The International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation 9th World Chambers Congress – set to take place this June in Torino, Italy – will feature two exciting networking initiatives that will allow participants to seek new international business opportunities, learn new dynamics within their industries and build enduring business relationships.
According to participants, networking is the first reason why they attend the Congress. ‘Network Connections’ and ‘Business Excellence’ are part of the business program developed by the Torino Chamber of Commerce, and represent a unique opportunity to ensure a sustainable future for chambers, business leaders and companies, through the use and creation of an international and professional long-lasting business network.
Cindy Duncan, USCIB’s senior counsel and SVP for international trade services, will be moderating a panel during the congress about the ATA Carnet, the Merchandise Passport for which USCIB is the American National Guaranteeing Organization. The ATA Carnet is a customs document that allows for the temporary tax- and duty-free import of professional equipment, commercial samples and goods for fairs and exhibitions. With over 70 countries part of the member system, Duncan’s panel will seek to encourage non-members to join.
Network connections program
Over the three days of Congress, there will be five one-hour time slots, during which delegates can book meeting appointments with fellow participants they wish to meet. This meeting will occur in the ‘network connections box’ – a dedicated space for the networking program located in the heart of the exhibition area. Each participant will have 20 minutes to interact with peers and will be able to have up to nine appointments throughout the Congress.
This program is free of charge and participants are invited to request their participation during the online registration process. Once registered, delegates will be able to start booking their networking appointments starting May 5, via the Congress website.
Business excellence program
This new level of networking experience is especially targeted to foreign delegations interested in having their business meetings off-site. The program is based on field visits to companies from different sectors including automotive, aerospace, textile, fashion, design, energy, environment, health, food and wine industries. These visits will be customized depending on the delegate’s interests and are available at a supplementary cost.
Connecting with the participants from the World Chambers Congress, means connecting with the business world.