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Representatives of close to 50 least developed countries (LDCs) will have the opportunity to exchange with delegates from chambers of commerce from around the world.

The 9th World Chambers Congress will gather more than 1,600 delegates from 120 countries in Torino on 10-12 June 2015. Among those participating will be representatives from 48 LDCs, who were invited and sponsored to attend by the Torino Chamber of Commerce, which is co-organizing the event.

The event will enable delegates from LDCs to exchange insights, develop networks, address the latest business issues affecting their communities and learn more about new areas of innovation as part of the event’s extensive programme.

Representatives from LDCs to have already confirmed their participation include chambers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

Each LDC chamber will have the opportunity to enhance their management and service capabilities and exchange best practices and ideas, with an eye to later stimulating and fostering development in their home country.

The Congress and the Competition exposed us to new ideas and innovations that we hope to benchmark in order to improve service delivery to our members and propel our chamber forward.

LDC representatives will also have the opportunity to attend the World Chambers Competition which is designed to help all delegates learn from other chambers’ experiences and explore new ideas and opportunities.

“The Congress and the Competition exposed us to new ideas and innovations that we hope to benchmark in order to improve service delivery to our members and propel our chamber forward,” said Olive Z. Kigongo, President, Uganda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, speaking of her experience at the 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha, Qatar.

“We also hope to use the networks created during the Congress to create synergies with other chambers to enhance our capacity and performance. All the presentations and sessions were very enriching and we have tremendously learned from them,” Ms Kigongo said.

Chambers of commerce around the world, including leading business community members and influential world leaders will be part of this international environment and will enjoy a series of unique sessions and networking activities.

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Save the date: The ICC WCF 9th World Chambers Congress takes place in Torino, Italy on 10-12 June 2015.

For further information, please contact

  • Stephanie VIEILLEDENT
  • +33 (0)1 49 53 30 39
  • Project Manager, WCF