Thursday, November 25, 2021 – 20:55
DUBAI, 25 November, WAM / The twelfth session of the World Chambers of Commerce Conference ended today in Dubai with the participation of 3,800 representatives of chambers of commerce from 110 countries, including 800 actual participants, 3,000 virtual participants and more than 80 speakers in 44 discussion sessions, where the Geneva transfer was announced. The honor of hosting the conference’s 13th session in 2023.
The 12th edition of the conference focused on exploring the possibilities of chambers of commerce around the world and encouraging them to reorganize their services to conduct business in a new era led by digitalisation, governance and sustainability.
The conference concluded with a session in which His Excellency Hamad Mubarak Buamim, Director General of the Dubai Chamber and President of the World Federation of Commerce Chambers, expressed his pride in the great success Dubai achieved by hosting the activities of the 12th World Chambers Conference , especially as it is the first conference to be held after the Covid 19 pandemic, underlining the importance of the event bringing together chambers of commerce from around the world to review many of the visions that enriched the event and enhanced future opportunities.
During the session, which focused on the need for chambers of commerce to change their service patterns to adapt to the needs of members in the light of developments the world is witnessing, Buamim said that the organization of the conference was in line with Dubai’s guidelines and in line with its desire to be a catalyst for innovation and the exchange of opinions and experiences, and notes that the event underwent the most prominent The practices and tools that will develop the working environment and increase the competitiveness of spaces.
Buamim stressed that the projects of the chambers of commerce participating in the ICC competition will be inspiring models for other chambers, and urges the leaders of the chambers to continue to think about the new generation of chambers of commerce and work to integrate this concept into plans and programs for the coming year, which emphasizes the need to continue to strengthen the language of dialogue and strengthen working and co-operation ties. The common ground leading to the support and development of the working system.
With regard to the most prominent issues that the Director-General of the Dubai Chamber wishes to convey for the 13th edition of the Geneva Conference in 2023, Buamim stressed the importance of flexibility and the exploitation of the benefits of the Conference 12. session in Dubai, which implements successful practices and promotes the adoption and application of the latest technologies and data management, and wants the conference results and recommendations to inspire the participating premises and motivate them to develop executable plans and adopt the innovation of model spaces in their institutions.
Her Excellency Fablin Fischer, Minister for Economy and Labor in Geneva, Switzerland, said: “We look forward to convening the thirteenth session of the World Chamber of Commerce Conference in the light of a ‘normal’ global situation to which we have become accustomed. and I believe that discussions on reshaping free trade and global trade across all sectors and institutions will be strongly influenced in updates on global efforts to confront climate change.
She expected that the chambers of commerce would play a very important role in promoting and supporting best practices and sharing experiences and experiences.
Within the agenda of the twelfth edition of the World Chambers of Commerce Conference, the Dubai Chamber presented a comprehensive report that includes a package of key topics, including the Chambers of Commerce Transformation System, the Dubai Innovation Index and the Digital Readiness Tool. in addition to a vision based on a comprehensive study of the new generation of chambers of commerce and the role of technology in reshaping global trade, learning about the experiences of other chambers, identifying success models and recognizing the value and effectiveness of chambers based on innovative thinking and ability to focus their services on according to the changing needs of their members.
As part of its efforts to support the “Chambers of Commerce Transformation System” (CMI), the Dubai Chamber unveiled a recent study during the conference that provides valuable insights into the concept of the new generation of chambers of commerce (Chambers of Commerce 4.0 / and how technology can transform the global trade scene, in addition to distributing a hard copy of Study during the conference.The report can also be downloaded through the conference’s digital platform.
The Swiss city of Geneva will host the negotiations of the thirteenth edition of the World Chamber of Commerce conference under the slogan “Acheving Shared Prosperity through Pluralism”, organized jointly with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services in June 2023.
WAM / Mubarak Khamis / Islam Al-Hussein