6th WORLD CHAMBERS CONGRESS
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009
“Leading sustainable growth and change”
1,000 delegates from 105 countries
Leading sustainable growth and change
The Congress brought together in Kuala Lumpur some 1,000 chamber of commerce leaders, executives and their business members from more than 100 countries.
Under the theme umbrella "Leading sustainable growth and change" delegates sought tools and information they could use in their home countries to help company and government leaders to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to resulting environmental conditions. The event featured workshops on subjects such as networking, sustainable cities, social responsibility, environmental issues, intellectual property, customer service and certificates of origin.
The Congress took place in the midst of the worst global recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Leaders of the global chambers of commerce community issued a statement identifying the global economic crisis and the impact of climate change as two major challenges transcending national borders and requiring concerted international cooperation.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Malaysia's premier economic organization and one of the five constituent members of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, hosted the Congress. Since its establishment in 1968, FMM has consistently led the Malaysian business community in spearheading the nation's growth and modernization. FMM – as the largest private sector economic organization in Malaysia, representing over 2,000 manufacturing and industrial service companies –is officially recognized as the voice of local industry.
For more information on FMM:
Tel: + 60 3 6286 7200