Dubai will host the 12th World Chambers Congress in November this year. The event brings together over 1,200 international delegates in Dubai from November 23 to November 25, 2021.
The World Chambers Congress, a hallmark event of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the institutional representative of over 45 million enterprises, and its World Chambers Federation (WCF), is co-organized by Dubai Chamber in 2021. The three-day event, titled Generation Next: Chambers 4.0, will look at the role of chambers in revitalizing global commerce and give a better understanding of how technology is allowing today’s leaders to break through old barriers.
H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber and ICC WCF Chair said: “This World Chambers Congress comes at a time when the world is emerging from an unprecedented global situation – one that is presenting new and significant opportunities for business in what is anticipated to be a new paradigm of commerce and trade.
“I am confident that the 12th World Chambers Congress will be an eye-opening and enriching experience for everyone involved. It is crucial that chambers look to the future to not only add value to their members and business communities but help them achieve sustainable growth and enhance their competitiveness.”
The high-level event will bring together chamber executives, member firms, and business officials from around the world to network, interact, and debate the new challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 age has to offer. The #12WCCC also attempts to help chambers of commerce, industry, and their services adapt to their members’ changing requirements.
John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce said: “Our World Chambers Congress is unrivalled in its capacity to develop connections, showcase innovate solutions, and inspire action that impact local communities in every region. As we navigate our way out of the global health crisis, this edition will be more relevant than ever.It is incumbent on us to activate the collective voice of the global chamber network and undertake ambitious projects that drive a more sustainable future for all.”
The Congress will investigate how chambers are reconsidering their objectives, developing new solutions to current concerns, reducing trade obstacles, and advancing global prosperity, focusing on innovation. Digital disruption and re-imagining the future of chambers are among the other themes on the agenda. The Congress will also include several business-related activities, such as business matching meetings, investment and trade opportunities in Dubai, site visits to UAE free trade zones, and Expo 2020 Dubai tours and showcase area.
The #12WCC experience will include access to Expo 2020 Dubai, allowing chamber officials to utilize the Expo platform, expand their reach, and explore cross-border partnership opportunities.
The World Chambers Competition, the only award programme to recognize outstanding chamber projects, is another highlight of the Congress. The competition’s goal is to highlight chamber innovation and inspire innovative chamber solutions that have a beneficial influence on business communities around the world. Best Resilience Project, Best Digital Project, Best Climate Action Project and Best Unconventional Project are the categories for this year’s competition.