Chambers of Commerce

World Chambers Congress comes to Rio de Janeiro

Over 1,000 business and chamber delegates from around the world will connect at the Windsor Expo Convention Center in Rio de Janiero for the 11th World Chambers Congress which gets underway today.

World Chambers Competition sees record number of submissions

The 2019 edition of the World Chambers Competition organised by the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF), has received a total of 74 entries from 29 countries, the second highest number of projects in the Competition’s 16-year history.

4 ways #11WCC will expand your network (and your mind)

Industry events are a great place for professionals to make connections and showcase the unique value of their offerings. To help maximise your impact during the upcoming World Chambers Congress, we’re bringing you four ways you can make the most out of our much-anticipated three-day event.

ICC announces ATA digitalisation project nominated countries

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The World Chambers Federation of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC WCF) has today announced the seven countries selected or targeted to participate in a pilot project to digitalise the ATA Carnet, a customs document allowing duty- and tax-free movement of goods for up to one year.

Hamad Buamim named new Chair of World Chambers Federation

World Chambers Federation

Chambers of commerce making up the General Council of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF) have elected Hamad Buamim as incoming WCF Chair. Mr Buamim, who is President and CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has served as WCF Deputy Chair since 2013. He will take over the role from Peter Mihok in January 2019.

ATA Carnet system expands thanks to Qatar and Qatar Chamber

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to welcome Qatar as the 78th country to implement the ATA Carnet system. Simultaneously, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also become the 77th member of the International ATA Carnet Guarantee Chain. Both announcements were made during a council meeting hosted by ICC’s World Chambers Federation (WCF) in Xi’an, China last week.

ICC WCF Honorary Chairman opens conference of friendly chambers


The role of chambers in bringing the voice of business to the table is more important than ever, ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) Honorary Chairman Rona Yircali told delegates during the opening ceremony of the 4th Beijing International Conference of Friendly Chambers of Commerce on 7 June 2017.

10th World Chambers Congress at a glance

World Chambers Congress

Chamber and business leaders from all four corners of the globe are gearing up to attend the largest chamber event of the year, the World Chambers Congress. The biennial forum—set to take place from 19-21 September in Sydney—will examine contemporary issues within the global business landscape, promote result-oriented innovation and provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise.