2017 Competition Categories
The following four categories shall be the
categories that form the 2017 Competition.
This category seeks to reward those who have developed
a project linking both business and their social responsibility actions to
community, philanthropic, environment, workplace and market place activities.
Such projects can include public-private partnerships and actions designed to
advocate sustainable growth. Furthermore, they must underline the business
advantages for CSR and ethical business practices as well as reinforce the
chamber's mission of promoting best practices among companies and
Best job creation and business development
Chambers of commerce are a force for economic growth,
job creation and prosperity. Candidates in this category have either developed
a project that boosted growth opportunities for the chamber's member companies
or contributed to job creation in its community, creating a long-term value for
the business ecosystem and the society.
This category will recognize exceptional
initiatives and projects led by chambers of commerce that helped its small to
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs access finance to address
their business operational and development needs.
This award will recognize those who have
developed an exceptional project in an activity not typically associated with a
chamber of commerce's mission and objectives. The project must be inspirational
and innovative, while demonstrating that it fulfilled specific needs and
objectives of the chamber and its SME member community, in terms of creating
jobs and strengthening their local economies. From environmental programmes,
disaster relief, and migration programmes, chambers continue to innovate and
change the "status quo", diversifying their image and reinforcing their
relevance within their communities.
2015 Competition Results
Selection Process- Results final voting
After presenting their projects live in Torino, all the
finalists were recognized and applauded by the chamber and business community
for their outstanding achievements.
On 12 June four chambers were
announced as the winners of the 2015 World Chambers Competition:
- Best advocacy project: Santiago Chamber of Commerce
(Chile) - Electronic Registry of all suppliers to the Chilean
- Best job creation & business
development project: Kocaeli Chamber of Industry
(Turkey) - "Our village" Production Center Project for the
- Best unconventional project:
Calgary Chamber of Commerce (Canada) - Post-Flood Recovery and
- Best Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR): Finland Chamber of Commerce (Finland) -
Women Leaders Program
here to discover the winning and finalist projects.
A unique opportunity
The Competition provides a unique opportunity for chambers to showcase originality and ingenuity, demonstrate determination to strengthen SMEs, improve services provided to members. Since its inception in 2003, the Competition has generated an array of case studies demonstrating entrepreneurial diversity and inspiring other chambers. Entries come not only from developed countries, but also from developing and least developed countries.
Chambers and the Competition
Chambers of all kinds – from bilateral, local, regional and national to
public and private law – can enter the Competition.
and winners of this increasingly popular event have experienced a significant
impact on their local and national profile, as well as on their influence, due
to the recognition received for their participating projects.
"Winning a World Chambers Competition award brought us recognition from
our partners at home and abroad. By setting the highest technical standards to
qualify for the award, it has helped our chambers gain access to important
actors in the public and private sectors alike. Every chamber looking to
strengthen its entrepreneurship programmes should apply." Joseph Paul
Dornelles Cairoli, President, The Confederation of Brazilian Commercial and