INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
Australia India Business Council – SA Chapter

(L-R): CITCSA Chairman, Nr Nick Begakis AM; Mr Maninder Makhi; Mr Oshim Somers, Vice President Australia India Business Council Inc SA; Mr Eugene Reinboth; Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Industry & Trade; Mr Frank Howe

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AMBASSADORS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Department of Trade & Economic Development and ABC International Pty Ltd
Mr Leon Coppins and Mrs Kerry Lewis

(L-R): Leon Coppins; Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Minister for Industry and Trade; Kerry Lewis; Yvonna Zurawska and Henry Stadler from ABC International Pty Ltd

 

AWARD FOR SMALL OR EMERGING CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Multicultural SA
African Chamber of Commerce SA

(L-R): CITCSA Chairman, Nr Nick Begakis AM; Mr Hieu Van Le, Lieutenatnt-Governor of SA & Chairman, Multicultural SA; Mr John Nze-Bertram, President, African Chamber of Commerce SA; Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Industry & Trade

JUDGE’S COMMENDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry SA

(L-R): Ms Irena Zhang, President, Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry SA; Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Industry & Trade

JUDGE’S COMMENDATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY AN INDIVIDUAL
Mr Conan Fahey, Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry SA

(L-R): Mr Conan Fahey, Vice President, Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry SA; Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Industry & Trade

ENTERTAIMENT

Zhaohong Liang playing traditional Chinese Harp

Mysteriaque

Chispa Flamenco Dancer and Guitarist

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INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Multicultural SA
Australia India Business Council – SA Chapter

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

Mr Brian Hayes QC

 

FOOD AND WINE AWARD
Sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu
Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Adelaide

 

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LONG TERM ACHIEVEMENT BY AN INDIVIDUAL
Ms Irena Zhang, President, Australia Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

BEST THEMED TABLE
Australia Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

VOLYA UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE

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CITCSA Awards 2008

 

2008 Award Winners

INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Multicultural SA
Australia India Business Council – SA Chapter

(L-R): CITCSA Chairman, Mr Nick Begakis AM, Mr Matt Stanton, Hon Kevin Foley, Deputy Premier, Ms Natasha Malani, Mr Brian Hayes QC, Ms Rajini Wood, Mr Eugene Reinboth, Ms Julie Halifax and Mr Ken Meek, Chapter President

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Economic Development
Mr Brian Hayes QC

(L-R): Hon Kevin Foley, Deputy Premier, Mr Brian Hayes QC, CITCSA Chairman, Mr Nick Begakis AM

 

SMALL OR EMERGING CHAMBER AWARD
Sponsored by Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – SA Chapter

(L-R): Chamber President Mr Jean-Michel Favre, Hon Kevin Foley, Deputy Premier, Chamber Vice-President Mr Phillippe Gravier, Ms Christelle Damiens, Mr Olivier Foubert OAM, CITCSA Chairman, Mr Nick Begakis AM

 

FOOD AND WINE AWARD
Sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu
Hong Kong Australia Business Association SA

(L-R): CITCSA Chairman, Mr Nick Begakis AM, Hon Kevin Foley, Deputy Premier, Mr Wayne Cao, HKABA-SA President Mr Patrick Ho, Mr John McLachlan, Ms Jing Li, Ms Vicky Kuok, HKABA National President Mr Victor Moo, Mr Ian Mathison, Ms Samantha Babcock, Mr Steve Yip

 

JUDGE’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Thailand South Australia Business Council

(L-R): Ms Ampoon Thammak, Hon Kevin Foley, Deputy Premier, Ms Navarat Sachayansrisakul, Ms Ginta Orchard, Mr David Orchard, Ms Orapin Plummer, Mr Peter Phillips, Ms Aina Kambala, Mr Rob Bridge, CITCSA Chairman, Mr Nick Begakis AM

 

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LONG TERM ACHIEVEMENT BY AN INDIVIDUAL
Mr Chris Rees,, Austrade and Member of the Japan Australia Business Council of SA Inc

(L-R): Hon Kevin Foley, Deputy Premier, Mr Chris Rees, CITCSA Chairman, Mr Nick Begakis AM

 

BEST DRESSED PRIZE

Angie Lewis (centre) presents the Best-Dressed prize to Bushra (left) and Faisal Chaundry

 

BEST TABLE DECORATION PRIZE
Sponsored by Adelaide Festival Centre

Business SA took out the prize for their arrangement of both stuffed and inflatable native animals, as well as native plants and flowers, and much more.

 

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CITCSA Awards 2007

 

Press Clippings
The Advertiser, 22nd Sept, pg 81
The Independent Weekly, 29th Sept, pg 15
Sunday Mail, 30th Sept, pg 116

2007 Award Winners
International Chamber of the Year
Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Sponsor: 7C Communications Group

L-R Mr Ray Najar Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce Hon Michael Atkinson Attorney-General & Minister for Multicultural Affairs Mr Steve Marafiote Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce Ms Megan Durant Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce Ms Janet Craig 7C Communications Group Dr Minerva Nasser-Eddine, Chairperson Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce Ms Sandy Fullerton Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce Mr Stuart Mitchell Ex Chairperson Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce Mr Nicholas Begakis AM CITCSA

International Business Ambassador of the Year
Mr Steve Marafiote
Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Sponsor: Westpac

L-R Mr Grand Chandler Westpac and Mr Steve Marafiote Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Small or Emerging Chamber Award
Japan Australia Business Council of SA Inc
Sponsor: Department of Trade and Economic Development

L-R Dr Helen Paige President Japan Australia Business Council of SA Inc and Ray Garrand DTED

Outstanding Long-term Contribution by an Individual Award
Mr Leon Coppins – Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide

L-R Hon Michael Atkinson Attorney-General and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr Leon Coppins Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide

Outstanding Long-term Contribution by an Organisation Award
Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide

L- R Mr Giorgio Grifoni Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide Mr Ralph Tortorella Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide Mr Robert Berton President Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide Ms Mareta Marrapodi Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide Ms Angela De Duonni Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide Mr Tommaso Congiglio Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide Mr Angelo Demasi Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Aust – Adelaide

Best National Costume
Dr Minerva Nasser-Eddine
Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry – SA Chapter

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Best Themed Table
Japan Australia Business Council of SA Inc

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Press Clippings
The Advertiser, Sat Nov 25, pg 91
The Advertiser, Tue Nov 28, pg 42

 

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2006 Award Winners
International Chamber of the Year
Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australia – Adelaide
Hatrick winners 2004, 2005 & 2006
Sponsor: WebeZ

L-R Mr Nicholas Begakis AM, CITCSA, Mr Teo Spiniello Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Australia – Adelaide, Ms Janet Craig, 7C Communications & WebeZ and Mr Robert Berton, Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Australia – Adelaide

International Business Ambassador of the Year
Mr Leon Coppins
President, African Chamber of Commerce SA Back to back winner 2005 & 2006
Sponsor: Department of Trade and Economic Development

L-R: Mr Wayne Parham, DTED and Mr Leon Coppins, African Chamber of Commerce SA

Small or Emerging Chamber Award
Australia India Business Council SA Chapter
Sponsor: ARA Jobs International Business

L-R: Mr Nicholas Begakis AM, CITCSA, Mr Brian Hayes, Australia India Business Council SA Chapter, Ms Natasha Malani, Australia India Business Council SA Chapter and Mr Gary Bettcher, ARA Jobs

Outstanding Long-term Contribution by an Individual or Organisation Award
Hong Kong Australia Business Association – SA Chapter
Sponsor: Department of Trade and Economic Development

L-R: Mr Wayne Parham, DTED and Mr Victor Moo, Hong Kong Australia Business Association – SA Chapter Judges recognition of outstanding long-term contribution by an individual
Mrs Kerry Lewis
President, Korean Chamber of Commerce SA

L-R: Mr Wayne Parham, DTED and Mrs Kerry Lewis, Korean Chamber of Commerce SA & Nicholas Begakis AM, CITCSA

Best National Costume
Minerva Nasser-Eddine
Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry – SA Chapter

Best Themed Table
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of SA

Charity Raffle
CITCSA raised $4,140 for the the Australian Cranio-Maxillo Facial Foundation through a charity raffle held on the night.

L-R: Mr Barry Salter, CITCSA, Mr Gerry Brady, The Australian Cranio-Maxillo Facial Foundation & Nicholas Begakis AM, CITCS

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