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          Final registration call for the 8th World Chambers Congress

          • Paris, 20 March 2013

          Chamber and business leaders worldwide have just one month remaining to register online to attend the 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha, the first Middle East edition of the Congress since its debut in Marseille in 1999.

           The Congress has a proven track record to share, learn and build networks opportunities for chamber and their business leaders

          Offering more networking opportunities than ever before to delegates from over 120 countries, the not-to-be missed Congress will feature an informative range of plenary and workshop sessions, an enhanced B2B programme and more than 10,000 square metres of exhibition space.

          Held every two years, the Congress has a proven track record to share, learn and build networks opportunities for chamber and their business leaders. A quality range of internationally-renowned experts and business leaders will bring delegates up-to-date on the latest business issues.

          One Congress plenary session, “A world in crisis”, will consider how business can adapt to meet the challenges of crises affecting the world today. The session will be led by Joost Hiltermann, Chief Operations Officer for the International Crisis Group, along with Alexander Likhotal, President of Green Cross International, Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal Rawther, Chairman of the UN ESCAP Business Advisory Council, and Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International.

          Leading experts in non-profit operations will contribute to the Congress’ education component. Greg Melia, Chief Membership and Volunteer Relations Officer at the Center for Association Leadership, will lead a session on membership and Vernetta Walker, Vice-President at BoardSource, will lead a session on how organizations can prepare and plan for leadership succession.

          The 2013 World Chambers Competition finals are also set to showcase the innovative projects that chambers are implementing worldwide in their efforts to remain relevant and dependable for small- and medium-sized enterprises

          Atiq Juma Nasib, Senior Director, Commercial Services Sector, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The Dubai Chamber sees this Congress as a unique platform to reach out to representatives of global chambers. The event fits perfectly within our strategy of connecting to leaders in the world of trade and commerce.”

          Participants are invited to take part in the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit on 22 April, also being held at the Qatar National Convention Center. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for business leaders and key policymakers to exchange with participants on defining business priorities for effective 21st century trade and investment policy.

          Online registration for the ICC World Chambers Federation Congress and the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit will remain open until 17 April. Thereafter, registration closes and opens again on-site in Doha on 22 April. The Congress is currently providing special rates for least developed countries and African continent delegates. Delegates can also take advantage of a special delegation offer, which provides a complimentary registration for every 10 full-paying delegates.

          Don’t miss out the opportunity to network with chamber and business leaders from over 120 countries and register for the 8th World Chambers Congress

          Be involved and help set business priorities for effective trade and investment policy. Register for the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit

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