The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“SICCI”) is the peak representative organisation for the private sector in Solomon Islands.
SICCI currently has over 75 members as well as a number of affiliations to other national private sector organisations, covering approximately 80% of the Solomon Islands private sector workforce. SICCI continues to be a strong advocate of private sector interests – for both small and large companies alike – and aims to work constructively with the government, the Solomon Islands community and international donor organisations.
SICCI is driven by its vision for the Solomon Islands, its own mission and the values which govern the way it goes about its work.
SICCI is a national organization, but its membership and services are primarily located in Honiara. While SICCI has obvious ambitions to be truly national, it feels it important to develop a model in Honiara first before expanding it to the provinces. Over time, SICCI plans to extend its operations, and this will become particularly important as tourism grows as a sector in the Solomon Islands.
Learn more about the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry Team here.
Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) was incorporated in 1998 as an NGO with a vision; “to be a catalyst for the development of successful businesses in Solomon Islands. SISBEC has been around for about 18 years at least. If you have passion for business, do not go pass SISBEC. We have services for business enthusiasts, starters, and those who are in business. Our services include; business training, business coaching and mentoring, MYOB training & onsite training support, financial literacy and bee keeping training. In summary we desire to see you successful in your business and your livelihood activities so embrace our services and support.
APTC offers programs and qualifications from Certificate III to Diploma level in the automotive, manufacturing, construction, electrical, tourism, hospitality, education, management and health and community services industry sectors. Know more about APTC's operation in the Solomon Islands and what courses we have on offer. Contact us here
Visit APTC's website on www.aptc.edu.au
We work with business support organisations, (like chambers of commerce), NGOs and regional development agencies, and directly with businesses, to help enterprising individuals and families in the Pacific Islands to generate sustainable incomes.
We do this by providing relevant, effective, value-for-money training workshops and coaching, for businesses of all types and sizes.
Many business people from Solomon Islands need to visit or transit through Australia. This link to the Australian Department of Immigration provides information on how to get an entry or transit visa. Business people can often get 12 month, multiple entry visas. SICCI has been advised by the Department that it is important to apply early and with complete documentation to ensure smooth processing.