About the Congress

"The only global meeting place for chambers"

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10th World Chambers Congress
Sydney, Australia
19-21 September, 2017

The ICC WCF 10th World Chambers Congress in 2017 will be co-organized with the Sydney Business Chamber. Get ready for and extraordinary journey to Australia, where chambers of commerce and the business community will be invited to share best practices, exchange insights and address the latest issues being faced by their organizations and local communities.

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An outstanding success

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The 9th World Chambers Congress concluded its three days on 12 June at the sumptuous surroundings of the Venaria Reale for the gala dinner. Over 1,100 participants from 113 countries participated at the Congress, with 31 chambers from the Least Developed Countries also present. It was the occasion to network and exchange ideas thanks to the 30 sessions, engaging more than 140 speakers, and to the exhibition area that hosted 43 exhibitors.

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The World Chambers Congress

World Chambers Congress - Audience

The World Chambers Congress (WCC) is organized by the ICC World Chambers Federation. Held every two years in a different region of the world, the Congress is the only international forum for chamber leaders and professionals to share best-practices, exchange insights, develop networks, address the latest business issues affecting their communities, and learn about new areas of innovation from chambers around the world.

Five reasons you need to attend the World Chambers Congress

1. Networking - Benefit from one of the world's largest networking platforms, uniting chamber leaders from the global community of 12,000 chambers

2. Exchange - Be inspired and exchange ideas on today's most pressing issues facing chambers in animated parallel sessions

3. Insight - Gain insight and knowledge from worldwide renowed speakers, experts and influential leaders

4. Learning experience - Learn by sharing experience and best practices with your peers

5. Business opportunities - Open the doors to countless business partnership opportunities for you and your business members

Congress highlights

Programme and speakers
World Chambers Congress participants gain insight from internationally renowned speakers through our plenary and workshop sessions. Speakers include chamber of commerce, business and government leaders.

World Chambers Competition
The Congress is host to the only global awards programme recognizing the most innovative projects undertaken by chambers of commerce and industry from around the world.

Networking social activities
For attendees, the Congress provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect and strengthen relations with peers and colleagues from more than 100 countries. In addition to creating new institutional ties, the Congress is an ideal occasion to promote trade and investment opportunities from member companies, their region and country.

Exhibition area
Whether you are a chamber or a leading corporation, the extensive exhibition area at each Congress provides the perfect forum to promote opportunities and activities in your region, or to showcase specific products and services.

Business programme
Each Congress offers an extensive programme to accompanying business delegations. This includes tradeshows and customized meetings – arranged by our local host – between delegates and specific industry sectors or companies.

Sponsorship opportunities
The Congress is also a unique opportunity to develop partnerships with chambers of commerce and their member companies.

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10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney

10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney

9th World Chambers Congress highlights

9th World Chambers Congress highlights

UN Secretary General's message to Congress delegates

9th WCC message from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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9th WCC Plenary 1

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