Members’ voice

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The section “Members’ voice” serves to promote international activities, issue invitations to other members and exchange information and cross participation with other Asia Pacific chambers and individual members. We invite all members to make use of this section for their individual promotions.

World Chambers Competition Deadline Extended

Paris – Very good news for the chamber community! The deadline for submitting your projects to the World Chambers Competition has been extended until 04 May. Under the umbrella of the World Chambers Congress, the Competition gives an opportunity for chambers to improve and enhance their services as well as strengthening local SME’s. After a […]

Lankan Business Delegation Visits Moscow, led by Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council

Colombo – A 25 member Sri Lankan business delegation led by Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce together with the Sri Lankan Embassy in the Russian Federation visited Moscow last week. The business delegation, which was led by President of the Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council, Mr. Isuru […]

Spackman appointment a coup for city, says Wellington Chamber

Wellington – Wellington’s reputation as the creative capital of New Zealand will be greatly enhanced by the appointment of Victoria Spackman as the first director of Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. “It’s a real coup for Te Auaha and for Wellington to have Victoria […]

Wellington business confidence climbs back up, Chamber survey shows

Wellington – Business confidence in the Wellington region’s economy has made a sharp reversal to the drop suffered at the end of 2016, according to the latest Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey, sponsored by Getsmart. A net 52 per cent of business respondents now expect the local economy to improve over the next […]

Wellington Chamber applauds rates rise restraint

Wellington – Wellington Council has done well to keep the 2016/17 rates increase to 3.3 per cent, in light of the many pressures put on spending, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Mayor Justin Lester made the announcement at his State of the City speech to a Chamber of Commerce event today. “This […]

The Ceylon Chamber marks 178 years of service to its nation

  Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka’s premier Business Chamber will complete 178 years of service to the nation on the 25th March, 2017, marking yet another achievement for an organization, which has played one of the most decisive roles in transforming the commercial landscape of Sri Lanka, since its inception in […]

Ceylon Chamber releases note on how government can help SL businesses adjust to trade liberalisation

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) on February 17 released a document containing recommendations on helping Sri Lanka’s industries prepare for trade liberalization. The policy brief titled, ‘Building Resilience, Supporting Growth: Preparing the Domestic Private Sector for Trade Liberalization’, provides insights on how to consider the types of firms, as well as types […]

Japan JCCI President Toru Ishida

Tokyo – Mr. Toru Ishida is currently the president of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Ishida took over the position in December 2015. He served as director and vice president of the Japan Alcohol Trading Co., Ltd. from 2013-2014. He was the director […]

Wellington Chamber congratulates Eight Wire

Wellington – Wellington start-up IT Eight Wire is to be congratulated for securing a major contract to build a data exchange platform for the government, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. “This is very small business doing some very big things. “They have previously described themselves as ‘three guys and three laptops’, […]

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister meets Sri Lankan business leaders

Colombo – The Honorable A. M. Fachir, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia visited Sri Lanka recently during which time he met with the executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Indonesia Business Council along with other businessmen for a discussion about the business situation between the two countries. Mr Moiz Mohamedally, […]

International investors invited to Sri Lanka conclave in May 2017

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce presents an opportunity to be introduced to the emerging preferred destination for investments in Asia – Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017 offers the perfect blend of opportunities aimed at enriching institutional, corporate and individual investors and business houses with a comprehensive set of guidelines […]

The Kowloon Chamber hosts New Century Elite Development Program about OBOR

Kowloon – The Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is organizing the “KCC New Century Elite Development Program 2017” from July 8 to July 27 this year. Held for 17 terms since 1998, the Program is one of the key KCC projects and has trained more than 2,250 university student elites from Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce issues recommendations about trade liberalization

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce today released a document containing recommendations on helping Sri Lanka’s industries prepare for trade liberalization. The policy brief titled, ‘Building Resilience, Supporting Growth: Preparing the Domestic Private Sector for Trade Liberalization’, provides insights on how to consider the types of firms, as well as types of impacts, in […]

Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hilton Brand

Wellington – Wellington’s image will be enhanced by the arrival of a 4½-star Hilton-brand hotel in the centre city, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. “Having a DoubleTree by Hilton is great news for the city, and makes up for the disappointment of earlier plans for a 5-star Hilton Hotel falling through due […]

CACCI survey – The Impact of Trump’s “America-First” Policy and Brexit on Asia?

To: All CACCI Primary Members Re: Request for Members’ Views on the Impact of Brexit and the Trump Presidency on the Region’s Economies The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) on June 23, 2016 and the election of Donald Trump on November 8, 2016 have brought uncertainties – in varying degrees – to the […]

SLSBC concludes successful Trade and Investment Promotion Mission to Singapore

Colombo – The Sri Lanka- Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce successfully concluded a business mission to Singapore recently. The mission was organized to coincide with the SBF Seminar on Doing Business and Opportunities in Sri Lanka followed by One-to-One Business Meetings held by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). The objective […]

Iran Chamber names new Deputy President for International Affairs

Tehran –  Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) named Dr. Mohammad Reza Karbasi as its new deputy president for international affairs. Dr. Karbasi concurrently serves as secretary general of the Iranian National Committee of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and director general of Islamic Chamber Research and Information […]

Shafei elected as Iran Chamber president

Tehran – Gholam Hossein Shafei was recently elected as the head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA). Shafei gained the top position in the Iranian Chamber of Commerce by winning 198 votes versus his rival Masoud Khansari with 194 votes. Gholam Hossein Shafei had previously chaired Iran Chamber of Commerce. He […]

Ceylon Chamber and Tajikistan CCI sign MOU to strengthen trade, investment and tourism opportunities

Colombo –  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce with a view to further promote trade and commercial activities between the private sector partners in Sri Lanka and Tajikistan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan on 14th December 2016 during the “Sri Lanka – Tajikistan […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce invites CACCI Members to the Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the “Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017” from May 30 to June 1, 2017 at the Cimmanon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focusing on the theme “Growth through Partnerships”, the two-day event will feature a full-day […]

ICC Australia Launches Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition

The International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICC) Australia has announced the inaugural Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 July 2017. The Competition will allow undergraduate and postgraduate university students to gain valuable skills in mediation, an essential area of dispute resolution in international commercial law. Using the ICC’s established […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce wins Gold at the 52nd CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce walked away with a Gold under the “Not for Profit Organizations (NPO), including Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO) sector” at the 52nd Annual Report Awards of the CA Sri Lanka. This is the 8th time the Chamber has won the Gold under this category since winning for the first […]

We are strong promoters of free trade…

but there are some losers. What we saw in Brexit and recently in the US are corrections, said CACCI President Emeritus Kenneth Court, from Australia, during a radio interview with ICRT Radio FM 100.7 Taiwan – News Report about CACCI’s 50 anniversary broadcasted November 23rd 2016.  Here is the transcript of the interview. Reporter: Business leaders from […]

Sri Lanka – Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber hosts German Biz Delegation

Sri Lanka – Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted the high powered German Business Delegation arrived in Sri Lanka last week. The delegation from Asia Pacific Business Association, Germany was headed by Mr. Thomas Kriwat, CEO of Mercmarine Group of Companies. Mr. Mark Francis, President of the Sri Lanka – Germany […]

Interview with Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, CACCI VP

We have excerpts of the interview with Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, Managing Director – Panchakanya Group & CACCI Executive Committee Member. Can you name one person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? How has this person impact your life? How has he impacted your leadership style? There is a proverb […]