The World Chambers Congress (WCC), in a few words
Organised by ICC and its World Chambers Federation, the World Chambers Congress is the largest and the only international forum that enables 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.
Upcoming Congress: the 13th World Chambers Congress (#13WCC) in Geneva, 21-23 June 2023
➡️ The #13WCC, co-organised with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services will gather delegates under the topics of multilateralism, governance, and peace.
Latest Congress: the 12th World Chambers Congress (#12WCC) in Dubai, November 2021
The #12WCC gathered 1500 delegates coming from more than 123 countries for three days. It was a hybrid event, which theme was “Generation Next: Chambers 4.0.” Its post-event report will be available shortly.
How can a chamber host a Congress in its country?
🔎 If your chamber is interested in co-organising a World Chambers Congress (WCC) in your country with the ICC WCF, please follow the WCC Bid Guidelines.
– For the #14WCC (Asia-Pacific, 2025) chambers from the region are invited to get in touch with us to submit their bid.
– The #15WCC will take place in the Americas in 2027.
WCC over the years, and more:
Held every two years in a different region of the world, the Congress provides unparalleled opportunities to connect and strengthen relations with a diverse and international group of individuals representing more than 120+ countries. It is a valuable and dynamic forum facilitating the exchange of real-world ideas and best practices on both chamber and business activities and it has been growing ever since its launch in 1999.
Featuring both formal and informal occasions to cultivate networks, the Congress is the ideal place to establish institutional ties and promote trade and investment opportunities from attending companies, located in diverse countries and regions.
In this continuously evolving business climate, the Congress addresses some of the most significant global issues of our time from challenges related to sustainability and diversity to slowing global trade and digital growth.
Featuring renowned speakers from all over the world, Congress delegates benefit from first-hand knowledge and diverse perspectives on a broad number of pertinent topics slated for discussion during the event’s extensive three-day programme.
This flagship event is much more than just a chambers’ gathering. In convening the globe’s most prominent leaders and brightest minds, we aim to help transform the future of business.
World Chambers Competition:
🏆 The World Chambers Competition that started in 2003 is an integral part of the World Chambers Congress. It aims to identify and appreciate innovative projects by Chambers and idealise them, so that chambers across the globe can try and learn from them.
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