Delegates from 12,000 chambers of commerce from more than 100 countries are gathering for the World Chambers Congress which opens in Sydney today.
It is the first time the conference, estimated to be worth $3.3 million to the NSW economy, has been hosted by an Australian city.
The Congress, is being held under the theme Where Business Connects, with international trade and key business trends high on the agenda.
The spotlight will also be on issues impacting chambers of commerce around the world, including global mobility, sustainability, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Congress will also examine the changing role that chambers are playing toward government and society.
The Congress also brings together prominent local business and government leaders who will promote Australian trade. It provides an outstanding opportunity for businesses to connect and strengthen relations.
This is the 10th World Chambers Congress, which is being organised and hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation. (ICC WCF)
Unique global forum
The ICC WCF is a unique global forum representing the strongest and most comprehensive of world business networks. It helps members connect to international peers, exchange best practices, share knowledge and explore trade opportunities.
The ICC is the world’s largest business organisation with a network of millions of members in more than 130 countries. Its members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
The three-day World Chambers Congress features an impressive line-up of expert speakers examining significant global business issues.
Held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, it is being jointly organised by the NSW Business Chamber and the Sydney Business Chamber.
As the peak business organisation in the NSW, and Australia’s largest Chamber of Commerce, NSW Business Chamber supports over 17,000 members.