Bidding process to co-organise 2023 World Chambers Congress gets underway

  • 3 September 2019

The competition to determine which city will co-organise the 13th World Chambers Congress is heating up with four chambers of commerce contending to host the event, when it returns to Europe in 2023.

The World Chambers Congress gathers business professionals and chambers leaders to collaborate on projects, exchange ideas on best-practices, expand networks and discuss the latest issues impacting businesses worldwide. This prestigious event, organised by the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Chambers Federation (WCF), attracts over 1,000 delegates from more than 100 countries to foster development, cooperation and advance new initiatives.

It will be the third time that the Congress has been hosted in Europe with past editions taking place in Istanbul (2007) and Torino (2015). With the opportunity to showcase their region’s appeal and accomplishments, the finalists vying to organise the 13th World Chambers Congress in 2023 are:

  • Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Host city: Belfast)
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (Host city: Geneva)
  • The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Host city: Moscow)
  • Stavanger Chamber of Commerce (Host city: Stavanger, Norway)

The candidates will deliver their bidding presentations to the WCF General Council in February 2020, with the final decision to be announced in March 2020.

On behalf of the WCF General Council, Hamad Buamim, WCF Chair said: “We would like to congratulate the finalists and look forward to hearing their presentations for this truly prestigious event.”

The next edition of the World Chambers Congress is set to take place in Dubai from 23-25 November 2021, under the theme: “Chambers 4.0 Generation Next.”