CHAMBERS FOR GLOBAL PROSPERITY

1000

Delegates

100

Countries

75

Speakers

20

Sessions

Reasons to attend

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

“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

HISTORY OF CONGRESSES

1999 1999
2001 2001
2003 2003
2005 2005
2007 2007
2009 2009
2011 2011
2013 2013
2015 2015
2017 2017

1999

1WCC
Marseille

2001

2WCC

Seoul

2003

3WCC

Quebec City

2005

4WCC

Durban

2007

5WCC

Istanbul

2009

6WCC

Kuala lumpur

2011

7WCC

Mexico City

2013

8WCC

Doha

2015

9WCC

Torino

2017

10WCC

Sydney

ICC WCF has already received bids from chambers to co-organise future Congresses up until 2023!
If your chamber is interested in bidding, download our guidelines.

DESTINATION

RIO DE JANEIRO

Known as Brazil’s second-largest city and a frequented tourist destination, Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant city with deep cultural heritage. From Tijuca’s lush rainforests to the magnificent shores of the Copacabana Beach to the marvels of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the bustling cosmopolitan city is filled with attractions and activities to suit every kind of traveller.

WINDSOR CONVENTION CENTER

Just a few steps from the beach, the Windsor Convention Center is conveniently situated in the sophisticated Tijuca district. With three hotels, one convention centre, state-of-the-art facilities, recognised food and drinks and a top-grade staff, the Windsor is Rio’s largest and most successful event venue.

VISA INFORMATION

Unless you are exempt or a Brazilian passport holder, you are required to have a visa to travel to Brazil. Please make the necessary arrangements before your trip departure, as the process may take a few days complete.

PROGRAMME

CREATING
A SHARED FUTURE

Designed to inspire action and fuel collaboration, our three-day programme aims to develop a sense of shared values within and across business communities, in addition to raising a sense of unity among the global chamber network.

With this in mind, we are currently hard at work building an agenda filled with expert-led discussions and hands-on activities on a diverse range of chamber and business-related subjects.

Past speakers

Over the years, the Congress stage has been shared by heads of state, esteemed chamber leaders and some of the world’s most influential business figures.

Madeleine Albright

Former United States Secretary of State

Muhammad Yumus

2006 Nobel Peace Prize

Arancha Gonzalez

Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)

Marc Bolland

Former CEO, Marks & Spencer; The Hon.

Gladys Berejiklian

Premier of New South Wales

Gunter Pauli

Founder, Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

For those wanting to do business on a global scale, the Congress offers the perfect platform to promote goods and services with the most influential leaders of the business world.

Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and an essential gateway for doing business in the region. Paired with its privileged marine access covering more than 7,400 kilometres and the largest port on the entire continent, the country offers prime access to an array of global trade opportunities for business communities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

“Akubra Hats was honoured to exhibit at the 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney, Australia in September 2017. This event represented a once in a lifetime opportunity to network with a diverse group of individuals, representing more than 100 countries. Akubra was able to display its iconic headwear and in the process develop opportunities to open up new markets for our product. We were delighted with the outcomes achieved and feel optimistic that our brand will now be better recognised on the world stage.”

“Akubra Hats was honoured to exhibit at the 10th World Chambers Congress. This event represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to network with a diverse group of individuals. We were delighted with the outcomes achieved and feel optimistic that our brand will now be better recognised on the world stage.”

Roy Wilkinson, Chief Financial Officier, Akubura Hats

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