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Registration is now open for the 6th World Chambers Congress, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 3-5 June 2009. By registering online at www.KL2009.com , delegates can also secure accommodation and book tours in one easy visit.

Under the umbrella theme, “Leading sustainable growth and change”, the Congress will address the major challenges businesses face today, including: the impact of globalization on small- and medium-sized enterprises, the economic implications of climate change, shifting corporate governance rules, empowering women in business, and developing young entrepreneurs.

The Congress is set to break new records in 2009 as more than 1,600 chamber leaders and senior executives from over 100 countries are expected to attend.

Congress registration allows access to:

  • 3 plenary sessions and 16 workshops
    Influential world business leaders and experts will address several key issues, including: our most pressing global challenges; the food, water and energy crises; and the economic implications of climate change.
  • Congress Exhibition area
    The ideal venue to explore new partnerships and network with decision-makers from the corporate, public and private sectors worldwide
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
    Featuring an opening address by the Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Welcome reception dinner
    Enjoy an evening discovering the local delights of Kuala Lumpur
  • Theme night
    Hosted by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
    Allowing maximum exposure to networking opportunities

“We have definite plans to attend the Congress in Kuala Lumpur,” said Dubravka Bosnjak, Coordinator for EU Integration and Foreign Affairs Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton. “As a small chamber from a small country, we relish the chance to learn about the experiences and successful programmes of our counterparts around the world.”

For a more prominent role in the Congress, delegations are encouraged to take advantage of the exhibition area and other sponsorship opportunities available. The exhibition area provides a central space where participants can showcase their products and services to decision-makers from all sectors and all regions of the world.

As the Congress comes to Southeast Asia for the first time in 2009, exhibitors will gain direct access to delegations from leading economies such as China and India.

“We have found through experience that sponsoring and exhibiting at the Congress provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop and strengthen partnerships with chambers of commerce and their member companies around the globe,” said Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

World Chambers Congress sponsorship provides advertising opportunities and exposure while reflecting support for new market opportunities worldwide. Sponsorship associates brands with business leadership and enables Congress participation for least developed country delegations and innovative competition participants.

Sponsorship options are available for a wide range of funding levels, including:
-The Congress – profile your organization before, during and after the Congress
-The Competition – ensure winners have the funds to develop their projects
-The Delegates – facilitate attendance of members from developing countries

More detail on made-to-measure programmes to fit specific marketing priorities can be found on the Congress website.

The 6th World Chambers Congress is organized by the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation, and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers.