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Speakers named for 12th World Chambers Congress

DUBAI, October 26, 2021

Over 80 speakers will gather for the 12th World Chambers Congress (12WCC) in Dubai and share their insights on “Chambers 4.0”, a new approach to how chambers of commerce should serve their members and social ecosystems.

Co-organised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), its World Chambers Federation and Dubai Chamber, the 12WCC takes place November 23-25 at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Among the high-level speakers confirmed for the Congress are: H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications & Chair of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy; H.E. Hamad Buamim, Chair of the ICC World Chambers Federation and President & CEO of Dubai Chamber; John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce; Anabel Gonzalez, Deputy Director General, Word Trade Organisation; Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre; Adam J. Bock, Executive Education Instructor & Coach, Wisconsin School of Business; Interim CFO, Endsulin; and Ted Souder, Head of Industry – Retail, Google; Vice-Chair, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Several chamber leaders will address delegates during the Congress and share their experiences and best practices, including Richard Burge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Ben Butters, CEO, Eurochambres; Artem Dalevich, Vice-President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Adolfo Diaz-Ambrona, Secretary General, Spain Chamber; Toki Mabogunje, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Frederic Ronal, Vice-President, CCI Marseille Provence; Nicolas Uribe Rueda, President, Bogota Chamber of Commerce; Vincent Subilia, Director General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce; and Nola Watson, Deputy President Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, among many others.

The experts join a roster of speakers that will be participating over the three days of the Congress, who will take part in over 44 sessions and discuss key issues, such as challenges and opportunities for chambers of commerce and businesses around the world, the evolving role of public-private sector partnerships, health and safety standards, business resilience and preparing for future crises, logistical support for the sector in a new business paradigm, and what tools are needed to facilitate investment in the post-Covid-19 era.  

Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber and Chair of the ICC World Chambers Federation highlighted the significance of the 12WCC in Dubai, which comes at a time when the emirate welcomes the world for Expo 2020 Dubai, offering Congress delegates an ideal platform to network, share knowledge, foster cross-border cooperation and boost their global profile.

“The World Chambers Congress will see chamber leaders reset the global conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by Covid-19, share best practices and offer a glimpse into what the chambers of the future will look like. At the same time, visiting delegates will get the opportunity to learn all about how Dubai and Dubai Chamber are leveraging advanced technologies to turn Covid-related challenges into opportunities and creating added value for businesses,” said Buamim.

Organised by the ICC and its World Chambers Federation, the World Chambers Congress is hosted every two years in a different part of the world. The Congress is the only international forum for chamber leaders and business professionals to exchange insights, share best-practices, and develop extensive business networks. In 2018, Dubai secured the winning bid to host the 12th World Chambers Congress, which was presented by Dubai Chamber. – TradeArabia News Service




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