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          Do you have the next chamber idea? Apply now for 2015 World Chambers Competition

          • Paris, 01 September 2014

          Chambers of commerce from all over the world can now submit their innovative and best practice projects to the 2015 World Chambers Competition, the only global awards programme to recognize groundbreaking initiatives undertaken by the international chamber community.

          Confederation of Brazilian Commercial and Business Associations at the 2007 Competition

          Initiated in 2003 at the 3rd World Chambers Congress in Quebec City, the Competition has established itself as one of the most popular features of the World Chambers Congress and provides a unique opportunity for chambers to showcase originality and ingenuity. Since its inception, 28 chambers have been honoured for their innovative ideas and have significantly increased both their profile and project’s visibility among the world business community.

          Casey Steinbacher, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and one of the winners of the 2013 Competition, said: “Being recognized by the international chamber community for our creativity and forward thinking affirms that we are headed in the right direction and keeping pace with global business changes.”

          Laureates of the 2013 World Chambers Competition include the Dubai Chamber of Commerce (UAE), the Bristol Chamber of Commerce (UK), NSW Business Chamber (Australia), the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce (US) and the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Reflecting the great diversity of chamber innovation across the world, the Competition underlined their achievements in areas as diverse as corporate social responsibility, membership services, business development tools and youth entrepreneurship development projects.

          The 2015 Competition will reward the most interesting projects undertaken by chambers in the following four categories:

          • Best corporate social responsibility (CSR) project
          • Best job creation & business development project
          • Best policy advocacy project
          • Best unconventional project

          A panel of international judges will shortlist four finalists in each category who will be invited to present their projects to fellow business delegates at the 9th World Chambers Congress, set to take place on 10-12 June 2015 in Torino, Italy.

          "The World Chambers Competition has become a highlight of the World Chambers Congress and is poised once again to be one of the most popular sessions next year in Torino, Italy," said Rona Yircali, Honorary Chair of the World Chambers Federation. "We look forward to receiving entries from chambers both large and small, and from developed and least developed countries," he added.

          Submit your chamber’s innovation and best practice project here.

          Learn more about the Competition and Guidelines

          Visit the 9th World Chambers Congress website

          Learn more about the World Chambers Federation

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