Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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About the Chamber of Commerce

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated is Samoa’s National Private Sector Organisation

It is an incorporated association of businesses and private sector organisations representing all areas of Samoa’s private sector. The Chamber’s purpose is to act as Samoa’s National Private Sector Organisation and in this capacity, promote the interests, well-being and growth of Samoa’s private sector at the national, regional and international levels to improve the economic and social well-being of the people of Samoa.

Although originally formed in the early 1900s by the Merchants of Apia, the organisation was revived and took its current form in the 1970s. By 2015, The Chamber had grown to include more than 300 members representing a cross sector of Samoa’s business community.

The Chamber’s membership also includes two large private sector organisations (PSOs), namely Women in Business Development Inc(WIBDI) and Samoa For Real. It also includes other smaller PSOs representing micro businesses in the cultural and handicrafts industry. The Chamber’s role as Samoa’s National Private Sector Organisation is supported by these groups.

The Chamber is governed by a 12 member Executive Council, all serving on a voluntary basis. Representatives of WIBDI and Samoa For Real have an allocated seat on the Executive Council. Executive Council Members are elected on an annual basis at Chamber’s Annual General Meeting, held each March. Regular members’ meetings are held on a monthly basis.

Our vision is for Chamber to lead sustainable economic growth as the key partner in Samoa’s private sector development

Becoming a Member

BY JOINING THE CHAMBER, YOU GIVE YOUR BUSINESS A GREAT ADVANTAGE. HERE ARE A FEW REASONS TO JOIN.

We joined the chamber in 2001. Over the years we have generated many sales and listings through the personal contacts we have made at the Chamber. The excellent training programs offered to members have assisted tremendously in the development and growth of our business. It’s been an investment that has paid off a hundred times over.
Rosita Brighouse-Slaven Managing Director - Samoa Realty Ltd

Membership Options

Affiliate
$50per year
  • This membership option is for small businesses that are not registered for VAGST
  •     Chamber services
  •      No  voting  rights
Associate
$500per year
  • This membership option is for overseas based businesses and organisations
  •     Chamber services
  •      No  voting  rights

Become a Member Today!

Chamber Secretariat

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring our members
the most from their membership.

Ane Moananu

Ane Moananu

CEO
Hobart Vaai

Hobart Vaai

Member Services Manager
Sarona Unoi

Sarona Unoi

Member Services Officer
Savave Sapolu

Savave Sapolu

Trade Marketing Officer
Lote Lima

Lote Lima

Events & Training Coordinator
Helen Skipps

Helen Skipps

Policy Officer

 

 

2015 Chamber Executive Council

Our 12 member governing body.

President - Tuala Pat Leota

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Mr. Tuala Pat Leota is the Principal owner of Isitolo Leota Chartered Accountants Firm.  He has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics & Management and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting.  He is also a certified member of the Samoa Institute of Accountants, Certified Practising Accountants of Australia and an Associate member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand or CAANZ (formerly NZICA).  Currently, he sits on the Boards for the Samoa Airport Authority and Samoa National Tripartite Forum, and is the Vice President of the Samoa Institute of Accountants.  Prior to this, he was a director on the Board of the Small Business Enterprise Center (SBEC), Samoa Housing Corporation Audit Committee, and was previously the Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. This is his first term as President of the Samoa Chamber of Commerce.

Vice President - Alex Brunt

Alex_BruntMr. Alex Brunt is the General Manager of Ah Liki Wholesale Group. He previously worked as a Project Accountant for SPREP and was a Business Advisory Manager of RSM Bird. Mr. Alex Brunt is on his first term as the Vice President of the Chamber, it is also his first time as a member of the Council.

 

Treasurer - Petra Chan Tung

Petra_Chan_TungMs. Petra Chan Tung is currently the Chief Investment Officer of the Samoa National Provident Fund. She has served on statutory Boards such as Samoa Institute of Accountants, Saint Mary’s Old Girls Association (SMOGA) and UTOS, amongst others.

Past president - Lemalu Sina Retzlaff

Lemalu_Sina_RetzlaffMs. Lemalu Sina Retzlaff is the Samoa Country Representative for the Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) and supports the delivery of its programs to Samoa

She is also a business owner and has served on numerous boards, including the Samoa Qualifications Authority and Leadership Samoa.

Past president - Namulauulu Sami Leota

Namulauulu_Sami_LeotaMr. Namulauulu Sami Leota is the General Manager of Federal Pacific Insurance Ltd, looking after Samoa and their Tonga office. He has served on numerous statutory Boards and Committees which includes the Fire and Emergency Services Authority Board, Samoa Shooting Federation, Samoa Rugby Union, Samoa Insurance Association and Apia Rotary Club, amongst others. He is also the founder of the Rees Hirage Company Ltd.

Past president - Klaus Stunzner

Klaus_StunznerMr. Klaus Stunzner is the Managing Director of Samoa Spare Parts & Accessories. He has served on a number of statutory Boards and Committees in Samoa which include the Central Bank of Samoa, Samoa Institute of Accountants, Samoa Post and Samoa Trust Estates Corporation, amongst others. He is currently the Chairman of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO). He is a chartered accountant by profession.

Council Member - Jason Annandale

Jason_AnnandaleMr. Jason Annandale is a Partner in Schuster, Betham, Annandale Law Firm. He also serves as a member of the Samoa Law Society and Accredited Mediators (Samoa) Association, and is a Board member of the Samoa Cancer society.

Council Member - Taito John Roache

Taito_John_RoacheMr. Taito John Roache is the Manager of the Finance and Administration Division at the National University of Samoa (NUS). He is also the General Manager of Commercial Printers. He has served as a Board member of the Samoa Red Cross Society.

Council Member - Georgina Newton

Georgina_NewtonMs. Georgina Newton is the General Manager of CCK Trading Ltd. She has been serving as an Executive Council member of the Samoa Chamber of Commerce since 2010. Her term as a Board Director of the National Kidney Foundation of Samoa recently ended in June, 2015. She is also a board member of the Samoa Victims Support Group.

WIBDI Rep. - Sheree Stehlin

Sheree_StehlinMs. Sheree Stehlin is the President of Women in Business Development Inc. She is also a business owner and was the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Fellow for 2013

Samoa for Real Rep. - Nynette Sass

Nynette_SassMs. Nynette Sass is the Secretary General and a founding member of Samoa For Real Incorporated. She has been a board member of the Samoan Umbrella of Non-Government Organisations and is a past chairman of the Private Sector Support Facility.

Our partners

Australian Aid | Pacific Leadership Program
ACOC
China
FAO
GOS
NZAID
PCF
PIPSO
PTI
SFR
USA
ILO
WIBDI

Training with the Chamber

TRAINING SCHEDULE 2015
MANGO TRAINING
PCF / PIPSO TRAINING
SICTP TRAINING

TRAINING SCHEDULE 2015

Our Training Schedule for 2015

Training Schedule 2015 - 2016

MANGO TRAINING

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MANGO is an award-winning, worldwide training programme that has been rolled out throughout Africa, the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle East and Afghanistan and is based in the UK. The motto for MANGO is “Taking the Fear out of Finance”. Instead of long trainings based on PowerPoint presentations and handouts, MANGO is participatory based, utilizes many different group activities and is very proactive and dynamic in its approach. MANGO is targeted towards Executive Boards, Managers, Finance staff, Admin Officers, Project Officers and Program Officers as well as those reporting to donors and programmes.

TRAINING COURSES INCLUDE:

MANGO RB1: Financial Reporting Essentials – Making
sense of the figures (Financial reports.)
MANGO FM8: Successful Grant Management – How to
keep your donors happy .
MANGO BE1: Budgeting – How to make effective
budgets.
MANGO FM6: Financial Governance in Practice

PCF / PIPSO TRAINING

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The Pacific Cooperation Foundation / PIPSO / Samoa Chamber Quality Assurance & Marketing project is a parallel initiative that looks at assisting Samoan businesses with their marketing requirements and meeting quality assurance levels. The objective of the training is to embed both a sustainable quality and marketing culture in the Pacific’s business community and particularly those focused on exporting to markets in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China and USA. In the longer term, it is expected that Pacific businesses increase trade opportunities through effective marketing and greater utilisation of quality assurance systems.

TRAINING COURSES INCLUDE:

QUALITY ASSURANCE
• Quality Concepts
• Specific Quality Systems
• Quality Management
MARKETING
• Marketing Concepts
• Vision
• Branding
• Getting Export Ready

SICTP TRAINING

The Samoa In Country Training Programme (SICTP) is a capacity building initiative funded by the governments of New Zealand and Australia and with in-kind support by the Government of Samoa. The SICTP is designed to eliminate poverty of opportunity through the provision of elite practical skills training for the public including state corporations, private and non-governmental sectors. The trainings are focused on enhancing on-the-job performance of the participants and ultimately the sectors.

Specialised courses for any technical/specific training needs for businesses and organisations can also be arranged upon request.

TRAINING COURSES INCLUDE:
• Basic Marketing and Communication
• Advanced Marketing and Communication
• Internet Marketing
• Customer Service for Front-line Staff
• Time Management and Office Productivity
• Basic Computer and IT Skills
• Basic Accounting for Non Accountants
• Advanced Accounting for Non Accountants
• Credit Management and Debt Recovery
• Leadership and Motivation

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Our Latest News

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE CHAMBER

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE CHAMBER

Dec 24 2015
FAO and Chamber work together on Tackling Financing Agriculture

FAO and Chamber work together on Tackling Financing Agriculture

Sep 21 2015

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and the Food Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has just completed a workshop on Agrifinance. The…

Chamber partners with UN SS Gate, signs Silk Road Chamber of Commerce MOU

Chamber partners with UN SS Gate, signs Silk Road Chamber of Commerce MOU

Sep 07 2015

  The Past President of Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Chair of PIPSO, Klaus Stunzner with CEO Ane Moananu attended and signed…

ILO STRATEGIC PLANNING WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ILO STRATEGIC PLANNING WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Sep 03 2015

Earlier this week ILO worked together with the National Private Sector Organisation of Samoa, Samoa Chamber of Commerce to host a special…

 

Contact Us

Unit 21, Le Sanalele Complex, Saleufi, Apia, Samoa

+685 31 090
+685 31089

PO Box 2014, Apia, Samoa
memberservices@samoachamber.ws
samoachamber@samoachamber.ws

 

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