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The Congress

The World Chambers Congress is the premier event of its kind bringing together chamber, business and government figures alike. Now in its 10th edition, this flagship event is much more than just a chamber’s gathering. In convening the globe’s most prominent leaders and brightest minds, we aim to transform the future of business.

The #10WCC was jointly organised by the Sydney Business Chambera division of NSW Business Chamber. It was held in Sydney, Australia from 19-21 September 2017 and took place in the harbour city’s newest convention centre, the International Convention Centre Sydney.

10th World Chambers Congress Day 1 .Picture : Gregg Porteous

Reasons to attend


Networking: The Congress provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect and strengthen relations with a diverse and international group of individuals representing more than 100 countries. With both formal and informal occasions to develop networks, this is the ideal setting to establish institutional ties and promote trade and investment opportunities from attending companies, countries and regions.

Knowledge: In an ever-changing business climate, the Congress, with its visionary and esteemed speakers, addresses and examines today’s most significant global issues. Benefit from indispensable knowledge and interesting perspectives on a broad number of important topics filled including informative discussions with our extensive three-day programme.

Know-how: The Congress is a valuable and dynamic forum that facilitates the exchange of real-world ideas and best practices on both chamber and business activities. Through its World Chambers Competition, the Congress recognises the most innovative projects from across the chamber community. It serves as an informative benchmark for others to learn and encourages positive change and development.


World Chambers Congress -Day 2 .Picture : Gregg Porteous


Sydney, Australia


Set on the world’s largest natural harbour and spanning a far as the gorgeous Blue Mountains, Sydney is Australia’s biggest and most famous city. Home to some of the most majestic beaches, breath-taking natural wonders and iconic landmarks, it is easy to see why this dream destination consistently ranks so highly on global measures of liveability, sustainability, health, etc. If that was not enough, the popular seaside city also boasts a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. When paired with Aussies’ relaxed way of life and friendly nature, it makes Australia a wonderful and welcoming country to visit.

To learn more about places to visit in Australia, please click here.


Tour Programmes


The #10WCC offered its sponsors a unique chance to promote their services and products to an elite group of individuals.  Connect directly with the decision-makers of the business world to maximise brand awareness and visibility. Whether your company is looking to establish new markets or further integrate into existing ones, there are over 1,000 international delegates at your fingertips.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at the next World Chambers Congress, please click here.




The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world’s largest business organisation with a network of millions of members in more than 130 countries. ICC works to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through a unique mix of advocacy and standard setting activities – together with market-leading dispute resolution services. Its members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.

For more information about ICC, please click here.


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF) is a unique global forum uniting a powerful network of 12,000 chambers. Chambers of commerce represent the strongest and most comprehensive of world business networks. By helping members connect to international peers, exchange best practices, share knowledge and explore trade opportunities, the ICC WCF helps individual chambers to influence the economic success of a country.

For more information about ICC WCF, please click here.


Sydney Business Chamber (SBC)a division of NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC), is Australia’s oldest chamber. It has supported business growth since 1826 and works to ensure Sydney gets the recognition, support and promotion needed to maintain its position as Australia’s premier global city. As the peak business organisation in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and Australia’s largest Chamber of Commerce, NSW Business Chamber supports over 17,000 members. A founding member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Australian Chamber Alliance, NSWBC forms part of a strong national chamber movement that represents the interests of over 1.5 million businesses across Australia.

For more information about SBC and NSWBC , please click here.





History of the Congress

The very first World Chambers Congress debuted in Marseille, France in September 1999. It celebrated the 400th anniversary of the oldest chamber in the world, the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since that landmark event, the Congress has been held on a biennial basis, rotating continents each time. Past host cities include Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City, Doha, Torino and now, Sydney— making it a truly international affair.




ICC WCF has already received bids from Chambers of Commerce to co-organise future Congress’ up until 2021! If you are interested in bidding, download the bid guidelines by clicking here

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