee Member, four as Vice President and five as President.  Mr. Mudbiidri said “ I leave as I believe it is time for change and for a new board to steer APCCI. As a member I will continue to work in the best interest of APCCI and the bilateral relations between our two great nations”.

The new Board led by Elizabeth will be responsible for enhancing the delivery of services to APCCI’s members and stakeholders, and to strengthen APCCI Australia promoting business links between Australia and Peru in an important moment in the bilateral relations with a Free Trade Agreement recently signed and expected to be in force in the coming months and when APCCI commemorates its 20th anniversary.

Elizabeth is a career diplomat and lawyer with 30 years of international experience in senior roles in government and private sector in areas as international policy making and advise, public relations, country representation, strategic planning, international trade, international business development.

Elizabeth served as Deputy Consul and as Consul General of Peru in Sydney. In recent years Elizabeth has worked as international business developer in her own consultancy and international trade company and possesses a deep understanding of bilateral relationships between Australia and Peru.

It’s expected that the strong leadership that will be provided by a highly-qualified and dedicated board of directors led by President-elect,  Elizabeth Castro, should ensure that APCCI’s members enjoy increased value and that the Chamber continues to grow.

Responding to her election, Elizabeth stated, “I feel honoured by this election and I’m committed to work with the Board, members and APCCI stakeholders to contribute to the growth of APCCI and look forward to provide members with added benefits and to expand business links between Australia and Peru. My gratitude to the former Board that had the vision of materialising a Chamber to the service of Peruvian and Australian business communities”

Sydney, July 2018

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