World Chambers Congress

12-14 June 2019
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The World Chambers Congress is the largest international gathering for chambers of commerce and their business members. Comprising an influential thought-leadership conference and a world-class competition to showcase chamber innovation, the global forum provides an unrivalled opportunity to share best-practices, exchange real-word ideas and inspire new thinking around the most pressing issues affecting the business world today.

Programme

Opening ceremony

Wednesday, 12 June 09:00 - 10:30

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Morning Break

Wednesday, 12 June 10:30 - 11:00

Exhibition inauguration

Wednesday, 12 June 10:30 - 11:00

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A world disrupted: pioneering new paths for a shared future

The global institutional architecture is facing its biggest test in the last 50 years, with traditional approaches be...

Wednesday, 12 June 11:00 - 12:30

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The global institutional architecture is facing its biggest test in the last 50 years, with traditional approaches be...

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, 12 June 12:30 - 13:30

Building smart cities the right way

For the first time in history, more than half the world population lives in cities and this proportion is set to incr...

Wednesday, 12 June 13:30 - 15:00

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For the first time in history, more than half the world population lives in cities and this proportion is set to incr...

Afternoon Break

Wednesday, 12 June 15:00 - 15:30

Best Unconventional Project

Recognising chambers that have developed unique and innovative projects in an activity not typically associated with ...

Wednesday, 12 June 15:30 - 17:00

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Recognising chambers that have developed unique and innovative projects in an activity not typically associated with ...

Today’s toolkit for developing a dispute management plan

Considering the increase in the complexity of commercial relations today, parties to commercial transactions should b...

Wednesday, 12 June 15:30 - 17:00

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Considering the increase in the complexity of commercial relations today, parties to commercial transactions should b...

Everything you wanted to know about blockchain but were afraid to ask

The blockchain is increasingly being heralded as a game-changing technology by many sectors of the global economy. St...

Wednesday, 12 June 15:30 - 17:00

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The blockchain is increasingly being heralded as a game-changing technology by many sectors of the global economy. St...

Discover latin america’s business opportunities through AICO

This panel will offer an analysis of the strategies that Ibero-America has been leading to promote business with the ...

Wednesday, 12 June 15:30 - 17:00

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This panel will offer an analysis of the strategies that Ibero-America has been leading to promote business with the ...

Sessions end

Wednesday, 12 June 17:00 - 17:00

WELCOME RECEPTION – Celebrating ICC Centenary

After an action-packed first day of plenaries and workshops, relax and enjoy a fun-filled evening in one of Rio de Ja...

Wednesday, 12 June 18:30 - 21:00

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After an action-packed first day of plenaries and workshops, relax and enjoy a fun-filled evening in one of Rio de Ja...

Building fair and transparent markets for all

Description: Corruption imposes devastating economic and social costs around the world, barring innovative new ideas ...

Thursday, 13 June 09:00 - 10:30

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Description: Corruption imposes devastating economic and social costs around the world, barring innovative new ideas ...

Morning Break

Thursday, 13 June 10:30 - 11:00

Best Education and Training Project

Acknowledging chambers who are proving that investing in education and training can be crucial to the establishment, ...

Thursday, 13 June 11:00 - 12:30

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Acknowledging chambers who are proving that investing in education and training can be crucial to the establishment, ...

SMEs to the world: chambers as facilitators and partners

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent a whopping 95% of companies and yet remain sorely underre...

Thursday, 13 June 11:00 - 12:30

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Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent a whopping 95% of companies and yet remain sorely underre...

ATA Carnet: boosting international business with your passport for goods

ATA Carnets greatly facilitates trade by unifying customs forms and replacing guarantee requests different from count...

Thursday, 13 June 11:00 - 12:30

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ATA Carnets greatly facilitates trade by unifying customs forms and replacing guarantee requests different from count...

Networking Lunch

Thursday, 13 June 12:30 - 14:00

Best SME and Entrepreneurship Development Project

Rewarding exceptional chamber initiatives that are either helping SMEs and entrepreneurs to innovate and develop thei...

Thursday, 13 June 14:00 - 15:30

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Rewarding exceptional chamber initiatives that are either helping SMEs and entrepreneurs to innovate and develop thei...

The e-commerce revolution: making digital trade work for small business

Recent e-commerce growth has been nothing short of breath-taking and has immense potential for small and medium-sized...

Thursday, 13 June 14:00 - 15:30

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Recent e-commerce growth has been nothing short of breath-taking and has immense potential for small and medium-sized...

Inclusive infrastructure in emerging economies

It is estimated that approximately US$57 trillion in infrastructure will be needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Deve...

Thursday, 13 June 14:00 - 15:30

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It is estimated that approximately US$57 trillion in infrastructure will be needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Deve...

Afternoon Break

Thursday, 13 June 15:30 - 16:00

The leadership talk: changing the world, for good

A new generation of creative entrepreneurs is seeking to change the world, for good. Chambers and more established co...

Thursday, 13 June 16:00 - 17:00

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A new generation of creative entrepreneurs is seeking to change the world, for good. Chambers and more established co...

The Sustainable Development Goals and climate change: thriving in a low carbon economy

The economic and social risks posed by climate change are impossible to ignore and failure to take effective action c...

Friday, 14 June 09:00 - 10:30

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The economic and social risks posed by climate change are impossible to ignore and failure to take effective action c...

Morning Break

Friday, 14 June 10:30 - 11:00

Rethinking education: Skills for the global economy of the future

Teach a man to fish and... keep teaching him new skills? An estimated 50% of current work activities could be transfo...

Friday, 14 June 11:00 - 12:30

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Teach a man to fish and... keep teaching him new skills? An estimated 50% of current work activities could be transfo...

Networking Lunch

Friday, 14 June 12:30 - 13:30

Origin story: charting the future for trade documents in a transforming global economy

Origin in trade has rarely had such a high profile – partly as a result of the proliferation of free trade agreements...

Friday, 14 June 13:30 - 15:00

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Origin in trade has rarely had such a high profile – partly as a result of the proliferation of free trade agreements...

Adapting chambers of commerce to digital transformation

As digital technologies transform every aspect of business operations and the global economy, how are chambers of com...

Friday, 14 June 13:30 - 15:00

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As digital technologies transform every aspect of business operations and the global economy, how are chambers of com...

New frontiers in trade facilitation

With the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, new opportunities are opening up to make trade tra...

Friday, 14 June 13:30 - 15:00

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With the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, new opportunities are opening up to make trade tra...

Afternoon Break

Friday, 14 June 15:00 - 15:30

Beyond banks? How is alternative finance transforming advanced and emerging economies?

An increasing share of financial transactions is taking place outside of traditional banking institutions both in adv...

Friday, 14 June 15:30 - 17:00

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An increasing share of financial transactions is taking place outside of traditional banking institutions both in adv...

Chambers and start-ups

Startups represent an enormous opportunity to expand innovation and growth throughout economies that can also act as ...

Friday, 14 June 15:30 - 17:00

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Startups represent an enormous opportunity to expand innovation and growth throughout economies that can also act as ...

Sessions end

Friday, 14 June 17:00 - 17:00

Gala Dinner Competition Awards Ceremony

Friday, 14 June 18:30 - 22:30

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REASONS TO ATTEND

World Chambers Congress Teamwork

1,200

Participants

World Chambers Congress worldwide

100

Countries

World Chambers Congress speakers

80

Speakers

World Chambers Congress document

25

Sessions

Get insight into today's most significant global issues Get insight into today's most significant global issues
Access solutions to help you do business better Access solutions to help you do business better
Stimulate new ideas through inspiring keynotes Stimulate new ideas through inspiring keynotes
Connect with chambers and business leaders Connect with chambers and business leaders
Bridge expertise gaps with educational workshops Bridge expertise gaps with educational workshops
Promote trade and investment opportunities Promote trade and investment opportunities

PARTICIPATE

Each day of our three-day event is a chance to explore new ideas, unlock innovation and make new connections with peers from around the world. Register your participation today.

Highlights

What people say

“A landmark global event, the World Chambers Congress offers an unparalleled platform for the most valuable exchanges among peers and highly fruitful market perspectives.”

Vincent Subilia
Deputy Director General Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (Switzerland)

“We really enjoyed being part of the Congress and are looking forward to collaborating in the future”

“[The Congress] is chambers coming together to learn from each other to make themselves more relevant and useful to their members”

“The Congress was very well organised–both logistically and in terms of its content. I found it very interesting to discuss crucial global issues that really matter to business”

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We'll be LIVE in Norway starting at 5:00pm for the Oslo #BFPAward Ceremony. Watch the 2019 Honourees receive recognition for their outstanding commitment to peace here. > https://t.co/EztoCjoSKO

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