Association of Portuguese American Chambers of Commerce
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APACC Members

Since March, 1996, the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (HIPCC) has been a member of the Association of Portuguese-American Chambers of Commerce (APACC). Members of this group are listed above. Click on a location for details.

APACC is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, under the guidance of President Henrique M. Broto de Rio, and is funded primarily by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), with small assessments made by participating member organizations. The primary mandate of APACC is the development of mutually prosperous economic, commercial, and cultural relations between the participating members.

At the APACC conference held in Garden City, New York on May 2/4, 1999, and attended by HIPCC board members Richard Toledo and Edward Andrade, the Following goals were established:

Improve and standardize the communications between APACC members through the creation of an APACC website. This will include websites for individual member organizations and links to other organizations involved in relations between the U.S. and the European Union. Access will be provided to as many as 18,000 companies throughout North America and Europe.
Attempt to promote the economic and cultural relations between North America and Portugal through the use of ethnic communities.
Develop a protocol between the Portuguese Trade Commission (ICEP) and APACC for a more efficient use of available resources of different Portuguese-American communities.
Create an APACC Government Relations Committee with the intent to keep the governments informed of the legitimate concerns of the Portuguese-American communities.
Reinforce the collaboration between APACC and American institutions of education with respect to expanding the knowledge of the Portuguese language and culture. This could be done through student exchanges.
Develop an APACC brochure that will give detailed information about the activities and services of the member organizations.
The HIPCC boards of directors looks forward to helping in the achievement of these goals and continue building relationships that could prove to be beneficial to our members with other APACC members.

The Luso-American Development Foundation has provided member organizations with grants to attend the APACC conferences. Conferences have been held in Lisbon, Portugal; San Jose, California; San Miguel, Azores; Fall River, Massachusetts; and Garden City, New York.


Portuguese-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast Inc.
Executive Director: Victor Marques
P.O. Box 79291, Atlanta, GA 30357
Email: Portugal@Portuguese-American.com
Website: www.Portuguese-American.com

Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Executive Director: Carlos Alberto da Costa Martins
R. Ernesto Canto, 13
9504-531 Ponta Delgata, Açores
Email: eurogab.acores@mail.telepac.pt


Portuguese American Business Association
777 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 617-354-4499

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of California
84 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, California 95113-1815
phone(408) 288-7655
FAX(408) 288-6182
Email: help@portuguesechamber.com
Website: www.portuguesechamber.com


Portuguese Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
P. O. Box 145, Station Main, Edmonton – Alberta T5J 2G9 Canada
Email: aurelio@canada-portugal.com
Website: canada-portugal.com

Portuguese American Business Association
205 South Main St. Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-678-6666


Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
President: Dereck Botelho
P.O. Box 1839, Hilo, Hawaii 96721
Email: pres@hipcc.org
Website: www.hipcc.org

Portugal-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
590 Fifth Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036
Email: anaosori@ix.netcom.com
Website: www.portugal-us.com


American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal
Executive Director: Henrique Brito do Rio (Pres. of APACC)
Rua da Estefãnia, 155 – 5° Esq. 1000 Lisboa
Email: nop3767@mail.telepac.pt

Fundacão Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento
Rua Sacramento á Lapa, 21
1294-090 – Portugal
Email: fladport@flad.pt
Website: http://www.flad.pt