1st WORLD CHAMBERS CONGRESS
Marseille, France, 1999
700 delegates from 91 countries
Chambers from 91 countries meeting for the first time
The first ever World Chambers Congress marked a truly unprecedented event, with chambers from 91 countries attending. As globalization continued apace and further revolutionary developments in communications appeared at a giddying rate, this first Congress provided a unique opportunity for chambers worldwide to discuss about their future together.
Marseille and the name "Premiere"
On this occasion, Marseille had the opportunity to welcome representatives from foreign countries and nations on a scale never seen before in the city’s history. The Congress was named “Premiere” in recognition of the fact that the first chamber in the world was created in Marseille and because this Congress ushered in the third millennium.
400 years of networking
Chambers around the world have been “networking” for the past 400 years, though they may not have recognized it. This Congress marked their determination to create a real network, one that provides an innovative tool and creates a system of interdependence, vital in the information age.
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