Chambers of commerce from Biarritz, Dublin, Geneva, Gothenburg, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester, Northern Ireland and Torino have confirmed their bids to host the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) 9th World Chambers Congress upon its return to Europe in 2015. Held every two years in different regions of the world, the World Chambers Congress is the only international forum for chamber of commerce leaders to share best-practice experience, develop networks and learn about new areas of innovation from other chambers, as they face the challenge of remaining relevant to companies in their region. The 8th
Congress will be held in Doha, Qatar April 22-25, 2013.
“We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of chambers from around the world who have embraced the Congress as their event to reach out and build relationships with their peers, and explore together how chambers are adapting to serve their local business communities,” said WCF Chair Rona Yircali. WCF will announce the winning 2015 Congress host in November. Mr. Yircali added, “The destination chosen by the WCF General Council must address the needs of all our Congress delegates, who come from more than 100 countries.”