After a variety of farewells this week, Victoria Willetts heads off for Canada in the next few days with all of our best wishes. This means a new person steps into the role of the Chamber’s Executive Manager and there’s is no better time than now to make the formal introduction to Marcela Ekin de Castro.
Marcela joined the Chamber in June in the Export documentation services area. She came to Western Australia earlier this year after working with the Canberra based Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for nearly a decade. In that time Marcela worked across a range of ACCI’s operations in administration, project management, research and analysis, event management and communications.
Since graduating in Economics from the Universidad del Rosario, Bogota Colombia, Marcela has gained her Master of International Business and Graduate Diploma in International Affairs from the Australian National University. Just prior to joining the Chamber, Marcela added a Certificate III in Logistics from Challenger Institute of Technology.
Welcome Marcela, we look forward to you being part of the continuing development of the Fremantle Chamber. Do not hesitate to introduce yourself to Marcela at Chamber events over coming months.
It has been tumultuous couple of weeks in Fremantle. With City HQ blinkers set to high position, a major family event that attracted many tens of thousands to Fremantle was cancelled without a speck of regard for the economic impact for hospitality, tourism and the marine sector. It was never a great day for retail but it was an extraordinary day for profile, a great reminder that Fremantle is open for business.
Even though the game was over before the shouting started with the budget significantly reduced months ago, our position remains the same. The Chamber’s objection to the decision was all about reputation, profile, economic impact AND the process taken. Now it is about to making sure that economic impact is considered with every decision City HQ makes.
In the meantime, January 26th will not be without some sparkle. The Fishing Boat Harbour Traders are taking us back to where it began – the Freo Cracker Night.
The budget is not as big so it will be a shorter event. But YOU could make a difference. Thunderous applause to the Fishing Boat Harbour.
If you are able to be a partner in presenting the Freo Cracker Night please contact Eddie Watling on firstname.lastname@example.org
City HQ are progressing with their family picnic day concept with concert plans for the weekend following the 26th January 2017.