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Generation Next: Chambers 4.0 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
23-25 November 2021
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World Chambers Congress

The World Chambers Congress is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together, in all its editions, chamber and business heads, as well as representatives from international organisations and governments alike. In convening the globe’s most prominent leaders and brightest minds, we aim to spur change through dialogue and cooperation to create a more meaningful and prosperous future for all.











Get insight into today's most significant global issues

Access solutions to help you do business better

Stimulate new ideas through inspiring keynotes

Connect with chambers and business leaders

Bridge expertise gaps with educational workshops

Promote trade and investment opportunities



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. 


The 12WCC is gearing up to be a world-class event bringing together some of the best minds in chamber, government and business to explore how chambers are leveraging advanced technologies to achieve their goals. 

« Generation Next:  Chambers 4.0 »


Technology is already revolutionising the global trading system and reshaping the way we do business. As new technologies emerge, so do new challenges and opportunities. The responsibility falls on chambers of commerce to navigate trade in a world of disruption and innovate in order to remain relevant to their members. 

 Placing a key focus on innovation, the Congress will examine how chambers of commerce around the world are rethinking their priorities and creating new solutions that address existing challenges, remove trade barriers and drive global prosperity. 



In addition, the Congress features a wide variety of business-related activities for delegates attending the event, including: 

  • Business Matching Meetings 

  • Investment and Trade Opportunities in Dubai 

  • Site Visits to Free Trade Zones in UAE 

  • Expo 2020 Dubai Tour 

  • Exhibition Area 




The World Chambers Competition is the only award programme of its kind to recognise innovative projects undertaken by chambers from around the world. 

Best Match-making Project

This category recognises chambers that have developed successful business matchmaking initiatives—such as services, events, tools, etc.—for the benefit of their members.

Best Climate Action 

This category recognises chambers with projects designed to support bold action to tackle climate change and help their members adapt to challenges.

Best Unconventional 

This category recognises
 chambers with unique initiatives that are outside the realm of their everyday mission to increase job creation and enhance economic development.

Best Digital

This category recognises chambers who have adopted or created technological solutions
to simplify and transform their services
for business.

The Competition application process will open soon. In the meantime, you can consult our guidelines.




Interested in maximising your brand awareness and visibility? Whether your company is looking to establish new markets or further integrate into existing ones, the Congress gathers over 1,000 influential individuals to connect with directly.


Learn more below on how to become a sponsor or exhibitor of the next Congress.




Dubai is an ideal city for the Congress as it is a global business hub at the forefront of innovation. It has an unparalleled access to the emerging world, is a top-down innovation city, is the world’s tourism capital, as well as a top choice for global events with its world-class infrastructure. 


From forward-thinking strategies to the widespread adoption of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies, Dubai is positioning itself as a global business hub and knowledge-based economy that continues to transform itself and push the boundaries of innovation. 


To add to that, the 12WCC comes at a very exciting time for Dubai as the city hosts Expo 2020 Dubai – a mega event that will be joined by 25 million visitors from around the world.  




The elaborately-designed, multi-purpose Madinat Arena is set around a large lagoon, forming part of the Madinat Jumeirah resort. The venue is located along the coast of Dubai, only minutes away from leading hotels and attractions. 


All passengers travelling to the United Arab Emirates must be in possession of a passport, which must be valid for six months from the date of entry into the country. What type of visa is required for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors, such as nationality, the purpose of the visit and its planned duration. The number of countries that can get a visa on arrival in Dubai has significantly in UAE adding to the convenience that Dubai offers as a host city.


  • If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai international Airport and proceed to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.   
    Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, HongKong (China), Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City 


  • If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-days visit that’s valid for 6 months from the date of the issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total. 
    Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay 


  • Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.


Price of a 30-day visa: 85€ - $90



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Sandip Lalli

President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce